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Oversupply of Produce while Remote Communities Go Hungry

  "Western Australian farmers continue to have an oversupply of produce that is being ploughed back into the ground instead of being distributed to the remote and rural communities," says Peter Swift, WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY candidate for the seat of O'Connor.

Swift says,"Limited access to fresh food is an ongoing problem facing remote communities, especially traditional food sources like Kangaroo ." 

These areas continue to suffer due to cycles of the mining 'boom and bust' and an overall unavailability of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Traditional food is a primary source of nutrition for Aboriginal people and there are little, or no kangaroos left after mining activities.

Lack of access to their primary food source can have heavy long-term consequences for their community.

Peter says; “Being a farmer in the region, I have seen the impact that poor food supply management has had on our remote communities. The continued neglect is unfair! A proper process needs to be put into place.”

Autonomy over their food supply is an imperative part of preserving and respecting Aboriginal culture and community.

Alleviating the gap through education and thorough food supply management are the crucial next steps for improved development of Western Australia.

 “We need to introduce better initiatives like fruit, vegetable and meat delivery programs that are regularly sent to our communities. Our top priority should be to improve access to nutritional food supply.”

The WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY calls for changes to food supply access to remote communities in WA.

 

Peter Swift

Candidate for the seat of O’Connor

 WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY

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