Panic buying hurts remote food supplies

By Rebecca Le May
Updated April 7 2020 - 8:03pm, first published 8:00pm
Stores in remote areas are short of supplies, forcing at-risk indigenous people to travel to town.

Panic buying is causing a shortage of grocery supplies in remote indigenous communities, forcing many vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to travel long distances to shop, exposing them to the spread of COVID-19.

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