In December 2022, Joint Council approved the establishment documents for the Housing Policy Partnership under Priority Reform One of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. The Partnership will provide a forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have a genuine say in the design and delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing services. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Association (NATSIHA) will co-chair the Housing Policy Partnership with DSS and membership includes representatives from state and territory governments, the Coalition of Peaks and independent Indigenous representatives. The Partnership is expected to hold its first meeting in the first half of 2023.
Housing Policy Partnership (DSS)
Priority Reform One
Is this Indigenous specific?:
Proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians reporting they are able to have a say in their community on issues important to them (PR1), Proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians reporting improvements in their communities, Homelessness rate including by type (Transitional housing/sleeping rough) and age group (Outcome 9), Home ownership rate (including by location and tenure type) (Outcome 9)
Minister for Homelessness
Minister for Housing
$9.2 million over 3 years from 2022-23 to establish the Housing Policy Partnership.
Joint Council endorsed the establishment of the Housing Policy Partnership in December 2022. First meeting of Housing Policy Partnership expected early 2023.
Department of Social Services