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Making Bourke Better

Lining up for discussion of Bourke’s Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project – Phillip Sullivan, George Fernando of Walgett, CEO of Bourke AMS Barbara Flick, Allan Lamb of Goodooga, Maranguka CEO Alister Ferguson, and Kade Dixon. Kneeling - Shontaye Brown, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Brittney Knight and Katie Brookson.

The Bourke community has to agree on issues and work together to solve local problems locally, according to NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard – who spent two days in town this week.

Mr Hazzard – the NSW Premier’s nominated “Champion of Bourke” also says that “all government and non-government agencies have to be singing off the same hymn sheet”.

Speaking at a Cross Sector Leadership Meeting in Bourke on Monday Mr Hazzard said he “was pleased and proud to be involved in efforts to improve things in the Bourke community.”

“There have been incremental improvements in Bourke and in people’s attitudes towards problems facing the Aboriginal community” Mr Hazzard said.

“We need to see the whole community working towards a common vision to guarantee a better future for our kids.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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