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Date posted: 13 March 2012
The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has released updates on the progress of the Government's remote Indigenous housing program in the Northern Territory (NT).
The updates state that more than 1000 new houses have been built in remote locations for Indigenous people across Australia as part of the National partnership agreement on remote Indigenous housing.
The program, delivered by the Australian Government in partnership with state and Northern Territory Governments, has also delivered 3,697 refurbishments to existing houses since it began on 1 January 2009.
Separately, the ABC has reported that some of the new houses built under the program are in need of repairs. New houses in Maningrida, Galiwinku and the Alice Spring town camps reportedly have wall damage that will need to be repaired by the building company contracted to provide the program.
Source: Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; ABC