Aboriginal housing emergency highlights government human rights abuses

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housing emergency minyerri nt

A whistleblower working in the remote Northern Territory Aboriginal community has lifted the lid on an emergency that is unfolding right now in the Aboriginal community of Minyerri.

The whistle blower sent the images to the NT News who first reported this story. In the story, the whistleblower puts the spotlight on government incompetence that is now leading towards a disaster for the small community that is home to around 400 people.

The situation began when residents of the community began moving out of their homes as the government announced upgrades to existing housing back in April. It is now September and residents and local health workers are fearful that the beginning of the wet season will create a health crisis that is already brewing in the community.

Some of the original homes have been bulldozed and residents have been left to fend for themselves without any temporary housing. This whistle-blower also highlighted the need for safe water in the community as the residents are currently drinking contaminated water which is already leading to disease in the community.

 

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