Posted: April 29th, 2015
This Friday, 1 May, communities are joining together in protest against the Barnett Government’s forced closure of Aboriginal Communities.
This marks the second wave of rallies organised by the group SOS Blak Australia. The protests will occur world-wide including in Los Angeles, London, Berlin and Christchurch, as well as all Australian capital cities.
Rallies will take place in Perth and regional Western Australia, including Roebourne, Newman, Port Hedland and Geraldton.
The State Government announced in November 2014 that it intended to close up to 150 Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia. Five months later, the Government has still not engaged in discussion with Aboriginal people on this issue.
The Barnett Government has not identified the location of Communities under threat of closure and has not identified what will happen to those who live in the Communities following the closure.
To view the complete list of planned action visit SOSBlakAustralia.