Deposit N167 - National Shelter deposit

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National Shelter deposit


  • 1974 - 1988 (Creation)

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5 m

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(1974 -)

Biographical history

National Shelter was established in 1974 as a peak organisation which aims to improve housing access, affordability, safety and security for people on low incomes or who face disadvantage in the housing system. By the 1990s there was a Shelter organisation in each state and territory bringing together community groups such as tenant organisations, emergency housing services such as women's refuges, local government and charitable bodies. Members of National Shelter include state-based Shelter organisations, Homelessness Australia, the Community Housing Federation of Australia and the National Association of Tenant Organisations.

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Minutes of Council and Executive meetings, correspondence, submissions, conference and seminar papers, reports, newspaper cuttings, photographs of housing, staff, meetings and conferences, and printed material.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description 7 December 2012


  • English



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