“Tell Treasurer Swan: support homelands in the Federal Budget”Amnesty campaign

“The government is currently deciding whether they will fund essential services on Aboriginal homelands in the next Federal Budget.

Nearly one-third of Indigenous people in the Northern Territory live on homelands. Research shows that with proper services, people can be happier, healthier and live longer and on homelands.

Despite this, current government policy to date has been to strip funding from essential services on homelands – effectively forcing people into hub towns and cities.

The government has repeatedly claimed that it supports homelands. Now they have the chance to prove their support by funding essential services on homelands in the next Federal Budget.”