Sunday, February 26, 2006

Housing Refugees in Lyndoch

The angry residents of the South Australian town of Lyndoch have criticized the state government’s initiative to provide affordable housing to low-income earners and Somali refugees.

The $3 million project is, primarily, aimed at building 19 houses in the heart of Lyndoch. But the locals see it as “a betrayal” of the town, according to the Sunday Mail report.

The Minister for Families and Communities, Jay Weatherill, said the negative reaction is based on ignorance of the project, as the refugees will breathe a new life into Lyndoch; providing the much needed labour to the vineyards, and other local industries.
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