If you support the Palm Island Community Store Aboriginal Corporation’s bid to run the Palm Island store instead of a government apponted committee, please leave your name in the comments section below. Please feel free to make a short comment.
At an appropriate time determined by PICSAC the letter and comments will be passed on to Mr. Beattie and Mr. Pitt.
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For information about the PICSAC bid https://paradigmoz.wordpress.com/2007/07/30/the-palm-island-community-store-self-determination-and-economic-development-or-more-government-bullshit/
To the Premier of Queensland, Mr. Peter Beattie and the Queensland Minister for Communities, Mr. Warren Pitt.
We the undersigned are writing to you regarding the privatisation of the Palm Island store and the decision the government has to make in awarding the tender for the store.
You are faced with a choice between a body dominated by government representatives and people not from the Palm Island community or a corporation controlled by the people of Palm Island. We strongly urge you to support community self management as a key principle in making your decision.
We hope you will see the development of the Palm Island Community Store Aboriginal Corporation as a very significant and positive step in building a culture of economic enterprise, self responsibility and community pride amongst the people of Palm Island. We certainly do.
Please support this innovative development and award the Palm Island store tender to the Palm Island Community Store Aboriginal Corporation.
The people whose names appear below.
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