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We had:

Gabrielle O’Kane, CEO of the National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) talking about how people in rural, regional and remote communities bear the brunt of health effects from our changing climate, prompting the Alliance to recommend tangible government measures. The ‘Position paper: Rural health policy in a changing climate – three key issues’, discusses specific impacts and risk factors facing the 7 million people living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia in relation to extreme weather events; impacts on agricultural output and food security; and debilitating insect-borne diseases.

Jamie Gosling, Jamie Gosling Football Academy (JGFA) Director of Football talking about how JGFA is proud to announce the latest recipients of Far North Queensland’s first ever soccer scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The 12-month scholarships, which run until December 2021 and are valued at $1,000 each, will see local Indigenous children aged between 6-14 years offered free elite coaching and mentoring at the region’s number one soccer academy.

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