A National Analysis of Strategies Used to Respond to Indigenous Itinerants and Public Place Dwellers

A National Analysis of Strategies Used to Respond to Indigenous Itinerants and Public Place Dwellers Report

  • Author(s): Memmott, P., Long, S., Chambers, C.
  • Published: 2003
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, University of Queensland

Abstract: This research monograph provides a national overview of local strategies being used to address the needs and problems of homeless and itinerant Indigenous Australians who are living in public places. It has been prepared by personnel from the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC), who have maintained a commitment to understanding this problem over the last 15 years. A preliminary overview of such strategies was prepared during 2000 and 2001 as part of an Indigenous Itinerant Study of the Darwin and Palmerston areas (Memmott & Fantin 2001: Ch4). Material was collected and analysed from Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville, Brisbane, Redfern, Ceduna, Halls Creek (Western Australia), and Port Hedland. A grant was then received from the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) to expand upon the work of the earlier report using additional materials that have been collected from Perth, Port Hedland and South Hedland, Adelaide, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Coober Pedy, Melbourne, Bairnsdale, Sydney and Mt Isa. Where possible, materials gathered regarding the first locations listed have been updated for this monograph. Stakeholders who might benefit from this study include local authorities, State and Territory Housing Departments, charitable organisations, Indigenous organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Councils, and Indigenous homeless people themselves. In fact, all those concerned with the circumstances of Indigenous people living in public places should stand to benefit from the survey compiled herein. (2003: 4).

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Memmott, P., Long, S., Chambers, C., 2003, A National Analysis of Strategies Used to Respond to Indigenous Itinerants and Public Place Dwellers, Report, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4332.

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