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Macklin’s Wilcannia grant “an abuse”, says angry Co-Chair

william batesA Wilcannia leader has labelled the announcement by the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin's allocation of $579,000 in grants for selected projects in his area "an abuse" of Aboriginal funds.

Co-Chair of the Walgett/Wilcannia Remote Service Delivery Working Party, William Bates claimed a portion of the funding grant was being directed for work on Barker Park through the local council...

 

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