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An Aboriginal elder, living 500 kilometres west of Alice Springs, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott doesn’t understand the lifestyles of Indigenous people living remotely.

Speaking in Alice Springs, Irene Nangala said Mr Abbott had got it wrong with recent comments about Aboriginal people living in remote communities.

In backing the West Australian Government’s plans to close nearly half of the state’s 274 remote communities, Mr Abbott said it was not unreasonable if the cost of providing services such as schools, outweighed the benefits.

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