Shelter SA is preparing election asks in this election year 2021, ahead of the South Australian election in March 2022. Read the draft Shelter SA Election Platform 2022 and see the invitation to come along to our launch on 9 June. In the lead up to the last South Australian election we wrote to all political parties to seek a response to the recommendations contained in our “Transitions” report based on a community workshop looking at times of transition for Aboriginal people, when they are moving out of institutions back to families and communities. Aboriginal people are vulnerable without housing or employment. We published the responses and shared them through mainstream media and our socials.
The promises made by Steven Marshall have either been achieved or partially achieved in relation to retaining the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio, the establishment of an Aboriginal-controlled community housing company and the development of an Aboriginal Housing Strategy. We have participated in the consultations for the Strategy and will review it when it is released with our members and our Aboriginal Cultural Advisory Panel.
This year we are following the same successful method to seek political promises and policy information from parties and candidates, and we invite you to hear about the ideas we are putting forward before they are finalised.