Dennis Eggington: Ethnic cleansing in WA

Dec 12, 2014, 11:01 PM

Proposed WA remote community closures labelled "ethnic cleansing" - National Indigenous Radio Service

The CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA) has described the state Government's decision to close about 150 remote communities as "ethnic cleansing".

The WA Government flagged the closure of homeland communities after the Commonwealth shifted responsibility for remote municipal service funding to the state.

Premier Colin Barnett says the state will not be able to afford to take up the costs of services.

ALSWA's Dennis Eggington told Koori Radio the move is discriminatory and will lead to more social problems.