Tag: remote communities

New homes for families at Yirrkala and Ramingining

In Yirrkala, tenants have recently moved into 13 new houses while in Ramingining 10 families now have brand new homes.

The Territory Labor Government’s undertaking to increase and upgrade housing across the NT is part of its long-term plan to create generational change that will improve the lives of people in remote areas.

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NT Indigenous housing funding fuels political standoff, as remote communities face ‘major uncertainty’

People living in poor and overcrowded conditions in remote communities in the NT face major uncertainty as a housing funding impasse between the Territory and federal governments intensifies, the Northern Land Council has warned.

The clock is ticking on the two governments to reach an agreement before June 30, the first expiry date for subleases that give the Territory Government responsibility for all aspects of Indigenous housing, including tenancy management and repairs and maintenance.

Numerous reports have shown that poor and overcrowded housing in remote Indigenous communities contributes to issues such as ill-health, higher rates of child abuse and poor school attendance.

Baby formula to be sold in remote Indigenous communities for same price as rest of Australia

Remote northern Indigenous communities will no longer have to pay more than the rest of the country for baby formula, thanks to a new deal with an Australian food supplier.

The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) reached an agreement with Wattle Health Australia to supply formula for $30 to 28 remote communities across the Northern Territory and far north Queensland, the same price as in urban supermarkets.