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The Forgotten People

posted Mar 9, 2015, 6:01 PM by Aldrin Khaw
It is with considerable disappointment and disillusionment that the Goldfields Land and Sea Council (‘GLSC’), the Native Title Representative Body of the Goldfields and Esperance Region of Western Australia advises that we were unsuccessful in our application to the Commonwealth as part of the “Indigenous Advancement Strategy”.This is on top of no historic Commonwealth funding for the proven Caring for Country and/or Working on Country Programs in this region; no Commonwealth funding for Indigenous Protected Areas in this region; no Commonwealth support of an Aboriginal Green Army Program in the GLSC’s region; no Commonwealth support of an Aboriginal defined Remote Jobs and Community Program for the region; and no Commonwealth support of a single Aboriginal person to work on-country and in their own country in the entire GLSC representative body area of Western Australia, which covers over 640,000km2 (almost 3 times the size of Victoria). However, the government has made previous commitments to have some 730 Aboriginal Rangers trained and employed throughout the Country in its programs by June this year.

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Aldrin Khaw,
Mar 9, 2015, 6:01 PM