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The peak First Nations representative body says already-stretched organisations have been additionally burdened by the Federal Government's new funding application process.
The Government says the competitive funding scheme – known as the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) - aims to ensure services and programs getting the best results receive funding.
But a number of peak organisations have spoken about difficulties in the application process.
Kirstie Parker (pictured) from the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples says many under-resourced services have struggled to comply with the strategy.
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