Housing for Aborigines,in particular,in Western Australia, Queensland,and New South Wales,is referred to in the Papers on the Housing Commissions in each of such States.
In each of these States,the State Department of Aboriginal Welfare has Statutory Authority to provide housing for aborigines under its jurisdiction,and generally works in conjunction with the State housing Commission. However a perusal of the figures,and reports,indicates that there is a chronic backlog in making available to the State Departments of Aboriginal Welfare sufficient funds for housing of aborigines, and it would appear that there has not been a pro rata allocation of State Housing Funds for the housing of aborigines,based,say, on the proportion of aborigines in numbers to the total State population.
The Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement uses the term "Housing Authority" which is defined as meaning "an instrumentality of a State or other body constituted by an Act of the State which in pursuance of an Act of the State carries out any housing project" (1945 Agreement clause 2). The 1956 .......