Shoddy homes lethal to Indigenous patients

Indigenous Australians living in remote, shabby housing with unstable electricity connections in the Northern Territory's extreme heat are enduring life-threatening conditions.

A research paper published this month in the Medical Journal of Australia found that Indigenous Australians with chronic diseases who depend on cool storage and electrical equipment are vulnerable to dying earlier.

The study was conducted by the ANU in partnership with the Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation in the Northern Territory, where extreme heat stress has become a reality in the past few years.

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