Put Indigenous jobs before permanent housing, former MP says

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A former Labor minister says the Federal Government should stop providing housing in remote Aboriginal communities where there are no job prospects for residents.

In a paper for the Menzies Research Centre, Dr Gary Johns says governments should cease building permanent housing in communities where people cannot afford to pay rent or service a mortgage.

Dr Johns says residents should be encouraged to move to areas where they can find a job.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/15/2467111.htm?section=justin

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