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National Talkblack 161121

We had:

Nina Crawley, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at Oxfam Australia, talking about Pharmaceutical companies and rich nations delivering just one in seven of doses promised to developing countries. Developing countries have been hit with an endless tide of inadequate gestures and broken promises from rich countries and pharmaceutical companies, who are failing to deliver billions of doses they promised while blocking the real solutions to vaccine inequality, according to a new report published today by the People’s Vaccine Alliance.

Mick Carr, Grub Lab CEO, talking about how he has scored a partnership with the AFL. Mick Carr established his company Grub Lab following an a-ha moment when out dining with his wife and three boys. The boys were given a standard colouring book, and quickly grew bored, and Mick thought there had to be a better solution to entertain kids while dining out. So he created Grub Lab, a kids entertainment solution for hospitality venues using Augmented Reality (AR) technology. He has now announced a partnership with the AFL, in a deal worth around $2 million in revenue for his tech-based start-up.

Mick Sherry, SA Electoral Commissioner talking about Electoral commission runs mock election in APY Lands in campaign to consult community. The Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) ran a mock election in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands with Fregon school students in the lead up to the state election. Mick Sherry said the visit was an opportunity to consult with the wider community and find out how the ECSA could boost voter participation.

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