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The other Indigenous coronavirus crisis: disappearing income from art
Detail from Gulach 2006 by Terry Ngamandara Wilson
Friday 20 March 2020
With the outbreak of COVID-19, Francis Markham and Jon Altman have written a piece for The Conversation about one of the many potential economic impacts of the virus on remote Indigenous communities. They point out that the travel restrictions to Aboriginal lands are reducing the flow of income into already cash-deprived communities. They call for a permanent increase to social security payments and the suspension of CDP mutual obligation requirements as an immediate measure to ease the economic impact of the virus in remote Indigenous communities. Read the article here.