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McGowan appeals to PM on remote housing

July 2, 2018 2:19 AM
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West Australian Premier Mark McGowan is urging the prime minister to intervene as the state pushes for more remote housing funds, dismissing federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion as "junior".

The 10-year National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing expired on Saturday, and the state government wants Senator Scullion to improve his offer of $60 million over the next three years.

"I think the prime minister has to himself engage on this issue and not leave it to his federal minister. His federal minister is relatively junior in these sorts of things," Mr McGowan told ABC radio on Monday.


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