Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Board

Judy Spence - 00:16:25

Judy Spence
Judy Spence responds to a question on the approach of the Borbidge Government to Aboriginal and Islander Affairs. She states that it had a low profile under Borbidge, but that when she became minister (1998) she identifed spending of $1.5 million per annum on the Indigenous Advisory Council. She abolished this and other advisory boards that were using government money and not getting services to where they were needed. She states that as she had two terms as Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Minister (1998-2004) she was able to tackle some of the tough issues.
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