Life after the exedus: Nhulunbuy picks up the pieces of its worse year

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Doctor Colin Smith made the biggest business decision of his life in mid 2013, buying the general practise in the mining town of Nhulunbuy. Six months later Rio Tinto announced the curtailment of its bauxite refinery, and with it more than 1,000 job losses.

The announcement would mark the beginning of what Smith and his fellow GP Sarah Chalmers say was one of the town’s worst ever years, with affected residents coming through the doors of Nhulunbuy’s only GP clinic.

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