As the sunsets in Goodabinya there is a slight reprieve in temperature. ''Sometimes it's very hard for people'', says Jeannice Walker, a resident of the Nyamal Aboriginal community. The properties in Goodabinya are poorly designed to cope with the heat and many residents struggle to pay for the electricity to power their air-conditioners. But no matter how unrelenting the desert heat might become in the future, Australia's temperatures have been rising over several decades, Walker said her family and community would never leave. ''This is our home'', she said, ''our mother's country.''