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A new deal for NSW Aborigines?

AROUND 50 Aboriginal people from Lismore and surrounds gathered at the Lismore Workers Club yesterday to contribute thoughts and ideas around improving services to Aboriginal communities in Northern NSW.

The meeting was part of a series of consultations by a NSW ministerial taskforce established in August to work toward developing a new Aboriginal strategy this year.

A coalition of peak Aboriginal organisations is also contributing to the taskforce.

The strategy is focusing on improving service delivery and accountability in Aboriginal affairs and educational and employment outcomes.

The group discussed a range of issues with transport a priority where towns are separated by long distances and access limits engagement with their family and community.

Submissions can be made until 5pm on February 29 at www.daa.nsw.gov.au/taskforce/ or by phone on 9219 0702 .

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