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Indigenous Housing Tenure in Remote Areas: Directions and Constraints

Topical Issue 6 / 2008

Indigenous Housing Tenure in Remote Areas: Directions and Constraints

Abstract

Adapted from the ANU-Toyota Public Lecture ‘Closing the Gaps in Indigenous Mortality and Housing: Perspectives from the Social Sciences’, presented at the ANU on Friday 4 April 2008, this paper explores directions and constraints in remote area housing tenure through census statistics and a regional case study. It argues that land title is not the key impediment to, or constraint on, home ownership in remote Aboriginal communities, but rather that the key constraint is the economic status of the residents of such communities.[23 May 2008]

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