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June 2012

HousingWORKS July 2012

In this special edition of Housing Works, we have endeavoured to provide as balanced a cross-section as possible of topical and timely stories under the overall theme of indigenous housing. 
Our rule of thumb for doing this has been to reflect the varied themes of the World Indigenous Housing Conference – “Sharing Our Stories, Sharing Our Successes”: health and housing, capacity building, disaster preparedness, governance and partnerships. 
In searching for story sources specific to the role of housing it is encouraging to see the efforts being made at government and non-government levels to celebrate success and to push for more success, with both seeking to give the contribution made by improved housing solutions a higher profile.


Opening words  

Hon. Jenny Macklin – Australian Government Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Hon. Tariana Turia – Co-leader of the Maori Party, New Zealand 

Feature: 2012 World Housing Conference   
Highlights from Indigenous Newslines (a FaHCSIA publication)
Window on Indigenous Housing
Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Aotearoa – New Zealand
Thanks to: Western Australia’s Department of Housing; Central Australian Affordable Housing Company; Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation; NT Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services; Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works; Girudala Community Co-operative Society; Aboriginal Housing Company; Wentworth Community Housing; Housing SA; Aboriginal Housing Victoria; Te Mataphi He Tirohanga mo te Iwi; and Wellington City Council    
The Research section

Not just bricks and mortar: housing providers as community anchors – Terry Jones  

AHI Membership section
Changing Roles for Professional Housing Institutes
AHI: The People & Places Master Class Series 
AHI Awards: A time for celebrating professional achievements