Closing the Gap and Indigenous housing

Elizabeth L McDonald
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (11): 652-653. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10376

More comprehensive investment is needed to abate the extreme disadvantage experienced in some Aboriginal communities

Poor housing, inadequate hygiene practices and household overcrowding directly or indirectly underlie many of the health and social problems present in most remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.

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  • Elizabeth L McDonald

  • Child Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.


I am supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Training Fellowship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research (grant no. 490335).

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