Grata Fund supports compensation win for remote Aboriginal residents

In a landmark lawsuit, a tribunal finds the NT government has a legal obligation to ensure remote housing is habitable and in good repair.

UNSW Law School partner, Grata Fund, has supported a community to run a landmark lawsuit brought against the Northern Territory government by 70 remote Aboriginal households who demanded action over 600 urgent repairs.

In a win for Aboriginal residents living in Santa Teresa, 80 kilometres south-east of Alice Springs, the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT) found for the first time that the government has a legal obligation to ensure remote housing is habitable and in good repair.

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Source: Mirage News