ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES PERSPECTIVES
Discussions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about concepts of 'home' and 'homelessness' were held in communities and with service providers across the Northern Territory (NT), New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland (Qld). Multiple understandings of home and homelessness were reported and these are presented with the aim of stimulating discussion on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on homelessness.
Interpretation of findings
The ABS engagement strategy utilised a semi-structured discussion guide, with open-ended questions to seek out people's personal perspectives. In this paper the ABS has endeavoured to report the information as heard without bias.
Whilst findings of this engagement are valuable to inform discussions on meanings of home and homelessness to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the views presented should not be interpreted as being representative of any one group of people.