The peak Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander lobby group has voiced concern about the recent coalition government revamp and new Prime Minister Scot Morrison's proposed re -instatement of Tony Abbott .
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples co chairs Dr Jackie Huggins and Mr Rod Little,sent a clear message to Mr Morrison that any thought of appointing Tony Abbott as a Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs….is not welcome.
Dr Huggins says former Prime Minister Tony Abbott systematically dismantled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy; tried to mainstream service provision; cut over $500 million from our services; attempted to silence the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples by removing its funding; and handpicked mates for the Indigenous Advisory Council.
Fellow co chair Rod Little says over the years both major political parties have had a role in the implementation of policies which have severely impacted on First Peoples.
Listen to the full interview with Paul Wiles here :