Santa Teresa residents – one of whom had blocked toilet and leaking shower for 269 days – awarded compensation

Dozens of Aboriginal communities could sue the Northern Territory government for millions of dollars after the awarding of compensation to residents from remote Santa Teresa over the neglect of their homes.

The Eastern Arrernte people of Santa Teresa, near Alice Springs, sued and won in the Northern Territory civil and administrative tribunal on the basis that their homes were uninhabitable owing to neglect.

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