Greens Appalled at Closure of Swan Valley Nyungah Community

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Greens Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Hon Robin Chapple MLC is appalled by the Barnett government’s decision to tear down homes at the Swan Valley Nyungah Community.

‘The tearing down of buildings that were designed and built in a cultural way and on sacred land is absolutely disgusting!’ said Mr Chapple.

‘Not only has the government ignored the concerns of the Nyungah Community, it has made many people homeless by evicting women, children and families from their homes,’ explained Mr Chapple.

‘I have a copy of the title for the land which states it is for the purpose of use and benefit of Aboriginal inhabitants. Today in Parliament I will call upon the Barnett government to explain under what legal grounds this has been allowed to happen,’ advised Mr Chapple.

The Greens WA have long supported the return of families to their homes at the Swan Valley Nyungah Community.

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