Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia

Memmott, Paul, Nash, Daphne and Birdsall-Jones, Christina (2013) Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia Brisbane, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland, Institute for Social Science Research

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Author Memmott, Paul
Nash, Daphne
Birdsall-Jones, Christina
Title of report Indigenous homelessness in regional Australia
Publication date 2013-05
ISBN 9781742720937
Publisher The University of Queensland, Institute for Social Science Research
Series ISSR Research Report
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Total pages 81
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This report draws together the findings of five previous research reports looking into Indigenous experiences of homelessness in various places across Australia. Together, the reports consider the distinctive features of Aboriginal culture that can manifest in different experiences of homelessness. In particular, the report discusses how dwelling in public spaces can have a different meaning for Aboriginal individuals compared to other people experiencing homelessness, and how kinship obligations can both drive experiences of homelessness, as well as provide opportunities to achieve more positive outcomes.

For some Aboriginal people who are homeless, their experiences are driven by transience resulting from kinship obligations, such as the need to attend funerals. The complex needs of Indigenous homeless people have a number of different dimensions, and require a range of supports. The report argues that funding bodies should consider funding agencies for longer blocks of time, reflecting the complexities in setting up and managing organisations working in such a complex and multifaceted environment.
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