Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Indigenous housing tenure in remote areas: directions and constraints

Posted on: 3 September, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008
Related to Cultural ways Physical environment

Sanders W (2008)
Indigenous housing tenure in remote areas: directions and constraints.
Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
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Sanders challenges the view that issues of land title have the greatest impact on home ownership in remote Aboriginal communities. In this report he states that land title is a lesser constraint to the economic status of the communities and provides data to support his argument. It is proposed that there are great variations between remote housing and housing in more densely settled areas in Australia and that these differences have not been given adequate acknowledgement by those tackling the issue.

Sanders’ research in the remote Anmatjere region in the Northern Territory offers first hand experiences of the many constraints and challenges faced by Indigenous communities. The author acknowledges some progress has been made, though there is still much to be done.

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  • Contact details:
    • Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, ph: (02) 6125 0587, fax: (02) 6125 9730, email: publications.caepr@anu.edu.au
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