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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing

Be part of the conversation to help shape Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan.

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027  committed to developing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Ac​tion Plan that acknowledges the unique and diverse housing challenges for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Queensland.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan will lead the way forward to implement better and more responsive housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We believe that housing is a foundational issue in Closing the Gap on Indigenous disadvantage.

The Department of Housing and Public Works, in conjunction with the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, have developed a brochure outlining our vision, principles and approach to guide our efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing outcomes.

Download the consultation brochure (PDF, 2.8MB)​​​​​​

Help us create a better housing future

We want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland to have safe, appropriate and sustainable housing to advance better health, safety, wellbeing, education and economic outcomes for current and future generations.

No matter where you live, or your circumstances or background, a safe and secure home is at the heart of family wellbeing. A home provides the firm foundation for improved health and wellbeing, greater education and employment opportunities, providing pathways for participation in our economy and broader society.

Our consultations will inform the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan and aim to reset the relationship with communities for a better housing future.

Join the conversation

Formal consultation will run until early December 2018.

Everyone is welcome to share their ideas, stories and experiences on any aspect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing.

Have your say:

Housing Strategy
Department of Housing and Public Works
PO Box 690
Brisbane  QLD  4001

Next Steps

  1. We will continue the conversation with local communities in the development of the Action Plan.
  2. The Action Plan will launch in 2019.
  3. We will partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in urban, regional and remote communities to implement the Action Plan. 

Our First Nations Advisor

“I believe that it’s a fundamental right for every Queenslander, and equally a right for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have safe, secure and stable housing.” - Mr Mick Gooda, First Nations Advisor.

We've appointed human rights advocate Mick Gooda to wor​k directly with communities to help improve housing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. As First Nations Advisor, Mr Gooda will lead conversations and discussions across the state, with communities, individuals, Elders and non-government organisations.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Read the video transcript (DOCX, 22KB)



Last updated 09 November 2018    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
 

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