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Housing Advocacy

Mayor Michael Yam participated in the Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance’s  first advocacy visit to Canberra from 26 - 27 November.  The delegation of Mayors met with more than 10 senior Ministers and parliamentarians across the two days, including a very important meeting with Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Honourable Ken Wyatt MP to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing. 

Mayors from across Torres Strait and Cape York, including Mayor Yam, have been advocating strongly for ongoing funding from the Australian Government for new houses in communities such as Kowanyama to help end overcrowding, homelessness, and severe housing shortages.


WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.