Lara Wieland (MBBS, FRACGP, FACCRM, Grad. Dip. Rural GP) is no ordinary medical doctor. Her burning ambition is to help the most disadvantaged and impoverished group in her homeland of Australia. I am referring to Australian Aboriginals, who, in the main, do not share the common benefits of being born into one of the wealthiest nations on Earth.

Lara turned down the luxury of a comfortable general practice in rural suburbia to spend several years in remote disadvantaged communities on Cape York, far north Queensland (a State of Australia). This is “the outback” where conditions are tough; the climate is searingly hot, and the nearest town could be hundreds of kilometres away.

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