Indigenous minister under fire over funding for remote housing

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Western and South Australia want Nigel Scullion to focus on renewing funding deal rather than home ownership targets

Funding to address overcrowding in remote Indigenous communities should take precedence over Nigel Scullion’s push to introduce home ownership targets to Closing the Gap goals, the Western Australian and South Australian governments have said.

Scullion, the federal Indigenous affairs minister, is under fire from the Labor state governments who say the federal government does not plan to extend the 10-year $5.4bn National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing (NPARH), which expires in June 2018.

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