Improved practical outcomes

Indigenous issues are embedded across all research clusters. The Institute works closely with the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC), which is hosted by the School of Architecture, within the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

The AERC is a nationally-recognised multidisciplinary centre for research and teaching into the culture, environment, housing and architecture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Both the AERC and the Institute use strength-based approaches that:

  • Acknowledge the existing socioeconomic strengths of communities,
  • Are based on evidence of successful practice and results,
  • Build constructive collaborations to address prevalent inter-cultural social problems,
  • Seek new economic enterprises for remote area and rural groups, and
  • Promote self-determination and quality of life of Indigenous people.

Below is a list of research projects associated with this cluster.

Overcrowding for Indigenous Households in Non-Remote Areas

Our research aim is to build an Aboriginal model of crowding and then to test its veracity and application to Aboriginal crowding in non-remote settings, and in so doing uncover salient dimensions and properties of Aboriginal crowding. It is expected these findings may inform and refine definitions... Read more

Remote Indigenous Housing Procurement and Past-Occupancy Outcomes

This research proposes to make a comparative study of differing housing procurement approaches and their related outcomes that have been carried out in a number of selected remote communities in Aboriginal Australia during the mid-1990s to mid-2000s. Aboriginal housing procurement is the... Read more

Pathways out of Homelessness for Rough Sleepers

A central aim of the Australian Governmen't homeless initiatives and the National Partnership Agreements on homelessness is to offer supported accommodation to all rough sleepers who need it by 2020. In order to advance this objective, programs are being introduced in all major capital... Read more

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