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BNTAC meets with Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt

Minister Ken Wyatt met last week with the RECOV19ER Group, a Pilbara-wide COVID-19 emergency response group that BNTAC has been a part of since mid-March.

Minister Wyatt spoke to us about our work over the past two months and his aim to collaborate with the RECOV19ER to help communities get better economic outcomes in the future.

The meeting included BNTAC CEO Johanna Ramsay and representatives from Nyamal, IBN and YMAC — all which are part of RECOV19ER.

During the discussion, the RECOV19ER Group explained its role and how Aboriginal Corporations had come together to support each other and our communities across the Pilbara. The group has also turned into an important platform to advocate to government on the ongoing issues facing aboriginal communities.

The Minister commented on our work and proposed a collaboration in the future. Together with RECOV9ER, the Minister would look at rethinking business, employment, training and skilling for communities and indigenous People — allowing them to be more independent.

The RECOV19ER Group is now waiting for further contact with the Minister to progress on this collaboration.

 

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