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Indigenous consumer engagement inquiry holds its final hearing

Issue date: Wednesday, 16 February 2022

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This Thursday, the Indigenous Affairs Committee will hear from four organisations as part of its inquiry into fostering better engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers. This will be the inquiry’s final public hearing for this current Parliament.

The four organisations appearing at the public hearing this Thursday are:

  • the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
  • Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT)
  • Danila Dilba Health Service
  • Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS).

Committee Chair Julian Leeser MP said, ‘These organisations played a central role in preventing a Dan Murphy’s store from opening near dry communities in the Northern Territory. They have firsthand experience of poor corporate behaviour towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in relation to alcohol, health and other social issues.’

‘The committee looks forward to discussing options for more effective and meaningful Indigenous engagement by the corporate sector,’ Mr Leeser said.

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 17 February 2022 (AEDT)

11.35am Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)

  Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT)

    Danila Dilba Health Service

    Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS)

A live audio stream of the hearing will be accessible at https://www.aph.gov.au/Watch_Read_Listen.

For more information about this inquiry, including its terms of reference, details of upcoming public hearings, and instructions on making a submission, please visit the Inquiry webpage. You may also track the Committee to receive email updates on the inquiry by clicking the blue ‘Track Committee’ button.

Media enquiries

Office of Julian Leeser MP
Media contact: Sarah Greenbaum - 02 9980 1822

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4559
IndigenousAffairs.Reps@aph.gov.au

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