"On the eve of Anti-Poverty Week in Australia, we need to look seriously at poverty in our Indigenous Communities," said Senator Rachel Siewert today.
"The UN Special Rapporteur on Housing spoke of a hidden national housing crisis on his recent visit, highlighting the terrible conditions he'd seen in Indigenous communities and describing it as a 'humanitarian tragedy'," she said. "This is shameful."
"One in four Aboriginal homes require demolition or major structural repairs. The ABS estimates that $2.1 billion is required to address urgent Indigenous housing need."