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No guarantees sought over NT remote Indigenous communities, Senate hears

Nigel Scullion, federal Indigenous affairs minister said
the commonwealth did not seek an assurance from the Northern Territory government that remote Indigenous communities would remain open before it proposed a change in funding arrangements. The federal government set aside a one-off payment of $155m in the budget for the territory government to take full control of municipal services. In the 2014-15 financial year, the commonwealth provided nearly $21m for municipal services in 376 NT outstations and homelands. Read more about No guarantees sought over NT remote Indigenous communities, Senate hears

Videos - NT Intervention

Retired magistrate Pat O'Shane has criticised the Intervention and called on the Abbott government to put more resources into Indigenous affairs. "It's racist, in a word," she said.

"It's discriminatory; it is not applied to other communities in this society."

Ms O'Shane said the Howard government suspended the Racial Discrimination Act specifically to implement the policy in Indigenous communities.

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Homelands Closure Threats - News Reports

Aboriginal communities across remote Western Australia may be closed due to funding pressures but Indigenous leaders are concerned about what that could mean.

Wangkatjungka Homelands Community - Battle Plans

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Oombulgurri - Hear from the community themselves

Oombulgurri is a remote community in WA or at least it was until it was closed by the Government. Hear from the community themselves.

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