Guarantee funding for remote communities say Greens WA

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

The Federal government is shifting their responsibilities to fund housing in remote communities according to The Greens (WA) spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs Robin Chapple.

The State Labor government and Federal Coalition government are locking horns over funding responsibilities to housing in remote communities, with Mr Chapple throwing supporting a push to increase the share paid by the federal government.

“The Greens WA and I support the push for a funding agreement that ensures stability and quality services into the future.

“What is concerning is that the unwillingness to fund remote housing and services is creating circumstances similar to those that were used to announce the closure of communities by the previous Barnett Government.

“The longer it takes for State and Federal governments to quarrel over money, the longer remote communities will live with uncertainty for their future.

“The Federal government must come to the table and front up the money to provide quality services and housing throughout remote communities in WA.”

Media contact: Liam Carter – 0449 151 490

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