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2612 container laundry OKLETTER TO THE EDITOR


Sir – It’s time to hear some of the good stories coming out of the NT, the wins and the passion for change that exists out in community, and this ticks all the boxes.


It is as simple a sea container converted into a public laundry with washing machines and dryers that work, power and water that is reliable and detergent that never runs out is a practical way for people to improve the health of their community.


We are an Aboriginal corporation, and for us the Remote Laundries project provides employment in community and will improve the health of the whole community, particularly the children.


We are going to launch the first NT remote public laundry in the beautiful community of Barunga, south east of Katherine, on February 28.


Barunga is led by traditional owners who are tireless in making sure their people stay strong.


It’s the perfect place to start this important project.


Sometimes it feels like we’re drowning in depressing stories when it comes to Aboriginal development. This isn’t one of those stories – this is a story of hope, collaboration and positive change.


Steve Smith

Aboriginal Investment Group CEO




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  1. James T Smerk
    Posted February 22, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I think we need to see more Aboriginal enterprises that help Aborigines instead of dwelling on what can’t be changed.
    Let’s get started on the future and make sure we change the current situation.
    Let’s face it, Government can’t get it right so we need the people to be proactive and show what needs to or can be done.
    It will be hard and the Government will need to help where they can, but sitting around complaining isn’t fixing anything, it’s just continuing the broken way. Good on these mob! This is a great idea.

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  2. Richard Bentley
    Posted February 22, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Great idea. Many communities I have visited would benefit from such a facility.

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  3. Evelyne Roullet
    Posted February 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm


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