Barbara Shaw

Co-Chair, Aboriginal Housing NT (AHNT)

 Barbara Shaw

Barbara Shaw has been Co-Chair of Aboriginal Housing NT since it formed in 2015, who were the recipients of the 2018 NT Human Rights ‘Diversity’ Award. Barb is the Deputy Chair of the Central Land Council and a member of the ABA Advisory Committee. Barb developed the concept of ‘Women’s Council’s’ at the Central Land Council and Tangentyere Council, and was a founder of Tangentyere’s Women’s Family Safety program, where she is currently employed. Barb was appointed to the National Australian Museum’s Committee and the National Women’s Advisory Council, for whom she presented to the United Nations. Barb was employed on the Royal Commission into Child Protection and Youth Detention and contributed to the establishment of the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company. Growing up in Mount Nancy Town Camp, near Alice Springs, where she still lives, Barb has fought tirelessly against policies and bureaucracies that disrespect and harm Aboriginal people and remains a vocal opponent of ‘The Intervention’ and its lasting impacts. She is firmly committed to Aboriginal controlled housing as a cornerstone for better health and justice outcomes.

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Thursday 29 August 2019
11.00am – 12.30pm

Minor concurrent session

Culturally appropriate service design

Culturally appropriate service coordination better supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families in need of housing. This session explores co-design, self-determination and critical success factors for Aboriginal CHPS and integrated service ... view