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Rhonda Phillips

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.
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Developing the scale and capacity of Australia's affordable housing industry

The key to the affordable housing industry’s future is that governments, in consultation with affordable housing providers, establish a clear industry vision with defined policy objectives, and specify medium-term growth strategies and targets to realise that vision. Whether involving new finance or the redirection of...
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Remote Indigenous housing is best delivered through locally adapted arrangements

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. Housing standards and tenancy management have generally improved in the case study...
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Reviewing changes to housing management on remote Indigenous communities

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 diversity of housing...