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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Australian of the Year award goes to spokesperson for the People's Alcohol Action Coalition reform group

Date posted: 16 November 2011

Medical campaigner Dr John Boffa has been named the Northern Territory's Australian of the Year 2012 and presented with his award by The Hon Paul Henderson MLA, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (NT). Dr Boffa has dedicated his life to Indigenous health development, and helping to overcome alcohol-based issues affecting the lives of Indigenous people in NT communities.

Dr Boffa is a general practitioner and the public health medical officer at the Central Australian Aboriginal Health Congress in Alice Springs. Over the years, he has played an active and inspirational role in changing attitudes toward alcohol in NT communities through supply reduction, early learning and mental health programs. He continues his remarkable contribution as the spokesperson for the People's Alcohol Action Coalition reform group.

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Last updated: 16 November 2011
 
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