Overcrowded homes are at the root of Indigenous disadvantage, and communities are crying out for culturally appropriate dwellings

“With non-Indigenous people everyone got their own house,” says Doris Lewis. “Indigenous people we’re all squashed up in one little house. We told government many times about this problem.”

Lewis, a Warlpiri woman who has lived her whole life in Lajamanu, has three generations living in her house, including her husband, two sons, one daughter-in-law, and her granddaughter.

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