The council of elders is not all the Intervention has taken away from the Beswick community. It has taken control over their lives. Milli reveals that she is even fighting to stay in the house she currently lives in.
The community has not seen the promises of the Intervention fulfilled, such as improved healthcare, housing, and education. In fact, the situation in the community has deteriorated. For instance, Milli describes how the government has boarded over broken windows rather than replacing the glass. “To this day some houses have all these boards up on the windows,” she says in disbelief.