Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Major concurrent session

Friday 1 December 2017
1.45pm – 3.15pm
Meeting room C2.2+2.3, ICC

MAJ4: Closing the Indigenous housing gap

According to the 2017 Closing the Gap report, we are not on target to close the gap on school attendance, early childhood education, employment, and life expectancy. These outcomes are influenced by, and reflective of poor housing outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

How do we create better housing choices for Indigenous Australians given many of the unique challenges such as remoteness of communities, culturally appropriate housing, overcrowding and the high rate of Indigenous homelessness?

This session will examine different State and Territory housing policies to provide better housing choice, and improve housing and non-housing outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Session sponsored by NSW FACS & Aboriginal Housing Office