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Here’s a way to give the communities control and some self-empowerment

Measure and_markingBy National Indigenous Times reporter Geoff Bagnall

There are many complaints Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the country make about government services and program delivery to either refurbish homes or build new ones.

 

Two of the most common complaints are the fly-in, fly-out workers who "parachute" into communities, build things, often shoddily...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:38

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Fred Hollows’ tools of trade to give people back their sight donated to National Museum

fred hollowsIt may look like just a box but the equipment used by Fred Hollows in remote Aboriginal communities changed the lives of countless Australians.

Hollows' work in remote Aboriginal communities and overseas, to provide eye care and carry out a survey of eye defects, continues to this day.

His wife Gabi Hollows, who continues his legacy through the Fred Hollows Foundation, last week donated portable...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:36

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