Concerns for future of remote housing in WA

4th Jul 2018

A Native Title representative body in Western Australia is calling on the Federal and State Governments to attend a meeting on country to provide clarity for remote housing in the state. 

Concerns have been raised over the future of remote communities in Western Australia, as the state and Federal Governments are yet to come to an agreement on funding for remote housing.

At the weekend the West Australian McGowan Government announced the Don’t Walk Away Campaign, a national public campaign for funding for remote housing from the Federal Government.

The Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation is the native title representative body for the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions.

The organisations Co-chairperson, Natalie Parker, a Nyiyaparli woman from the central Pilbara region, is calling for the Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and WA Premier Mark McGowan to attend a meeting with traditional owners at Yule River to discuss remote housing.

The 5th Annual Yule River on Country Bush Meeting will take place from the 11th to the 12th of July. 

Natalie Parker Picture - Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation