Plans to develop northern Australia not embracing Indigenous population, says Peter Yu
Written on the 22 June 2016Indigenous leader Peter Yu says the Federal Government's current push to develop northern Australia fails to embrace Aboriginal people, and that Traditional Owners are incorrectly being viewed more as a hurdle than an asset.
Speaking at this week's Developing Northern Australia conference in Darwin, Mr Yu said the Government was focussing on traditional industries such as mining and irrigated agriculture, but was "practically silent" on economic activities where Indigenous people were leading such as land management, carbon sequestration, conservation and eco-tourism.
Source: ABC Rural
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