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MAY 2017

APO NT provided a submission to the National Mental Health Commissioners, based on Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health consultations held in Darwin in April 2017. Please read APO NT’s submission here.


APO NT provided a submission to the Productivity Commission on the second stage of the Human Services Inquiry on 27 February 2017. To view APO NT’s responses please view here.


On 9 January 2017, APO NT provided a submission to Ms. Rachelle Towart and Mr. Robert Griew, the Expert Panel Co-Chairs of the Remote Housing Review.

APO NT believes the housing situation in the NT is in crisis. We urged the Northern Territory and Australian Governments to work more closely with Aboriginal people and organisations of the NT to identify more innovative and effective ways to improve the current housing policies and arrangements. We understand that both Governments are looking for better solutions to improve local employment and capacity building of local communities and we fully support and endorse these objectives. We also requested both Governments to work with Indigenous people to address some of the challenges, opportunities and future planning to develop a housing system that is truly appropriate and relevant for the NT.

To read this submission in detail, view here.