Palm Island and self determination
The Palm Island store is currently owned by the Queensland Government. It charges inflated prices to subsidise the transport of goods to other Aboriginal communities in Queensland. The government has recently announced that the store is to be privatised, and there are two competitors for the tender. One is the Palm Island Community Store Aboriginal Corporation (PICSAC) and the other is a gaggle of bureacrats and mainly non-Palm Islanders supported by the state government.
Please sign the open letter to the Qld. government in the following link to show your support for the Palm Island Community Store Aboriginal Corporation’s bid to manage the Palm Island store.
Please distribute the link through your networks.