The statement from the Mutitjulu community

July 31, 2007

Like many people, I read the statement in late June from the Mutitjulu community (which I’ve reproduced below). I know very little about the situation of the people in the Mutitjulu community apart from what I’ve seen in the media.

Something that really struck me from this statement is how reliant the community appears to be on government for ongoing funding of services. If the community had a source of income independent of government, it wouldn’t have to deal with politicians’ whims to fund health or other services. Read the rest of this entry »