With growing concern in NSW about the spread of covid into regional Aboriginal communities and the current three day lockdown in Darwin and Katherine. Central Australian Aboriginal health agencies have also voiced their concerns.
New South Wales has recorded another 452 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one death, with authorities remaining very concerned about the spread of the virus through Aboriginal communities in the state’s west.
Victoria has reported 24 new local COVID-19 cases as Melbourne woke up under stricter lock down measures on Tuesday.
Canberra’s lockdown was also extended for another two weeks as the ACT records another 19 COVID-19 cases.
No new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the NT, with almost 2000 tests conducted overnight all returning negative.
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In today’s bulletin (6pm):
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is important for people right across Sydney to be complying with the lockdown, but has stopped short of supporting a “ring of steel” around the city.The PM also praised the “absolutely extraordinary” efforts of Aboriginal community-controlled health services for keeping COVID-19 from spreading out of control in remote areas during the pandemic.
NSW recorded 390 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases including 25 new cases in Dubbo, and two more deaths.
The ACT has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to six.
QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she hoped to get an update from New South Wales at the National Cabinet meeting today about how it planned to stop the spread of Delta into other states.
A large crowd gathered at the Uniting Chuch lawns in Mparntwe Alice springs on Friday to celebrate the local NAIDOC Awards Presentation Ceremony.
The CAAMA Radio Sports Show is back bringing you all the footy action across the NT. This Friday the 13th Fry Tuck is joined in the studio with Vanessa Stokes, Dylan Berry and Dan Dan. The crew also take a look at the discussions of racism in the AFL.
The ACT will go into a seven day lockdown from 5:00pm today… the first time the ACT has entered lockdown since early in 2020.
NSW has recorded 345 new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases and two further deaths, both men aged in their 90s.
South Australia will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to anyone aged 16 and over from next week.
Veteran Aboriginal football star Eddie Betts has pleaded with the AFL and broader public to call out racism.
The author of more than ninety reports and twenty-five published papers about Aboriginal cultural heritage, community life and relations to land has shared what he believes is the most significant legacy of Australia’s First Nations Peoples .
Last week in Mparntwe, Alice Springs Child Friendly Alice held an event celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day!
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is held on 4 August each year to honour and celebrate the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children within family and community
It was fantastic to see so many children and their families downtown – happy, healthy, thriving, proud. Thank you to all of the hard workers dedicated to children and families in this town!
Branch Manager-Operations John Bateup says “We are excited to announce we have opened our Dedicated Disability Accommodation Facility SIL House in Alice Springs, in attendance were our CEO Sajesh with ASTC Alice Springs Town Council Mayor Damien Ryan who officiated the Opening followed by an address by CEO Sajesh and then a blessing throughout the House by Alice Springs Parish Priest Father Prakash. Also, in attendance Former Minister of the Northern Territory Government Bess Price who has a keen interest in assisting Indigenous People who have a disability.”
“We at Hands On people are providing a very high standard of care and our Dedicated Disability accommodation Facility SIL House in Alice Springs is a testament to our commitment to our valued Participants.”