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Toilet on sacred Aboriginal site to be investigated

THE construction of a pit toilet on a sacred Aboriginal site by a contractor with the Federal Government's intervention will be investigated, says the Northern Territory Government.

It is believed the toilet was built at the remote community of Numbulwar, about 600km southeast of Darwin.

Major General David Chalmers, who is overseeing the radical and sweeping reforms to combat child sex abuse in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities, yesterday said he would investigate the claim.

NT minister assisting the chief minister on indigenous policy, Elliot McAdam, today said the mishap raised serious questions about the Commonwealth's ability to engage with remote Aboriginal communities.

"It begs the questions ... in terms of the capacity of people associated with the intervention to be able to work in a real way with the communities and community members," he said.

Mr McAdam


Added: Nov-13-2007 
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