Person

Daphne Habibis

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.
Commentary

Another stolen generation looms unless Indigenous women fleeing violence can find safe housing

Housing’s critical role at the intersection of child protection and domestic violence has yet to be recognised in public policy.
Report

Improving housing and service responses to domestic and family violence for Indigenous individuals and families

This study suggests that developing culturally appropriate responses to Indigenous domestic and family violence (DFV) and improving integration between housing and DFV and child protection services should reduce the rates of Indigenous women's injury and death, as well as rates of Indigenous children's out-of-home care.
Report

Social housing legal responses to crime and anti-social behaviour: impacts on vulnerable families

This research reviewed social housing tenancies law and policies in five jurisdictions, and national policy principles and frameworks relating to four types of vulnerable people: women affected by domestic violence; children; Indigenous persons; and people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
Commentary

We won’t close the gap if the Commonwealth cuts off Indigenous housing support

Decent housing underpins the Closing the Gap goals, with a decade-long national remote housing program having made measurable progress. If the Commonwealth pulls out now, hard-won gains could be lost.
Working paper

Intersections of stigma, social capital and community engagement in the suburbs: a social network analysis

This paper looks at place-based stigma within communities by mapping social networks and relationships within sub-sections of a disadvantaged urban Tasmanian community. This provides a unique lens for understanding disadvantaged urban places, particularly when laying the foundation for community development strategies to address disadvantage and...