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Task 2 PowerPoint. What Is Social Justice? 1309 HousingLitRev. 4714.0 - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15. Key Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander data released The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the findings of a major survey about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians - highlighting key improvements in education, health, and housing.

4714.0 - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15

Dr Paul Jelfs, the ABS Senior Reconciliation Champion, said the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) is designed to provide a greater insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' participation in society, along with any barriers they face. Homelessness among Indigenous Australians. It is well known that Indigenous people are over-represented in the homeless population.

Homelessness among Indigenous Australians

Homelessness can have profound and ongoing effects on people, including on their mental and physical health, on schooling and employment experiences, and more broadly on their inclusion in social and civic opportunities. What does 'homelessness' mean? There are many different types of living arrangements that indicate a person is experiencing homelessness. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ definition, homeless people are those who have no shelter, those who live in a dwelling that is inadequate, or has short or no tenure, and those whose dwelling does not allow them to have space for social relations. This includes people living in ‘severely crowded’ dwellings—that is, in dwellings requiring 4 or more additional bedrooms to accommodate the people who usually live there.

Homelessness. A profile of homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Higher rates of homelessness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Compared with non-Indigenous Australians, Indigenous people: had four times the rate of homelessness (191 per 10,000 compared with 49 per 10,000 in the 2006 Census) made up 9% of the total homeless population (Indigenous people make up around 2.5% of the whole Australian population).


More Indigenous Australians sleep rough Homelessness was different among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The Gap: Indigenous Disadvantage in Australia. In 2008, the Australian government made a formal commitment to address Indigenous disadvantage in Australia, known as 'Closing the Gap', but what is the “gap”?

The Gap: Indigenous Disadvantage in Australia

The “gap” refers to the the vast health and life-expectation inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This inequality includes: shorter life expectancy higher rates of infant mortality poorer health and lower levels of education and employment The Closing the Gap strategy has resulted in some improvements, but national statistics indicate that there is still a long way to go. It is important to recognise that disadvantage may have both immediate social, economic and cultural determinants, and deeper underlying causes: Some economic effects of inequality. Dr Anne Holmes, Economics Defining inequality Economic inequality means unequal access to wealth and income.

Some economic effects of inequality

This brief mostly deals with income. Inequality – ACOSS. Excessive inequality is a problem for any society.

Inequality – ACOSS

It means that people have unequal ability to take part in social and economic opportunities, and it undermines the cohesiveness of that society. Excessive inequality is a problem for any economy. Sustainable Development Goals. What Does Social Justice Mean to YOU? Iversal Declaration of Human Rights. Preamble Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

iversal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Illustrated Version. Voices on Social Justice. Fact Sheets. Lenten Fundraising Appeal. Featured Stories Explore the weekly stories which humble and inspire us, and show how your contributions to Project Compassion help people build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities Get involved:

Lenten Fundraising Appeal

Explore Catholic Social Teaching Principles. Housing, homelessness and human rights. What does homelessness have to do with human rights?

Housing, homelessness and human rights

People experiencing homelessness face violations of a wide range of human rights. Access to safe and secure housing is one of the most basic human rights. However, homelessness is not just about housing. Home - Australian Catholic Social Justice Council. Home - Institute for Social Justice.