Yirrkala store scandal

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A prominent chef’s visit to a remote community’s “disgusting” supermarket has prompted formal complaints to the Department and the ().

South Australian chef Duncan Welgemoed arrived in Yirrkala, about 1,000km east of in the , last week as a visitor with the Rirratjingu Corporation.

It was the chef’s first time in an Indigenous community and he was shocked by the food being sold at Yirrkala’s primary food store.

“[There was] tinned food going mouldy, fruit and vegetables on the shelf were rotting [and] food oxidising in the freezer,” Mr Welgemoed said to 105.7 ABC Darwin.

“It was all pretty disgusting.”


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