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Building a Better Future: Indigenous Housing to 2010

Category: Policy/Strategy
Date: 4 May 2001
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
Location:Australia
Subject Matter:Health and Community Services
Summary Information:
'Building a Better Future: Indigenous Housing to 2010' is a document arising out of the Housing Ministers' Conference of 4 May 2001 which outlines the new directions for improving Indigenous housing over the next 10 years. It is an affirmation of a commitment by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Housing Ministers including the Commonwealth Minister for Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, to a national effort to make a real difference in housing and environmental health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Detailed Information:
The 'Vision for Better Indigenous Housing' set out in the document states:
  • 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia will have access to affordable and appropriate housing which contributes to their health and well being and access to housing which is safe, well-designed and appropriately maintained.
  • There will be a vigorous and sustainable Indigenous community housing sector, operating in partnership with the Commonwealth and State, Territory and Local Governments.
  • Indigenous housing policies and programs will be developed and administered in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous communities and with respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.'

    The desired outcomes are stated to be:
  • better housing;
  • better housing services;
  • more housing;
  • improved partnerships;
  • greater effectiveness and efficiency;
  • improved performance linked to accountability; and
  • coordination of services.

    A full-scale review of the new directions is to be undertaken in 2005 which will include consultation with key stakeholders, including Indigenous communities.

  • Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing and Infrastructure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Western Australia
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing and Related Infrastructure for Indigenous People in the Northern Territory
  • Commonwealth State Housing Agreement 2003-2008: Bilateral Agreement (Queensland)
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing for Indigenous People (ACT)
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing and Infrastructure for Indigenous People in the Northern Territory
  • Commonwealth State Housing Agreement 2003-2008
  • Agreement for the Provision and Management of Housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in South Australia
  • Trilateral Indigenous Housing Agreement between the Australian Government, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Interim Indigenous Housing Agreement between the Australian Government and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government
  • Agreement for the Provision of Housing, Infrastructure and Essential Services for Indigenous People in Western Australia
  • Agreement between the Commonwealth Government, ATSIC and the New South Wales Government on the Provision and Management of Housing and Housing Related Infrastructure for Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders

  • References

    Report
    Andrea Jardine-Orr, Frederick Spring and Martin Anda (2004) Indigenous Housing & Governance: Case Studies from Remote Communities in WA & NT
    Resource
    Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services (2001) Building a Better Future: Indigenous Housing to 2010
    Andrea Jardine Orr (2005) Remote Indigenous Housing System - A Systems Social Assessment

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