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Bega Garnbirringu Health Service nominated for WA Young Achievers Award

June 6, 2018

Bega Garnbirringu Health Service, located in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia, were recently nominated for a West Australian (WA) Young Achievers Award. Bega were invited to submit their Hip Hop Project, developed as part of their Tackling Indigenous Smoking activities, as a nomination for the awards. The purpose of the Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of all young people. While Bega were unsuccessful in winning the Award, it is a fantastic achievement to be nominated, and a testament to their hard work in tackling smoking in their region. Bega's certificate of achievement can be...

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MDAS and Mildura Central combine to promote smoke free message

May 29, 2018

A partnership between Mildura Central Shopping Centre and Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) has brought about the installation of bright, new covers over the bollards delineating the smoke-free zone at the shopping centre entrances. 'We thought it was a great opportunity to take the smoke-free message to the community, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous,' said Nathan Yates, MDAS Regional Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking. 'It was a fantastic gesture by Mildura Central to allow us to use the bollards, free-of-charge to install the covers and get the message to around 4,000 people a day who come into Mildura Central.' The bollards,...

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