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For Government Indigenous Home Ownership Issues Paper - May 2010 - please click here


Media Coverage:

ABC News - Sacked building firm slams bureaucratic delays - 23 June 2010 - One of the members of an alliance that was sacked from building houses in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory says it has been made a scapegoat. -

The Australian - Builders claim 'waste of money' in Northern Territory - 22 June 2010 - A company building houses under a remote housing program has accused the Northern Territory government of a "scandalous waste of taxpayers' money". -

Koori Mail - Parliament misled on SIHIP, Oppn - 18 June 2010 - THE Federal Opposition has accused Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin of misleading Parliament on the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP). Opposition Senator Nigel Scullion says Ms Macklin told Parliament on Wednesday that houses were now being built in 'hundreds of locations' throughout the remote NT, despite just 16 communities being slated to receive new houses throughout the life of the program, with renovations in a further 57. -

The Australian - US plan eyed for remote housing - 24 May 2010 - THE Rudd government will investigate community land trusts, used widely in the US, among other radical new ideas to increase home ownership by Aborigines. Community land trusts provide cheaper housing for indigenous people who want to buy homes on collectively owned land. -

SBS - Govt denies it has draft copy of housing report - 27 August 2009 - The Northern Territory government says it's yet to receive a draft of a report on a remote indigenous housing scheme that was due over a month ago. -