On Liberty EP5 Lockdown and indigenous communities

Salvatore Babones speaks with Jacinta Price, Director of the Indigenous Program at the Centre for Independent Studies. Jacinta joins us live from Alice Springs, where she serves as a Town Councillor, to discuss how lockdown compares in remote communities.

They discussed what ‘social distancing’ means in the wide-open spaces of remote Australia, where local quarantines and ‘biosecurity zones’ are a way of life. Jacinta will explain the government’s efforts to keep the coronavirus out of remote settlements with rudimentary medical facilities, and how the pandemic has affected the daily lives of people living in some of Australia’s most challenging environments.

Are aboriginal communities complying with restrictions? How do we get the indigenous economy moving again after such a set back?