This doesn’t make for light reading over your lunchtime mochaccino –
but it sure is interesting. There’s been a lot of feedback to
yesterday’s piece on Indigenous policy. This is one of the more
detailed:

Your call for an appreciation of the complex background was refreshing in the present climate of policy formulation by op ed.

Wadeye itself is of interest for another reason. A recent COAG
commissioned report measures actual government funding to Wadeye. The
report puts measure to the myth that ‘buckets of money’ are being
thrown at remote Aboriginal communities. And for the first time, it
provides an objective measure of the present situation and hence of
progress.

So it does. It’s available at the ANU’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research website.

Peter Fray

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