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Economics over Communities

Thursday 20th November / posted by Peter Barr

Following Colin Barnett’s announcement that as many as 150 of the state's remote Aboriginal communities will be shut down, State Labor Minister for Indigenous Affairs Ben Wyatt took a three day-trip to the Kimberley for a look and to hear the concerns of residents affected by the announcement.

He tweeted a short summary of the experience on Monday, saying “If I could sum it up...people angry about being spoke 'about' rather than 'to'. The Kimberley is not one mob. Large, diverse and complex.”

Ben Wyatt’s back from country and is here to discuss the Premier’s plan and share the affected communities concerns...

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