Warren Snowdon MP today welcomed Prime Minister Abbott to Arnhem Land for his long awaited and promised visit to an Aboriginal community. The community of Yirrkala where Mr Abbott intends to spend the next few days is in Mr Snowdon’s Electorate of Lingiari.
‘The Prime Minister will have the opportunity to meet many Yolngu traditional owners of the area who will have very high expectations of his government. He is sure to be presented with many important ideas of what assistance people believe they require from his government.’
“He should use the week to look, listen and learn and not go into the visit with a pile of ideological preconceptions” Mr Snowdon said.
‘Whilst there he could act quickly to remedy some of the mistakes he and his government have made, in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in his Government’s first year of office. .
Mr Abbott should then:
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