Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 14, 2022


National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing

In reply to the Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (3 May 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Human Services has provided the following advice:

Since coming to office, in addition to the incoming government briefs and parliamentary briefing notes, I have requested and received advice on remote Aboriginal housing, the history and management of broader Aboriginal housing programs, the South Australian Housing Trust's Aboriginal Advisory Committee and the appointment of a new Head of Aboriginal Housing.

I look forward to working with the new federal Labor Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Linda Burney MP, and the new federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness, the Hon. Julie Collins MP, to deliver better housing outcomes for our community.

When Labor was previously in government both in South Australia and federally, South Australia secured approximately $292 million in commonwealth funding for remote housing. When it was the Liberal Party or Coalition at both levels of government, South Australia secured just $37.5 million from the commonwealth for the same purpose.