Minggu, 23 Januari 2011

Surviving, renting

Australia Day is Survival Day for Indigenous Australians, and we at the Brown Couch pay our respects to our Koori readers, their families and communities.

(Harold Thomas's Aboriginal flag.)

Australia's original owner-occupiers are now mostly renters. At the last Census, about 60 per cent of Indigenous households (that is, households that included at least one Indigenous person) in New South Wales were renters. That's twice the rate of renting (30 per cent) for all New South Wales households.

A better deal for renters is a better deal for Aboriginal people.