Indigenous issues part of the focus of a major meeting of local governments
Hundreds of council representatives from around Australia recently met to debate issues that impact on the operation of Australia's local governments.
Issues that impact on Indigenous people and communities formed part of the focus of the meeting.
The local council representatives voted to support the following ideas:
- acknowledging Indigenous Australians in the constitution
- calling on the Federal Government to make laws to ensure that the infrastructure within Aboriginal Urban Living Areas is built to the same standards as other developments
- calling on the Federal Government to provide solar energy to people in rural and remote areas who are not connected to the national grid.
The 2012 National General Assembly of Local Government was held in Canberra on 17-20 June 2012.
For a detailed list of the 86 resolutions that were carried (accepted) at the meeting, see links below.