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We had:

Professor Stephen Van Leeuwen, Australian Botanical Ecologist talking about how Australia’s first Indigenous Chair for Biodiversity and Environmental Science will lead a ground-breaking new Curtin University-based training centre that will drive a diversified Indigenous-led restoration economy.

Daniel Gschwind, Chief executor at the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), talking about the tourism and hospitality call for urgent crisis support in these tough times. QTIC has issued an urgent plea to the Commonwealth Government to extend the current eligibility of the COVID-19 Disaster Payment to employees of tourism and hospitality businesses in locations outside the locked down areas.

Archaeologist Corioli Souter, talking about a new study that reveals history of Aboriginal trade with foreign visitors before British settlement. Dr Souter is part of a research team from the WA Museum Boola Bardip and the The University of Western Australia, working with the Kwini people to try to piece together the little-known trepang industry of the 1700s and 1800s.

Ofa Mabo, a proud Meriam woman and lead coordinator of Eip Karem Beizam, talking about how cencus data helps cultural groups to keep language and culture alive and the benefits it has on the community.

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