Evan Williams Productions

Waiting For Eviction

Evan Williams Productions for 101 EAST Al Jazeera


Hundreds of people in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia will be forced to abandon the land their families have lived on for generations. The state government is reviewing plans to cut services to up to 150 towns. The government says it's not about saving costs, but concern over reports that some communities are dysfunctional, plagued by substance abuse, alcoholism and widespread child sex abuse. Critics accuse the government of racism and failing to understand the importance of indigenous people living on ancestral land. 101 East meets residents who say they're facing the biggest threat to their way of life in decades, and examine whether their communities should be sustained.


Produced by Evan Williams

Commissioned by 101 East

03 Sep 2015 23:29 GMT

Evan Williams Productions