- This measure will provide a $6.9 million capital injection to Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) in 2010-11 to undertake necessary repairs to a number of its hostels.
- AHL is the largest provider of affordable temporary accommodation to Indigenous Australians. AHL provides 3,000 beds and 9,000 meals every day to Indigenous people staying at the hostels that it operates or funds through its community grants program.
- The provision of affordable temporary accommodation allows Indigenous people, particularly those who live in remote areas, to travel to and access services, including health, employment and education, located away from their home communities.
- More than half of the Indigenous people who stay in these hostels are children. Providing a safe and healthy environment for them plays a significant role in increasing family and community wellbeing.
- Implementation will begin immediately and it is expected that the repairs will be completed by the end of June 2011.
Total Government Funding
- The Government is committing $6.9 million to this initiative in 2010-11.
Content Updated: 23 May 2012