Caitlyn Gribbin - ABC News
Aboriginal leaders say a government plan to close communities is already driving people out of some of the most remote parts of Australia.
The West Australian Government last year announced as many as 150 of the state's 274 communities would be closed in the next three years because of a funding shortfall.
No decisions have been made on which communities will shut, but the announcement is already causing fear.
The remote Aboriginal community of Mulan, home to about 100 people, sits at the top of the Tanami Desert.
Mobiles do not work and phones at the local post office are used to communicate with the rest of the world, but it has not taken long for the word to spread to locals that some Aboriginal communities may be closed.