Report – Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage

January 25th, 2021

  • Australia
  • Government
  • Media

The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2020 report was released in December by the productivity commission. The report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people against 52 indicators across…

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Report – Housing for health, 20 years on…

December 14th, 2020

  • Australia
  • General
  • Government
  • Overcrowding

A peer-reviewed paper has been published looking at 20 years of Housing for Health projects in NSW. Titled: Prioritising Housing Maintenance to Improve Health in Indigenous Communities in NSW over…

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NT Government – Solutions to Overcrowding

November 29th, 2020

  • Australia

In many remote communities, overcrowding is a Big Issue. This can lead to increased spread of infectious disease. The Northern Territory Government has now committed to 10 years of funding…Good start!

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Climate change, hot housing & health

October 15th, 2020

  • Australia
  • General
  • Media

Hot houses in hot climates can cause serious health issues. This was part of the discussion at an EcoFair in Alice Springs recently. The question was will Alice Springs region remains…

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The power of a door stop

August 25th, 2020

  • Australia
  • General

Some of these pieces of equipment might not appear crucial straight off the bat but from over 30 years of documenting and fixing “health hardware” we have come to appreciate some of the more subtle aspects of the living environment.

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New Housing Model for the NT?

July 30th, 2020

  • Australia
  • Government

Positive first steps to community housing In a first for the Northern Territory the four NT land councils met and agreed this week on a new community housing model for…

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The Germ Story No.3

June 22nd, 2020

  • Australia
  • General

From the archive: a cartoon by the late Paul Pholeros done as part of the UPK work, which preceded Healthabitat but is continued by HH Director Stephi Rainow. These drawings give you a clear idea of what Healthabitat does and how the living environment can affect your health.

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Hand washing on the APY Lands

June 1st, 2020

  • Australia
  • General
  • Overcrowding

A place to wash your hands… Having a place to wash your hands with soap is vital to help reduce the spread of infectious disease such as COVID-19   ‘Soap…

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House function & COVID-19

May 25th, 2020

  • Australia
  • General
  • Media
  • Overcrowding

What does house function have to do with COVID-19? HH read this excellent article on the Conversation and this one from Croakey which advocates for improved housing to reduce the…

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COVID-19 Update

March 19th, 2020

  • Australia
  • Government
  • Media
  • Overcrowding

Following the evolving government advice on COVID-19, HH has postponed the rollout of all Housing for Health projects for the next few months.  Trades will continue to fix critical health…

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