Submission: A fair and community-led approach to remote community and economic development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities are being denied basic rights, equal treatment and fair payment for work as a result of Federal Government policy, the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and the Human Rights Law Centre told a Senate inquiry. In separate submissions to a Senate Committee examining the appropriateness and effectiveness of the Government’s Community Development Programme, both organisations have highlighted the inherent discrimination of the social security program.

Download the NAAJA submission here.

Download the HRLC submission here.

Read the media release accompanying the submission here