National Talkblack 251021

National Talkblack 251021

We had:

Dr. Nicole Yap, General Surgeon specialising in breast and reconstructive procedures, talking about Free and subsided breast cancer genetic tests during October. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October the Australian Breast Care Centre (ABCC) will be running #CheckThoseBreasts campaign to promote the importance of awareness and early detection in diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and it is expected that 20,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year. Almost 1% of these will be male breast cancer.

Dr Trevor Lambkin, Entomologist, talking about how Torres Strait Island Butterflies could help conservation. Researchers at the University of Queensland have edited the first database of butterfly species in the Torres Strait Islands for decades to enhance biosecurity and conservation measures in the region. In close collaboration with the Torres Straits Regional Council, Dr. Trevor Lambkin said the database lists 227 butterfly species to help local authorities address climate change, other human threats and the effects of weeds. I said it would help. “For the first time, my job was to create a detailed checklist and distribution map of butterfly populations on each island. This particular information will be useful in the future. Conservation measures“Dr. Lamkin said.

Rheanna Lotter, Indigenous artist talking about Indigenous artist supporting communities through COVID-19. Rheanna has worked with many companies and clients around Australia to showcase modern and contemporary Aboriginal art, sharing culture in unique ways and creating artworks for all Australians to enjoy. AIHW data released this year revealed Indigenous Australians reported relatively higher levels of anxiety and worry due to the impacts of COVID-19. Understandably the instability and unpredictability of recent months has taken its toll on Indigenous families across the country. To help with these daily challenges, a new Government initiative designed to support the mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing of families has just launched.

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