Shepparton News

Azem amazes again

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Deputy Emergency Management Commission­er Debra Abbott has left Shepparton but not before getting food from the best man to have by your side in a crisis.

“On a normal day, Lutfiyes Shish Kebab provides 80 to 120 meals to the city’s homeless, but at the moment, that is as high as 500 meals per day. Thanks Azem!” she tweeted.

Ms Abbott praised the response to the outbreak in Shepparton as amazing. Oddie agrees, we do amazing really well.

Rumbalara is rocking

Oddie has a shout-out for Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperativ­e which was already doing a fantastic job in vaccinatin­g the city’s Indigenous community and has done an equally efficient job of encouragin­g people to get tested during the Shepparton outbreak.

Oddie wishes there was clear public data on Indigenous vaccinatio­n rates, but an assessment by The Age found the number of people fully vaccinated is 43 per cent and 75 per cent have had a first dose.

At that rate the Indigenous community will be fully vaccinated well before the rest of the population. Oddie thinks that is a story of leadership worth highlighti­ng.

Don’t call, Oddie is buried in paperwork

It’s lucky Oddie is in quarantine. It might well take the remainder of this mandatory couch confinemen­t to wade through the 41 pages of data and detail outlining the results of a traffic study for the new Greater Shepparton Secondary College site at Hawdon St.

Lots of people have been pondering how it will all work. Oddie is going to have to do a deep-dive to find out.

 ??  ?? ‘V’ is for victory: Rumbalara is kicking goals with vaccinatio­n and COVID-19 testing.
‘V’ is for victory: Rumbalara is kicking goals with vaccinatio­n and COVID-19 testing.
 ?? Picture: VicEmergen­cy ?? Above: Debra Abbott gets a feed from Azem Elmaz.
Picture: VicEmergen­cy Above: Debra Abbott gets a feed from Azem Elmaz.

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