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Discussion paper on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on homelessness released: call for contribution for further discussion

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has recently released a discussion paper on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on homelessness, and is calling for contributions for further discussion on the findings.

From March to June 2013, the ABS engaged with a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and service providers at the 'grass roots' level to capture views and experiences of homelessness within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context.

The ABS' National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics (NCATSIS) sought advice from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and groups to determine suitable methodological approaches and to question wording to translate complex homelessness concepts into meaningful and understandable questions that were culturally appropriate.

Key concepts ABS wanted to explore with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people included:

The NCATSIS within the ABS are seeking comments on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's perspectives on homelessness. Specifically, the ABS encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to express their views about:

For further information, and to view the discussion paper, please refer to the links below.

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Last updated: 21 August 2013
 
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