Min­is­ter first at bush meet­ing

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Ben Wy­att has been re­ceived warmly by the Pil­bara’s tra­di­tional own­ers af­ter be­com­ing the first Abo­rig­i­nal Af­fairs Min­is­ter to meet them face-to­face at their an­nual bush meet­ing.

Former min­is­ter Peter Col­lier de­clined the in­vi­ta­tion to at­tend ev­ery year, lead­ing to a tense re­la­tion­ship with rep­re­sen­ta­tive groups in the re­gion.

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