Offering Solutions – National First Peoples Housing Programs and Agreements

The recent review of the National Partnership Agreement Remote Indigenous Housing program has highlighted shortfalls in the nation’s premier First Peoples’ housing program. The $5.4 billion scheme is opaque, complicated by multiple objectives, affected by poor governance and constantly changing policies. It has not fostered self-determination, First Peoples home ownership or business growth. Read the…

UN Special Rapporteur praises the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bodies following Australian Mission

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous People, Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, presented her Australian mission report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. Ms Tauli-Corpuz praised the progress made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies. She pointed to Congress’ 2016 Redfern Statement when commending “the strength of spirit…