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We had:

Brad Cam, Mid-Western Regional Council General Manager talking Dixons Long Point Crossing road, bridge linking Orange-Mudgee delayed again. Long-awaited works to upgrade a track between Orange and Mudgee have again been delayed, this time in order to retain Indigenous heritage along the route but with consensus already reached on the solution.

Mark Burdack, CEO of Rural and Remote Medical Services Ltd, talking about NSW Indigenous communities at risk of chronic illness epidemic due to missed check-ups. Health groups have expressed fears the COVID-19 pandemic will move to an epidemic of chronic illness among the state’s regional Indigenous population. Burdack said the decline is entirely due to COVID, adding Aboriginal people in smaller remote towns avoided travelling to larger towns because of the risk of infection.Deanne Minniecon, Diabetes Australia’s new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Manager Talking about her career as well as the impact type 2 diabetes is having on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

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