The Australian Government and state and territory governments have committed to achieving the outcome that Indigenous people have the same housing opportunities in relation to housing purchase as other Australians, under the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Affordable Housing Agreement.
At the 28 March 2013 Select Council on Housing and Homelessness meeting, Housing Ministers from all jurisdictions discussed access to home ownership for Indigenous households, including challenges faced by Indigenous households as well as current government assistance. Ministers agreed to work together to improve Indigenous home ownership outcomes in both established housing markets and on Indigenous land in order to progress policy outcomes under the COAG National Affordable Housing Agreement.
Further information can be found in the Indigenous Home Ownership Paper. This paper was prepared by FaHCSIA with input from all state and territory governments, and endorsed by all Housing Ministers at the 28 March 2013 Select Council on Housing and Homelessness meeting.