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Aboriginal Housing Northern Territory newsletter



Aboriginal Housing Northern Territory newsletter


Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory


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Aboriginal Housing Northern Territory newsletter


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House surveys in Central Australia expose many flaws in the system The survey of houses conducted by the CLC, CAALAS and ALRAR, combined with resident feedback, exposed an inherently flawed service delivery model characterised by: Systemic communication barriers within the Department of Housing and their contractors Inadequate record keeping and management systems A lack of accountability and transparency CAALAS lodged applications on behalf of selected residents from Papunya and Larapinta Valley Town Camp with the NTCAT. See our next AHNT Newsletter for more updates. NT Homelands, Outstations and Town Camp - Special Meeting There has been an urgent call from various service providers to address the uncertainty around the future direction and commitments from the Commonwealth and NT Government for homelands, outstations and town camps. To raise these issues with the relevant government agencies, we will be organizing a special meeting over the coming months and inviting key Aboriginal leaders and service providers to come together to work through these issues and come up with some better solutions. There will be a special meeting of the NT Homelands Service providers in Darwin to discuss current issues, ongoing concerns, adequate funding, service provision, maintenance and upkeep. This is the first meeting of its kind and we encourage those involved in Homelands and Outstations to join us. Ongoing concerns for Town Camps will also be on the Agenda at our next Housing Forum. Proposed NT Aboriginal Housing Forum #2 Two years on since the inaugural APO NT Housing Forum, we have seen many changes by the past and current governments in regards to policies, programs and community engagement. We need our people and organisations to come together to reflect on where we have been and discuss how we can overcome of the main issues and challenges we face now and come up with some workable solutions to improving our unacceptable housing situation. There is much to discuss! Some Key topics on the Housing Forum Agenda will be: Working towards establishing a Aboriginal Housing peak body Case studies of successful housing models Outcomes of National Aboriginal Housing Review and the NT Govt. Housing and Town Camp Reviews The current and proposed NTG Housing Programs Homebuild NT and other housing and homeland programs How much funding is coming into the NT and where is it going Latest research/ evidence to inform our next steps Social Determinants of health & housing Developing an agreement on the key issues that we can present to both governments and other key stakeholders Production of a final report The AHNT Committee will share their successes and challenges over the past two years and we want you to share yours. Together we will map out our next steps to reshape and improve the housing road ahead. Watch this Space for more updates on the forum APRIL- 2017 Samuel Bush-Blanasi, Tony Jack and Wayne Wauchope WaWauchoipoe

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