Palm Island restricts visitors amid coronavirus fears

[Sofia Wainwright and Sam Davis ABC]

“There's no legal requirement. We're just asking for people's support in relation to this.”

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We weren't worthy: Aboriginal elders group refused funding by Nigel Scullion four times

[Lorena Allam, The Guardian]

“It was all done right, according to the grant guidelines. We never got any feedback on why he refused,” Mansell said. “For some reason we weren’t worthy but we were never told why.”

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‘Closing the Gap 2020’ report … there’s nothing new to see here

[supplied by David Neil]

What the report does tell us is that the government is committed to running short-term programs and blaming Indigenous Australians when the promised improvements do not eventuate.

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Barunga Festival & Katherine Junk Festival to postpone until early September 2020

[by Nick Price]

Celebrations that traditionally draw thousands of visitors to the Katherine region in the dry season will instead encourage them to visit in September, with two popular events rescheduled as a precautionary measure over COVID-19 concerns.

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