'Lack of money': 43% of Aboriginal people in remote communities have gone without food in past year

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Food prices must be brought into line with those in the cities to stop people going hungry, inquiry hears

A national inquiry into food security in remote Aboriginal communities has heard that poverty is the single greatest contributor to food insecurity, and that raising income is essential to stop people going hungry.

The inquiry heard that in 2019, 26% of Indigenous people nationally lived in a household which, in the previous 12 months, had run out of food and could not afford to buy more.

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