New Year’s resolution: let’s get rid of excessive food prices in remote Australia

Karen L Webb and Stephen R Leeder
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (1): 7-8.

Government, industry and the community can work together to reduce price disparities

An Aboriginal Health Worker, Marinka Burton, shops at one of the Mai Wiru (good food) stores in the Pitjantjatjara Lands, South Australia. Details of the Mai Wiru program can be found at

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  • Karen L Webb1
  • Stephen R Leeder2

  • 1 School of Public Health and School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, NSW Centre for Public Health Nutrition, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Australian Health Policy Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.



The authors thank Professor Kerin O’Dea, Ms Dympna Leonard, and Associate Professor Geoff Marks for helpful comments on the manuscript.

Competing interests:

None identified.


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