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Daphne Habibis

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University of Tasmania
Housing and Community Research Unit

Associate Professor Daphne Habibis is Director of the Housing and Community Research Unit at the University of Tasmania. She is a sociologist who has published widely on housing and urban policy issues especially in relation to tenancy sustainment and Aboriginal housing. She is the co-author, with Associate Professor Maggie Walter, of the monograph, Social Inequality in Australia: Discourses, Realities and Futures published by Oxford University Press (in press). She is the lead investigator on a number of ARC and AHURI funded research projects concerning Aboriginal and Euro-Australian race relations, welfare conditionality in Aboriginal housing, and improving tenancy management in remote Aboriginal communities.


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Research report

28 Apr 2017

This AHURI Inquiry into the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness in Australia provides the first comprehensive examination and assessment of the funding of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHSs) and other services assisting those experiencing homelessness.

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Working paper

26 Jan 2017

The issue of how to build community engagement and promote pathways to economic and social inclusion for the most excluded social groups is one of the most vexed policy questions. Place-based stigma is frequently named as a barrier for the successful implementation of community development...

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Research report

16 Dec 2016

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  • The impact of mixed funding sources on homelessness support for Indigenous Australians forms one part of the research program in the AHURI Inquiry into the funding of homelessness services in Australia, which aims to understand the mix of
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Research report

14 Dec 2016

The research shows that while much has been achieved to improve housing management in remote Indigenous communities under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH) reforms, other areas require further development.

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Research report

21 Nov 2016

The shortage of housing in remote communities, and their deteriorated condition, has long been associated with high levels of crowding, homelessness and serious health and social problems affecting the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. A contributing factor to poor housing standards was the...

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Research report

28 Mar 2016

Indigenous housing occupies a complex policy environment in which policies and programs are in intermittent states of flux. As a result, the existing frameworks struggle to deliver sustainable outcomes. This study considers how conditionality in housing policy and management contributes to...

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21 Dec 2015

A fundamental goal of the NDIS is to maximise participants’ choice and control over which support services they receive, who they receive it from and where it is delivered. The increase in overall funding for disability services, alongside the individualisation of funding—no longer tied to a...

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Research report

25 May 2015

Under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH), the Australian Government provides resources to state and territory governments to improve housing conditions and expand housing options in remote Indigenous communities. This paper lays the foundation for an...

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Research report

07 Jul 2014

Housing reforms in remote Indigenous communities have resulted in a variety of tenancy management arrangements involving state, community and private housing sectors. This project identified different models of tenancy management, considered their housing outcomes, and shared the policy and...

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Research report

30 Sep 2013

This study examined the question of to what extent Indigenous housing access and tenancy sustainment are influenced by the alignment between different forms of conditionality and Indigenous cultural norms, including family and community obligations.

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