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Will Sanders argues that the housing tenure system in more densely settled Australia, dominated by home ownership, does not fully penetrate to remote areas for either Indigenous or other households. He suggests that the policy goal of promoting home ownership in remote Aboriginal communities is largely unrealistic, given the underlying income and employment status of Indigenous people in these communities.

Sanders also argues that there are better measures of Indigenous housing disadvantage, such as private rental rates in settled areas and household size in remote areas.

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