First Peoples housing
Aboriginal Australians housing
Mparntwe/Alice Springs Social Order Response 2022-2023
The Northern Territory Government, in partnership with Lhere Artepe, the Alice Springs Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce are implementing a range of measures to support the community and improve social outcomes. This response focuses on three key areas to improve safety, support stronger...
Aboriginal private rental access in Victoria: "Excluded from the start"
The systemic barriers and challenges facing Aboriginal Victorians examined in this report represent an extension of long-term barriers and systemic discrimination that perpetuate cycles of disadvantage and disempowerment among Aboriginal people in Victoria. The report authors argue that greater connection between elements of the private...
Simplifying the system or deepening poverty? The new Remote Rent Framework in the Northern Territory
In this paper, the authors outline their understanding of the new Rental Rebate Policy as it is described in Northern Territory government documents. They also discuss some potential adverse consequences that may arise from its implementation.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and housing in Aotearoa
This paper briefly summarises the author's master's research project 'He Rautaki Whakatauria Whare o Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Treaty Anchored Housing Strategies,' which explored what a Te Tiriti-anchored housing strategy might look like for Aotearoa. This includes a review of current housing and economic policy...
Remote Indigenous housing requires ongoing policy focus: submission to the Review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement
This paper identifies remote Indigenous housing as a structural gap in the nation’s overarching housing policies. It reproduces a submission to the current Productivity Commission review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA) which argues for a much stronger focus to be placed upon...
‘What works’ to sustain Indigenous tenancies in Australia
This study examines the characteristics of successful tenancies for Indigenous people to understand ‘what works’ for successful housing outcomes, including for private and social housing, and across different locations.
Remote housing in the Northern Territory
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s administration of funding for remote housing in the Northern Territory.
Township leasing and the democratisation of opportunity
Township leasing was a significant 2006 reform to the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act 1976 (ALRA). This paper discusses township leasing from an institutional economics perspective. It argues that despite its noble intentions, ALRA created an extractive institutional framework for Indigenous people living on ALRA...
Sustainable Indigenous housing in regional and remote Australia
This research explores what is required for sustainable Indigenous housing in remote Australia to deliver positive health outcomes, so that housing stock is maintained at high levels and is designed with climate change in mind.
Building back better: Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service COVID-19 recovery plan
This strategy document identifies key issues and makes targeted recommendations across criminal, civil and family law – with the objective of ensuring Aboriginal people are not left behind.
Review of the Homelands Policy
This review aims to identify appropriate approaches to supporting Aboriginal people to live on their ancestral lands.
Aboriginal housing for Aboriginal health
This position paper states the urgency of First Nations housing issues to be addressed, and presents recommendations to enable First Nations people to access better housing options, resulting in better health.
Wiyi yani u thangani (Women’s voices): securing our rights, securing our future—community guide
The key aim of this project has been to elevate the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, and to reflect the holistic and interconnected nature of their lives. This community guide sets out the major findings and cross-cutting themes that are...
Reimagining Indigenous housing, health and wealth
This report sets the context for a strengths-based ecological and culturally-founded approach to Indigenous housing, health and wealth.
Wongee Mia: an innovative family-centred approach to addressing Aboriginal housing needs and preventing eviction in Australia
This paper is about an initiative emerging out of Perth (Western Australia) which is taking a different approach to addressing Aboriginal homelessness.
Measuring progress in Queensland's remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
This paper provides a first step at measuring and communicating progress in Queensland's discrete Indigenous communities. The framework in this paper is intended to illustrate an approach to measuring progress that can be further subdivided to provide a more detailed analysis of the key drivers...
Fix housing and you’ll reduce risks of coronavirus and other disease in remote Indigenous communities
Remote Indigenous communities have taken swift and effective action to quarantine residents against the risks of COVID-19. Under a plan developed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group, entry to communities is restricted to essential visitors only.
Victorian Aboriginal housing and homelessness framework
The Victorian government funded Aboriginal Housing Victoria to develop this framework, which aims to build a new approach to ensuring all Aboriginal Victorians have safe, secure and stable housing.
Managing Housing Health Risks in WA Discussion Paper
The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) provided a submission to the WA Department of Health’s (DOH) Discussion Paper on Managing Housing Health Risks in WA.
Relationality: an Indigenous approach to housing design
This paper aims to identify the gap between empirical research in comparison with indigenous ways of knowing, and the sharing of knowledge, regarding culturally appropriate housing design for Indigenous peoples in Australia.
Experiencing house crowding in Australian dwellings: a multicultural perspective
Using data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing, this paper reflects the extent of house crowding among two cultural groups: Australia’s Indigenous population and Australia’s Lebanese population, who are both disadvantaged in socio- economic terms, but with differing cultural needs.
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.
Timeline of trauma and healing in Australia
This timeline looks at some of the events, trauma and healing that’s taken place in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over the last two and a half centuries. The dates in this timeline are a selection representing the breadth of events that have occurred...
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.
Aboriginal Hostels Limited corporate plan 2019-2023
This plan sets out a series of core operational and strategic priorities which Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) will continue to pursue in addressing business efficiency, financial sustainability, improved service delivery, sustainable asset management, accountability and strong corporate governance