Aboriginal women stage blockade at Lake Tyers Trust

Women from the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust in East Gippsland have staged a blockade to protest against Government intervention.

The Lake Tyers settlement is on an isolated property east of Lakes Entrance and was awarded to the Aboriginal people in 1970.

The Labor state government stepped in about eight years ago and appointed new administrators to the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust.

About 10 women from the settlement have blockaded the dirt access road today turning away everyone except health services and the school bus.

The women are comparing the administration of the trust to the Northern Territory intervention and say they are being harassed and intimidated.

They want more trust residents in positions of power and more access to housing.



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