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We had:

Dr. Jason Agostino, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Medical Advisor, talking about how First Nations adults at risk from severe illness after COVID – ANU Research. A majority, 59 per cent, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are at an elevated risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 due to ongoing health inequities, a major study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found. It found more than half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults have these and other existing conditions that could increase the risk of needing intensive care admission, mechanical ventilation or death if they contract COVID-19 and are not vaccinated.

Dan Peters, Managing Director of Clearco Australia, talking about AU$100 million investment set to change the game for Australian e-c-commerce businesses. E-commerce businesses require innovative and unique funding to grow in Australia, yet the dynamic start-up sector is underserved in the revenue-based $nance space. That’s why the world’s largest e-commerce investor, Clearco, is revolutionising the way Aussie founders grow their businesses, with a commitment to invest at least AU$100 million into digital-first Australian businesses. Due to continuing lockdowns around the country, Aussies’ online spending has grown exponentially. New research reveals that in 2020, online purchases grew by 57% year on year with Australians spending a record $50.46 billion dollars online.

Jacqui Payne, Lecturer at Charles Darwin University, talking about Post-mining era heralded as first Aboriginal rangers graduate in Kakadu. Fourteen people have become the first Aboriginal Djurrubu Rangers to graduate from their Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management at Charles Darwin University. The Mirarr Traditional Owners welcomed the conclusion of uranium mining on their country on 8 January as processing wound up at the Ranger Uranium Mine neighbouring Kakadu. It marked the end of 40 years of uranium mining operations which the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation said was “imposed” on Traditional Owners by the Commonwealth government.

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