Episode 17: COVID-19 and Aboriginal communities. Rex Weribone from Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council on the community facing lockout from essential services as Queensland closes its borders

Welcome back to “A Cuppa and A Yarn” brought to you by the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council.

One of the most vulnerable NSW Aboriginal communities to the pandemic COVID-19 is Toomelah, in the far north of the state.

Toomelah’s nearest hospital, supermarket and all essential services are half an hour away across the Queensland border.

With that state about to close its border, the Toomelah community has been left in the dark about how that will affect them.

This episode, host Michelle Aleksandrovics-Lovegrove speaks with Rex Weribone, the CEO of the Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council about an urgent action plan for the days to come.