Clock runs down on funding deal for WA’s remote Aboriginal communities

A dispute between the state and federal governments over a new funding deal for remote WA Aboriginal communities is escalating only days before the previous $1.2 billion agreement expires.

Housing Minister Peter Tinley said the federal government was planning to walk away from a commitment that had been in place since the Aboriginal Referedum of 1967.

But federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said Mr Tinley’s concerns were just his “latest dummy spit via media release” about the agreement, which expired on June 30.

A dispute between the state and federal governments over a new funding deal for remote WA Aboriginal communities is escalating only days before the previous $1.2 billion agreement expires.

Housing Minister Peter Tinley said the federal government was planning to walk away from a commitment that had been in place since the Aboriginal Referedum of 1967.

But federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said Mr Tinley’s concerns were just his “latest dummy spit via media release” about the agreement, which expired on June 30.

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