An audit and review of Australian Indigenous housing research

27 Jul 2007

This report presents the outcomes of a research project conducted by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Queensland Research Centre (UQ) on the characteristics and themes of the Australian Indigenous housing literature. The report examines the Indigenous housing literature from the 1970s through to the 2000s.

The aim of this project was to critically review the literature on Indigenous Housing in Australia with a view to conceptualising the body of knowledge on the subject in theoretically and practically useful ways, and identifying gaps and unresolved research issues that have a bearing on the creation and maintenance of a reasonable quality of residential lifestyle for Indigenous people. The research investigated the characteristics of this field of research and its key themes. The project considers the relationship of the existing body of Indigenous housing research to the 'Building a Better Future' (BBF) vision and its projected Indigenous housing outcomes as established by the Housing Ministers' Advisory Council of Australia in 2001.

This report provides a substantial resource and reference for ongoing housing research. The report is structured so that specific Indigenous housing research themes or issues can be easily accessed and read independently or as a whole.

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