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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs has tabled the report of its inquiry into remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community stores entitled Everybody's Business: Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community Stores.
On 4 December 2008, the Committee accepted terms of reference from the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to inquire into and report on the operation of local community stores in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
In particular, the Committee was asked to report on:
The Committee received 112 submissions from a wide range of sources, conducted 28 public hearings and visited and inspected stores in 17 remote Indigenous communities.
The report is the result of the inquiry and contains 33 recommendations, grouped under the following headings:
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and
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