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National Talkblack 101220

We had:

Commissioner Romlie Mokak from the Productivity Commission discussing how the 2020 Overcoming Indigenous (OID) report shows mixed outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Four years on from the previous report there continues to be an improvement in many areas of early child development, economic participation and some aspects of health and education. Areas such as justice and mental health remain concerning, with increases in the rates of imprisonment, suicide and self-harm.

Tom Busby from Busby Marou talking about how the recent easing of restrictions is great news for fans who missed out first time around with a return to capacity ticket allocation when the duo plays two nights at Tanks Arts Centre here in Cairns on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 December 2020.

Kate Colvin, spokesperson for the Everybody’s Home campaign discussing how the looming prospect of more than 125,000 Australians being thrust into homelessness or housing stress demonstrates the need to urgently begin building new social housing. The Everybody’s Home campaign brings together a range of charities, not for profits and housing providers to campaign for an expansion of social and affordable housing in Australia. The campaign is pushing for the creation of an additional 500,000 homes in Australia over the next decade.

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