Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Amnesty Head Criticises Conditions for Australia’s Indigenous


Monday, 10th October 2011 at 10:55 am
Staff Reporter
Conditions in remote Aboriginal communities are among the worst in the world according to the international head of Amnesty International.

Monday, 10th October 2011
at 10:55 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Amnesty Head Criticises Conditions for Australia’s Indigenous
Monday, 10th October 2011 at 10:55 am

Conditions in remote Aboriginal communities are among the worst in the world according to the international head of Amnesty International.

Secretary-general Salil Shetty went to communities such as Utopia north-east of Alice Springs and expressed dismay at housing and health of the locals.

"I've been to many places in bad shape in Africa, Asia and Latin America, but what makes it stark here is when you remind yourself you're actually in one of the richest countries in the world," he told the ABC.

"I can't believe I'm actually in one the richest countries in the world and you have people, Aboriginal communities here who are living in conditions which are really almost inhumane," he said.

He was shocked to see 15 people living in a two-bedroom house.

He is planning to meet with Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Jenny Macklin, this week to discuss poverty of Australia’s indigenous people.

In the NT News Indigenous Affairs Department defended their record of building new houses in remote communities saying – that as of June 30 this year, 324 new houses had been completed and that 191 houses were underway with a total of 1592 houses rebuilt or refurbished.



Guide to Giving

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

...


NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Susan Pascoe Appointed Head of Newly Formed Community Directors Council

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 5:21 pm

Recruitment Expert Says NFPs Need Thorough Process to Hire Honest Candidates

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 4:50 pm

Thinkers Look to Melbourne to Grow SA Purpose Economy

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:44 pm

Mental Health Groups Call for Same-Sex Marriage to Prevent Suicide

Luke Michael

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:24 pm

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!