Australian Aboriginal News & Current Affairs
The most up-to-date and relevant news stories regarding Aboriginal culture

Do you want to be the owner of this superb concert class Didj? Just answer our Questionnaire

Win a Concert Class Didj!

Visit The Didjshop - the largest and most extensive virtual didjeridu shop

Have a read of the comments left by visitors to the didjshop

Now to the story...

MP dismisses Qld Govt's Palm Island plan

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 29 November 2004

Federal Liberal MP Peter Lindsay has dismissed the Queensland Government's five-point plan for Palm Island as a recipe for more of the same.

The State Government's plan includes restoring order, re-building infrastructure and managing alcohol problems.

But Mr Lindsay, whose electorate covers Palm Island, has told federal Parliament he believes a radical change to land tenure on the island could provide a better answer.

"I strongly support making changes to land tenure on Palm Island," he said.

"It's the key to improving the self esteem of islanders and to bringing about local integration.s

"It will provide an opportunity for economic participation and home ownership, something islanders cannot even dream about under the deed of grant in trust tenure."

Return to Top

Return to The Didjshop's Aboriginal News Web Log

Links to other web sites about Aboriginal Australia

Visit The Didjshop

Check out the world's coolest shop for didgeridoos

Click here to receive occasional email Newsletters from The Didjshop

The Didgeridoo Specialist - founder of