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United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing: mission to Australia - premlinary observations

26 Oct 2006
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The Special Rapporteur expressed serious concern about the ‘hidden national housing crisis’ in Australia, and recommended that the Federal Government develop a National Housing Policy, and consider establishing a Federal Ministry for Housing, making housing and homelessness a national priority. The Special Rapporteur described the housing rights situation of Indigenous people in Australia as a ‘humanitarian tragedy’ that needs to be urgently addressed. He also reiterated previous criticism by the UN human treaty bodies about the lack of protection of human rights, including the right to adequate housing, in the Australian domestic legal system.

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