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We had:

Dr Mahesh Bandarupalli, GP at Guardian Medical and specialises in Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Pediatrics, Skin Cancer, Cardiorespiratory and Infectious Diseases, talking about AstraZeneca announces new treatment listed on the PBS to help manage COPD, Australia’s fifth leading cause of death. Australians with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) now have access to a new treatment option which combines three medications in the same device, following the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of Breztri Aerosphere.

Kim Walker, NAISDA Dance College CEO talking about how the NAISDA online audition applications have been extended. Communities, families and schools are encouraged to help support young people considering a career in dance and the performing arts, by having a yarn about the possibilities that auditioning for NAISDA can offer. Completing an online audition application before 15 November is the first step in creating options for next year.

Aunty Charmaine and Uncle Andrew, Interim Elders’ Co-Chairs, talking about Yoo-rrook Justice Commission highlight importance of truth-telling. The Commissioners of the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission (Yoo-rrook) have raised the importance truth-telling in the face of revelations about Tom Wills. Tom Wills is one of the founders of Australian Football who allegedly participated in the murder of Aboriginal people. Yoo-rrook said their objectives are to establish an official record of the impact of colonisation on Traditional Owners and First Peoples in Victoria. They are aiming to develop a shared understanding among all Victorians of the impact of colonisation. Yoo-rrook said that they will propose changes to laws, institutions, and systems which can be taken up through Treaty negotiations and the likes to build relationships between all Victorians.

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