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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing

Under the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027, we committed to developing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan to improve housing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

Housing is a foundational issue in Closing the Gap on Indigenous disadvantage.

The action plan will help address the significant housing challenges faced by many vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our communities.

It will set out the ways government will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders to understand their immediate housing needs and longer-term aspirations.

Most importantly, it will empower communities with place-based community-led housing plans to better respond to the unique housing and homelessness circumstances in each community.

Better Housing Futures consultation

From November to December 2018, we consulted with local communities on new ways of working together.

Over 200 participants attended Yarning Circles held in:

  • Mount Isa
  • Townsville
  • Palm Island
  • Ipswich
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Yarrabah
  • Cherbourg.

They were led by Mick Gooda, human rights advocate and First Nations Advisor to the Minister for Housing and Public Works.

We ran an online survey that was promoted on social media.

Download the Better Housing Futures consultation brochure (PDF, 2.8MB)​​​​​​

Feedback

Consultation to inform the development of the housing action plan closed on Friday 14 December 2018.

If you want to tell us about any aspect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing, you can:

What’s next

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan will launch in 2019.

Following this, we will partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in urban, regional and remote communities in Queensland to implement the 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.

In October 2018, we appointed human rights advocate Mick Gooda to advance housing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. He will guide the development of the Action Plan and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Body.

Why we need an Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan

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



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