'They're winging it': Wilcannia Aboriginal community feels left behind in worsening Covid outbreak

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated August 27 2021 - 6:08am, first published August 26 2021 - 6:30pm
Wilcannia's main street. Inset: Parkes MP Mark Coulton and Wilcannia Aboriginal Land Council leader Michael Kennedy with his wife and one of their children. Pictures: Dion Georgopoulos, Sitthixay Ditthavong, Supplied

Nearly one in 10 residents in the small western NSW town of Wilcannia have tested positive to Covid as the federal government faces tough criticism over its patchy vaccine rollout to vulnerable communities.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.