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The purpose of the domestic and family violence data collected in the Tenancy Management System is to inform the Northern Territory Government planning and policy in relation to priority housing needs of Territorians.
In 1991, the Tenancy Management System was introduced to Territory Housing as a recording mechanism for public housing tenant information. Housing Services recognises the specific requirements of those escaping domestic and family violence for safe, secure and affordable housing. As a provider of public housing, Housing Services’ role is to offer appropriate advice and assistance with accommodation to those people escaping violence and abuse. Domestic violence is a reason for priority housing consideration. It is not guaranteed that the priority application will be approved.
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The definition of domestic and family violence used is consistent with the Northern Territory’s Domestic and Family Violence Act (2009).
Domestic and family related incidents include all incidents where the nature of the incident is between people in a ‘domestic relationship’, according to the definition in Section 9 of the Act. This definition includes intimate partners (married or unmarried, in de facto relationships, boyfriends, girlfriends, gay or straight) and violent acts between other members of a family, household or community.
Such incidents cover the range of behaviours described in Section 5 of the Act and include: conduct causing harm, for example, sexual or physical assault; damaging property, including the injury or death of an animal; emotional abuse; intimidation; financial deprivation; stalking; economic abuse; social isolation; and spiritual abuse or attempting or threatening to commit the above-mentioned conduct. It also includes child abuse and neglect.
Staff completing and assessing Priority Housing application forms apply the legislative definition of domestic and family violence (linked into the operational manual). By the time the person needs to make an application for Priority Housing, the domestic violence has been established and must be demonstrated in the application process by supporting documentation, e.g. from social worker, hospital, or police report.
Aspects of family and domestic violence captured by the data are:
RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)
The summary table below is designed to indicate the amount of information available for each of the six elements outlined in Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2013 (cat. no. 4529.0). This is a subjective assessment made by the ABS about the data collected and is not an indication of data quality.
The following tables provide a detailed analysis of the availability of specified data elements in the data source. The data items have been grouped into four counting units:
3. Incident/Event; and
Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.
Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.
Applicants must apply to be housed on a priority basis by completing an application form that is available from Housing Services Regional Offices. The form can be completed by the applicant or by a Housing Services Officer. Once the form is complete the information is entered into the Tenancy Management System.
SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION
All persons eligible for priority housing in the Northern Territory.
Priority housing data is limited to urban priority housing applicants and does not include tenants already in public housing.
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
No data published presently.
Collection commenced: 1991
Break in series: no
Other details: Some data items have been added over time. For example, disability (2007); language spoken (2009).
Information captured on application forms in remote areas.
At the current time, information collected on the ‘Reason for applying for Priority Housing’ is not entered into the Tenancy Management System for remote area applications. This information is kept on hardcopy files only so extracting and compiling this information would be a resource intensive and time consuming exercise. There are plans to have this information available in the future.
In addition, information collected in remote areas is not entered into the Tenancy Management System but is managed independently in an interim database. There are plans to bring in remote public housing information into the Tenancy Management System.
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
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