This week, Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney, along with Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians Malarndirri McCarthy and Member for Lingiari Marion Scrymgour, visited Mutitjulu community to announce funding for the rebuild of the Mutitjulu Health Service Clinic and renovations of the Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) Clinic.
Congress Chair, Graham Dowling, Director Joseph Hayes, Mutitjulu Health Board Director Natalie Ray Malbunka, Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee and GMHS Josie Douglas were also present for the announcements.
Natalie Ray Malbunka responded to the announcement on behalf of the Mutitjulu Health Board, and Graham Dowling, Congress Chair, acknowledged this significant development for Congress which will result in better access and delivery of health services to Aboriginal people in the area, as well as improvements to the community as a whole.
Senator Linda Burney mirrored what Graham said, “When we invest in our communities, we invest in a better future for all of us”.
Congress thanks the Labor Government for this $19 million funding which also includes funding for the development of our new health hub in Mparntwe (Alice Springs).