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We had:

Jami Seale, proud Wiradjuri woman and new mother, talking about services unite to provide crucial perinatal mental health support. This year, the nations mental health has taken a collective hit, and it’s more important than ever for Australian’s who are struggling to be seen and heard. Expectant and new parents have had it especially tough, with pregnancy and parenting being a 24/7 role and the demands of work, home and school life colliding as the pandemic took hold.

Cara Peek, Founder of Saltwater Country, talking about Yawuru/Bunuba woman AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards national winner. Peek, a proud Yawuru/Bunuba woman, was named the National Winner for her work in driving employment opportunities for First Nations people in remote Australia. She is also a Broome-based lawyer, social innovator and co-founder of Saltwater Country. “Winning the Award is great recognition of the work that we’ve undertaken,” she said. She hopes to level the playing field between rural and metropolitan standards of living for Aboriginal people.

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