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Funds for Aurukun Community

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(statement by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator J„L. Cavanagh)

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator Cavanagh,

announced today he had approved a grant of $110,000 to the Aurukun

Community Inc., in Queensland»

Senator Cavanagh said the money would be used to employ

15 men for ninemonths on roadworks, the construction of an airstrip

and an airstrip shelter, and to purchase a bulldozer.

He said the project would engender employment for Aboriginals

in the area and therefore raise morale in the community.

The bulldozer would be used in a variety of projects

ranging from the filling in of garbage tips, to the breaking of rock

for use in seepage pits. '


11 DECEMBER 1974