A working shower for all Australians? - What is the problem?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Forum
Weds 17th October 2012 - 6pm for 6.30pm
Teachers Federation Conference Centre
37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills Sydney
Jeff McMullen, Formerly Four Corners
Paul Pholeros, Healthabitat
Sarah Marland, Amnesty International
The current rate of working showers in over 7,400 Aboriginal houses tested around Australia is only 35%. Evidence assembled over the last 2 years points to this rate dropping to 28% by 2018. How could this be possible given the current $5.5 billion National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing?
For AIA Media Release of 4 October 12:
For the Forum flyer:
Video preview of Forum by Paul Pholeros, Healthhabitat: http://vimeo.com/49592666
Healthabitat won the 2011 United Nations Habitat Prize for their groundbreaking work.
Find out how Healthabitat guidelines led to a 40% drop in hospitalisations and learn more.
Every Australian should know about this!
Includes a panel of high profile speakers who will address concerns about the following:
* Building standards in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing
* Human Rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in remote Homelands.
"For over three years Amnesty International has partnered with the communities of the Utopia homelands to develop reports to drive campaigning on this issue"
Presented by: Amnesty International NSW Demand Dignity Group:
For more information see http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/29666/ and
Amnesty International - Canberra Forum on Homelands - August 2012 -
Amnesty International - Human Rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in remote homelands. -
Amnesty International - Our report: Aboriginal Peoples’ right to homelands - 9 August 2011 - http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights/comments/26216
Homelands NITV News doco - 25 minutes doco
Homelands NITV News - 30 seconds
Paul Pholeros’ at Amnesty in the Alehouse
Health Habitat’s website
Health Habitat - Recipient of the World Habitat's Award 2011
1 Aug - Paul Pholeros: Aboriginal Housing: Needs, Rights & Practicals - video
Bev Manton’s message
The Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (NTCGRIS) fifth report - June 2011 to August 2012 - Chapter 5, Housing, Infrastructure and Leasing -
For more info on NTCGRIS:
Demand Dignity Newsletter July 2011 - Issue 17 -
People on Country Vital Landscapes Indigenous Futures - Edited by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins -
ABC News - Amnesty slams 'shocking' Indigenous conditions - 10 Oct 2011 -
Amnesty International says the Federal Government needs to be internationally shamed into addressing poverty among Indigenous Australians. ...
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) -