‘Least worst’ housing deal
there would have been some impact on those communities.
“I am proud to say we had a fight, we improved the offer and we got the best we can get.”
Mr Tinley said he was hopeful of renegotiating a long-term deal with a future government.
There is commitment yet from the Federal Opposition to provide a better deal, but he said those discussions would be held.
Shadow Aboriginal affairs minister Terry Redman said the agreement was more than $300 million short of what the State Government had previously claimed it needed.
“The minister, as I understand it, said he doesn’t like the politicisation of the issue,” he said.
“Well, they are the ones who politicised it when they ran a $250,000 don’t walk away campaign on the east coast.”
Mr Redman said Mr Tinley was gambling with remote community residents’ wellbeing by pinning his hopes on better negotiations with a future government.