Government needs to close respect gap with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Last published: 11 March 2015Author: Andrew Meehan

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR today called on government to engage more and listen to First Peoples to develop a better understanding of culture, connection to land, and health and wellbeing. The call comes following the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday about plans to close more than 150 communities in Western Australia where he said that the government could not fund ‘lifestyle choices ’.

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