Hearings continue into food insecurity in remote Indigenous communities

The inquiry into food pricing and food security in remote Indigenous communities

is holding a further public hearing on Wednesday 23 September.

Among the organisations appearing before the Committee will be the National Rural Health Alliance, the Australian Food and Grocery Council, and Metcash.

Julian Leeser MP, Chair of the House of Representatives Indigenous Affairs Committee, says that each of the organisations will have unique perspectives on the issues surrounding food affordability and availability in remote Indigenous communities.

“We look forward to continuing discussions at this hearing about the supply chains and pricing arrangements that exist for remote Indigenous community stores and also about the health impacts of poor food security in these areas. The Committee is keen to hear the views of Metcash and the Australian Food and Grocery Council on the challenges posed by the business environment for food and groceries in remote Indigenous communities”, Mr Leeser said.

The witnesses and Members will all be appearing by videoconference or teleconference due to social distancing requirements relating to COVID-19. Full programs are available on the inquiry website.

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Time: 10.00am to 3.20pm AEST

Location: Via video and teleconference

An audio broadcast will be accessible at aph.gov.au/live

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