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We had:

Bart Pigram, owner of Narlijia Experiences Broome, talking about Indigenous tourism businesses adapting to COVID-19 by pivoting into domestic markets. The Yawuru man runs cultural tours in the Kimberley town, situated in Western Australia’s far north-west, but business dropped by half as borders were closed because of COVID-19. To stay on top of things, he reduced the type of trips he offered to a tour of Broome’s mangrove forests. “I’ve just really fine-tuned one product and committed a few more overheads to actually making that product a really frequent product,” he said. “Safer, more enjoyable, more friendly, more kid-friendly, family-friendly, just to get people to spending those two hours with me in Broome”

Dave Murphy, Head of Brand Strategy, Creative and Communications talking about addicted to data, the gift of the gab and the fastest fingers – new research reveals Aussies’ phone usage habits. Newly released data usage trends reveal which Australian states have had the highest increase in data usage during the pandemic with Tasmania experiencing a 213% increase. On average usage went up by 146%, with calls and texts also increasing by 11% and 10% respectively, as Aussies work from home and reach out to connect with loved ones. To help Aussies keep up with their data needs leading telco amaysim, has today announced unlimited data banking for all customers and is encouraging Australians to take a look at their data, SMS and calling usage and see if they fit their state’s stereotypes.

Celia Perkins, Deputy Secretary of Defence’s Estate and Infrastructure Group and Defence Indigenous Champion, talking about Minister for Defence Industry – Indigenous company to deliver new facilities at RAAF Base Darwin. The Northern Territory is set for a major jobs boost after a leading Indigenous construction company was contracted to deliver a $7 million explosive ordnance storage facility at RAAF Base Darwin.

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