Mark Moran

Briefing paper

Understanding how policy and tenancy management conditionality can influence positive housing outcomes for Indigenous Australians

Tenants, government and Indigenous/intermediary organisations assume a diversity of responsibilities and are often seeking different tenancy outcomes. Despite differences however, there is evidence of a recognition space occurring. Culturally-based values and practices significantly affect the ability of Indigenous tenants to comply with social housing tenancy...

Indigenous lifeworlds, conditionality and housing outcomes

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 housing outcomes, and what...

Funding Indigenous organisations: improving governance performance through innovations in public finance management in remote Australia

This review explains the context and past experience of public finance reform and its effects on governance in remote Indigenous communities. Preamble The poor development standards experienced by Indigenous Australians, especially in places remote from urban areas, are regularly characterised in public and academic discourse...

What job, which house? Simple solutions to complex problems in Indigenous affairs

In a recent paper, former Keating government minister Gary Johns advocates a ‘no job, no house’ policy for remote Indigenous communities. Johns’ proposal is the latest in a line of offerings from conservative politicians and commentators on Aboriginal affairs. What arguments and evidence support such...

Perceptions of home ownership among IBA home loan clients

This report presents the findings of a household survey of 58 existing Indigenous Business Australia home loan clients in nine towns in Queensland and the Northern Territory: Townsville, Normanton, Charters Towers, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine. These rural and regional...