For months, Jasmine Cavanagh would wake up in the middle of the night and mop up sewage leaking through her home. She is now in a legal fight for a better home for her kids.
Jasmine and the 70 households in her remote community 80kms outside of Alice Springs who are suing the Northern Territory Government over 600 repairs that went ignored for over five years.
The NT Government countersued for hundreds of thousands of dollars in debts -- money that the community had never been told was owing and that didn’t stack up on examination.
In an urgent injunction last month, the court rebuffed the NT Government for collecting unfair rental debts until the court case is over. Next week the remote community leaders will finally have their case heard in Alice Springs.