Country, Culture, People, Future

October 2021

Pop up COVID-19 vaccination clinics set to benefit regional WA

Posted: October 18th, 2021

It is now easier than ever for residents in country WA to receive a COVID-19 vaccination thanks to a new initiative being rolled out by the State Government.

14 new pop-up clinics are set to launched across WA in Geraldton, Fitzroy Crossing, Newman, Karratha and Broome, with Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Hedland, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Kununurra and more locations to be announced in the coming weeks.

In Geraldton the vaccination drive is being coordinated by Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service and in its first two days of operation saw more than 150 Geraldton residents get the jab.

The clinic is open now between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday until October 22 at 60 Rifle Range Road, Geraldton., with no appointment necessary.

For more information visit WA Country Health Service

Yamatji On Country 13 – 14 October

Posted: October 5th, 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people from across the Mid West, Murchison and Gascoyne will have the opportunity to have their say about common issues affecting them and their communities when the inaugural Yamatji On Country takes place in Carnarvon on 13 and 14 October.

The two-day meeting will see discussions around the coming Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2021, and language preservation, with community members and invited guests joining the discussion.

This is a critical time for Aboriginal people to be discussing the unifying issue of heritage protection – to ensure protections of sacred sites in coming legislation, and for Aboriginal people to have their voices heard.

Yamatji On Country will be held in Carnarvon at Gwoonwardu Mia – Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre, 146 Robinson Street Carnarvon.  To find out more call our Geraldton office on 9965 6222 or visit ymac.org.au

To find out more about Aboriginal peoples’ concerns about the bill, visit www.protectaboriginalheritagewa.org.au

YMAC News Issue 43 available now

Posted: October 5th, 2021

 

The latest edition of YMAC News is now available on our website. To read it or download it click, here.