CAAMA News 9-4-2021

9th Apr 2021

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In today's bulletin (6pm 9-4-2021):

* The primary health care service for Aboriginal people in Central Australia has also reassured clients that AstraZenica vaccines is safe to be administered despite an extremely small number of cases of blood clotting linked to the vaccine.

* Meanwhile Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia has secured a further 20 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine adding to the 20 million already ordered.

* A group of Australian Medical Assistance Team doctors and two pallets of medical supplies left Darwin and are travelling to Papua New Guinea to help with the country's COVID-19 crisis.

* An inquest being held in North Queensland into the death in custody of a First Nations man has found that he received sub optimal treatment from paramedics.

* A recently established group from Tennant Creek aiming to tackle anti-social behavior in the town are looking for more volunteers.

* The Territory government has granted the largest-ever groundwater extraction licence in the NT to an agribusiness that plans to use 40,000 megalitres a year to irrigate farming operations.

* A design tender has been released for the planned National Aboriginal Art Gallery by the Territory Government set to be built at Mbantwe Alice Springs' ANZAC Hill Precinct.

* This years Parrtjima festival kicks off tonight in Mbantwe Alice Springs, hosted at the Alice Springs Desert Park and the Todd Mall.

* And in sport, the 2021 seasons of the NRL NT, Central Australian Football League (CAFL) and community AFL competitions have been announced.