THE Royalty Shoppa warehouse will now only be open after school hours. And people will no longer be able to get advance payments on royalties to buy toys at the warehouse at Pole 13, after children were found to miss school to buy and play with toys.
ALC chair Tony Wurramarrba said attending school was important for the future of Anindilyakwa children and parents needed to do everything they could to get their children to school every day.
“If toys are going to stop parents sending their children to school, then we will stop selling these items,” he said. “The time to play with toys is after school and in the holidays.”
The warehouse part of the Royalty Shoppa program is owned by ARAC and operated by Amangarra, both Aboriginal corporations.