Proposed law changes lead to housing culture shock fears – The Cairns Post

by NationTalk on November 9, 2012516 Views

PROPOSED law changes to make it easier for residents in indigenous communities to own homes have been met with trepidation by the very people the State Government says it will benefit, documents tendered to Parliament reveal.

In August, Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps put up the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Holding Bill 2012 to parliament, heralding it as a key step in tackling “outdated” and “inflexible” land ownership laws. But community leaders in Far North Queensland have expressed concern their people have not been adequately consulted and say in some cases residents will suffer “cultural shock” if the law is brought in too quickly.

In a submission to the committee examining the proposed Bill, Yarrabah leader Vincent Mundraby said more time was needed for consultation.

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