Indigenous leaders want to know where the money goes

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CEO Darkinjung Land Council Sean Gordon. Image: ABC

Over $30 billion is spent on Indigenous affairs each year and Aboriginal community leaders have called for a greater say on where the money goes.

Yesterday Chief Executive of the Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council Sean Gordon asked for members of parliament to revisit a comprehensive report put together by Indigenous leaders around the country.

Empowering our Communities was launched in March last year and argued for greater autonomy of decision making among local groups and allowing them to go their own way.

It also called for the establishment of an Indigenous Policy Productivity Council to measure the effectiveness of the government spend on Indigenous affairs.

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