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Over the last five years claims of housing discrimination by Aboriginal tenants have taken up major resources for the Equal Opportunity Commission. As a result the EOC set up a two year Inquiry examining less favourable outcomes for Aboriginal people.
The Inquiry found there...
Around a quarter of all Australian wage and salary earners are casual workers. Casual workers, in general, receive less training than those in ongoing employment. This paper considers whether the prevalence of casual employment is sustainable. It looks at the home and community care sector...
On 26 February 2009 the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made his first annual statement to Parliament on the Australian Government's Closing the Gap strategy, outlining whole-of-government objectives and strategies.
That statement was supported by a booklet outlining the whole of government approaches to Closing...
In 2007-08, there were over 36,000 dwellings specifically targeted to providing housing assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - an increase of almost 1,000 dwellings since 2005-06. A further 58,000 Indigenous households were receiving assistance through mainstream housing programs in the same period....
In this paper the authors present an analysis of census data as it relates to Indigenous temporary mobility and analyse the spatial and demographic complexities that underwrite them.
The Indigenous population experiences higher rates of homelessness and overcrowding than the non-Indigenous population.
Whilst non-Indigenous Australians experience higher rates of affordability need, houses are least affordable for Indigenous Australians living in major cities. The number of additional dwellings required to address these problems...
This report describes and reviews all known mainstream and Indigenous-specific specialist tenant support programs operating around Australia.
Over 11,500 households were living in state owned and managed Indigenous housing at 30 June 2009, occupying 95% of all SOMIH dwellings.
Of these households, 84% paid less than market rent for the dwelling. On average, SOMIH rebated households paid about $123 per week...
This publication describes a framework to map statistical information about Indigenous people, in the context of the interrelationships with their social and physical environments.
Not only does it provide a means to present existing data, the framework also provides the means to identify potential...