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Remote funding withdrawals 'could cost WA billions'
Posted on October 01, 2014
Alex Leggett
Journalist

West Australian Greens MLC Robin Chapple says the Federal Government's withdrawal from funding responsibilities for essential remote services could cost the state 10 billion dollars over two decades.

The Abbott Government has handed over responsibility to the state for funding of about 180 remote Aboriginal communities in WA.

Mr Chapple says it's too early to know which communities and camps will be directly affected, but the health of vulnerable residents is at risk.

He says one community in the state's north-west, Oombulgurri, has already become a ghost town after it was shut down in 2011.


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