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Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia

Posted on: 23 September, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 3, July 2013 - September 2013
Related to Cultural ways Policies Remote Rural Social issues Northern Territory Queensland

Memmott P, Nash D, Birdsall-Jones C (2013)
Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia
Brisbane: Institute for Social Science Research, the University of Queensland

This is the final report of a series of six research reports prepared for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) over the last two years on Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia.

The overall aim of the research was to assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of regional service responses in responding to Indigenous homelessness. The research examined Indigenous homelessness in Australian regional cities and explored a range of service responses that have been developed for homeless and public-place dwelling Indigenous people in selected regional centres.

This report integrates and summarises all five of the earlier reports and discusses the policy, program and practice implications of the findings. The case studies include:

  • the Jimaylya Topsy Harry (homeless) Centre in Mt Isa, Queensland
  • a Women’s Refuge in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
  • a comparative study of cross-agency approaches to Aboriginal homelessness services in the Mid-west region of Western Australia.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia

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