Friday, June 24, 2011

Community to reject welfare reform trial

Stefan Arblaster | SBS Radio | 23 June 2011
A Queensland Aboriginal community is set to reject an extension of the controversial Cape York welfare reform trial.
Mayors from four Aboriginal communities are due to meet the Queensland government to discuss the $14-million, one-year extension being funded by the federal government. 
The trial is the brain child of the Cape York Institute and its director, Aboriginal academic Noel Pearson, who comes from Hope Vale.
But Hope Vale mayor Greg McLean told Queensland correspondent Stefan Armbruster, the trial has failed and his community has had enough.

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