Justin caught up with Zoe and talked about the renewal of eight 2008 Close the Gap targets to improve the lives of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, after reviews found most have failed. They also talked about the coronavirus outbreak in Victoria, as more than 700 cases are confirmed in one day.
On Neighbourhood Watch, Justin and Zoe talked about the coronavirus situation in New South Wales, the released correspondence between Buckingham Palace and Governor-General SIr John Kerr during the sacking of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1974, and a Truth and Justice Commission for Aboriginal People in Victoria.
On Neighbourhood Watch this week Zoe talks us through what is happening for Reconciliation Week in Te Whenua Moemoeā or Australia, including the explosion of an area of sacred land for a mine, we also touch on the amount of money borrowed by the government which was double what was needed and how that money will not be redistributed to other people in need.
Despite warnings by many public health experts that changing seasonal flu strains were beginning to contribute to higher mortality rates, the notion that a pandemic may hit was largely ignored throughout the last decade. Even now, the Australian government is focussing more on pointing a finger at China, who Scott Morrison posits is accountable for generating coronavirus. Mary-Margaret asked Zoe Kounadis about that this week, and if that rhetoric is taking off.
This week in Neighbourhood Watch, Zoe updates Mary-Margaret on what Adelaide looks like now that the country has flattened their COVID-19 curve. Zoe explains what has happened to Virgin airline and what its fate might look like. They also discuss what’s happened to Scott Morrison administration since a pirating of Malcolm Turnbull's memoirs, and an exciting kangaroo sighting.