Video Duration 25 minutes 00 seconds
From: 101 East

Waiting for Eviction

101 East meets Western Australia’s indigenous communities who are facing eviction from their ancestral lands.

Hundreds of people in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia will be forced to abandon the land their families have lived on for generations.

The state government is reviewing plans to cut services to up to 150 towns.

The government says it is not about saving costs, but concern over reports that some communities are dysfunctional, plagued by substance abuse, alcoholism and widespread child sexual abuse.

Critics accuse the government of racism and failing to understand the importance of indigenous people living on ancestral land. 

101 East meets residents who say they are facing the biggest threat to their way of life in decades, and examine whether their communities should be sustained.

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We investigate an Australian government programme to tackle poverty, alcoholism and violence in Aboriginal communities.

Published On 9 Sep 2010
People & Power - Two Australias
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