September 2016: Responding to Indigenous Homelessness in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand


Jenny Smith, CEO Council to Homeless Persons

1. Responding to Indigenous Homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand

Problem Definition: Māori Homelessness in New Zealand
Shiloh Groot and Jenni Mace

Māori Homelessness: Basic Statistics
Kate Amore, Research Fellow, University of Otago Wellington

Why Are Our People Overrepresented Amongst te pani me te rawakore? Reflections on the Root Causes of Māori Urban Homelessness
Jade Kake, Program Manager, Te Matapihi He Tirohanga mō te iwi Trust

Policy Responses to Māori Urban Homelessness
Jade Kake, Program Manager, Te Matapihi He Tirohanga mō te iwi Trust

New Zealand’s Cross-Party Inquiry Into Homelessness
Angie Cairncross, Communications Co-ordinator for Community Housing Aotearoa

Service Responses to Māori Urban Homelessness
Jade Kake, Program Manager, Te Matapihi He Tirohanga mō te iwi Trust

Responding to Homelessness Among Rural Whānau in Northland
Toa Faneva, Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa

Everyone Has a Story
Written in collaboration with young people from Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt, the Hutt Valley, Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Treaty of Waitangi, Local Government and Indigenous Homelessness in New Zealand
Brennan Rigby, Principal Advisor, Social Outcomes, Independent Māori Statutory Board

Part 2: Responding to Indigenous Homelessness in Australia

Evidence of Increased Vulnerability of Homeless Indigenous Australians
Louise Tierney, Housing and Specialised Services Group, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Aboriginal Housing Victoria’s Journey to Self-Determination
Darren Smith, Director Executive Coordination, Aboriginal Housing Victoria

A Holistic Approach to Aboriginal Homelessness
New South Wales Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO)

Māori, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Homelessness
Dan Laws, Aboriginal Homelessness Network Coordinator, Ngwala Willumbong Ltd

The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing: Now and in the Future?
Emily Kennedy, McCusker Centre for Citizenship, University of Western Australia and Stephen Hall, Communications and Engagement, Shelter WA

Resetting the Homelessness and Housing Button for the Northern Territory?
NT Shelter Policy Team

Vera and Her Grannies: Compromises and Compassion in Housing for Aboriginal Families
Dr Jennie Gray, Regional Manager, South Metro, Anglicare Western Australia (WA)

Q: When is a homeless person not a homeless person? A: When they are a Visitor
Sally Langton, CEO Central Australian Affordable Housing

Remote Housing and the Modern Outback: Problem or Opportunity?
Robert Gough, Policy Officer and Stephen Hall, Communications and Engagement, Shelter WA

Consumer Voices
Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.

Wadamba Wilam
Jamie Waring, Service Manager, Neami National Wadamba Wilam (Renew Shelter) and Adam Burns, Psychiatric Nurse, Northern Area Mental Health Services

Uniting Communities Aboriginal Community Connect
Ruth Tulloch, Service Manager, Kurlana Tampawardli (New House on the Plains)

Winda-mara Aboriginal Corporation: Helping Community Members Find a Place to Call Home
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

‘Connecting People to Place’ as a Policy Response to Indigenous Homelessness in South Australia: Political Context and the Use of Housing Responsibility
Daniel Kuzmanovski, University of South Australia

Reviewing the Aboriginal Tenancies At Risk (ATAR) program in Victoria
Anita Murphy, Masters of Public Policy Post-Graduate Student RMIT

Ask Izzy: Helping Aboriginal Victorians Find Services
Diana Brown, Infoxchange


Tammy White
Executive Officer NT Shelter Inc.

Patrick Gemmell
General Manager, Te Matapihi He Tirohanga mō te iwi Trust

Peter Sandeman
Chief Executive Officer, AnglicareSA

Chantal Roberts
Chief Executive Officer, Shelter WA

Peeni Henare
Member of Parliament for Tāmaki Makaurau