WA Community Closures 2015

  • All Australians should be shocked at Aboriginal community closures

    Last published: 1 May 2015Author: ANTaR

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR today joined the rallies to add its voice to the shocking prospect of forced remote Aboriginal community closures in WA.   

    National Director Andrew Meehan said that when governments don’t listen to reasonable requests for decency, its time to show government what the community thinks.

     

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  • 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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