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Australia budget cuts to hit indigenous hard

Government argues cuts to frontline services necessary to repair budget deficit left by previous administration.

Last updated: 15 Jul 2014 04:07
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Budget cuts in Australia have raised concerns that the country's often poor indigenous population will be hit hardest.  

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the measures are necessary to repair a budget deficit left by his political predecessors. 

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Darwin.

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