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Mary G, the 'Queen of the Kimberley' is currently on a tour around the Goldfields towns of Western Australia (WA).
The tour, funded by the Federal Government, is promoting the Breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse initiative. This initiative aims to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in Indigenous communities by supporting community-led intervention programs and management plans.
Approximately $20 million over three years (2011-12 to 2013-14) has been allocated to funding the initiative, which will be delivered throughout WA by the Drug and Alcohol Office of WA. Under the initiative, communities in the Pilbara and Goldfields regions in particular will be targeted.
Mary G, an active member of the Aboriginal community, who has been working to improve reconciliation and health for over 20 years, will perform at free community concerts to promote the message. Concerts will be held in the following towns:
The tour commenced on 20 October, and will finish on 10 November, 2012. Further information on tour dates can be found by accessing the links below.
Source: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Koori mail
Breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse in Indigenous communities initiative
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Ph: 1800 153 477 (Freecall)