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Nigel Scullion defends plan to 'buy' Indigenous jobs with $10,000 financial sweeteners

This 'cash for mining' is part of the plan that Tony Abbott, Colin Barnett and Twiggy Forrest have slowly been putting place for the past two years. A plan for government to hand out large sums of money to the big mining companies and forcing Aboriginal people into the mines. With displaced people from the forcing Homeland community members living on the streets allows the government to force them into work at the big mines or starve. This plan also includes government money for training Aboriginal prisoners in mining skills. Read more about Nigel Scullion defends plan to 'buy' Indigenous jobs with $10,000 financial sweeteners

The slow and painful death of Coonana Homelands community in the WA Goldfields

In the 1950s the Spinifex people living at Maralinga in the Great Victoria Desert were dispossessed from their homelands to allow for atomic testing to be carried out by governments of the United Kingdom and Australia. The people were placed at Cundalee but they were moved onto Coonana because of water issues. Coonana lies approximately 170km east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder along the Trans Access Road, Once a busy community but following the government bleeding the community of vital resources, it is now all but deserted. Read more about The slow and painful death of Coonana Homelands community in the WA Goldfields

Remote Indigenous communities are vital for our fragile ecosystems

Amid the questioning of government support for remote Aboriginal communities and what PM Tony Abbott called the “lifestyle choices” of those who live there, the growing role of First Nations management of large areas of remote Australia has been overlooked. There are 1,200 small, discrete communities in Australia with various sources of income, including federal government “Working on Country” funding, as well as meagre and tightly regulated welfare payments. They fulfil a key role in populating large areas of outback Australia. Read more about Remote Indigenous communities are vital for our fragile ecosystems

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