AHI Constitution and Member Code of Conduct
The AHI objects and governance are outlined in its Constitution. The makeup of the AHI's Board, the management of meetings, branches and the like are contained within the Constitution.
Our Reconciliation Statement
The housing conditions endured by many Indigenous Australians today are well below that experienced by other Australians.
The Australasian Housing Institute is therefore committed to building the Institutes Indigenous membership and working with members and their agencies to improve the skills and capacity needed by Indigenous housing workers. The Institute also wishes to assist Indigenous members to represent and advocate the interests of their Indigenous colleagues currently involved or seeking to become involved in the housing profession.
The Institute also recognises the many hardships experienced by Indigenous Australians and as a small but sincere indication of support displays the reconciliation principles on this web site as a mark of respect.
Australian Declaration Towards Reconciliation
We, the peoples of Australia, of many origins as we are, make a commitment to go on together in a sprit of reconciliation.
We value the unique status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original owners and custodians of land and waters.
We recognise this land and its waters were settled as colonies without treaty or consent
Reaffirming the human rights of all Australians, we respect and recognise continuing customary laws, beliefs and traditions.
Through understanding the spiritual relationship between land and its first peoples, we share our future and live in harmony.
Our nation must have the courage to own the truth, to heal the wounds of its past so that we can move on together at peace with ourselves.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts and minds of all Australians. Many steps have been taken, many steps remain as we learn our shared histories.
As we walk the journey of healing, one part of this nation apologises and expresses its sorrow and sincere regret for the injustices of the past so the other part accepts the apologies and forgives.
We desire a future where all Australians enjoy their rights, accept their responsibilities, and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
And so, we pledge ourselves to stop injustice, overcome disadvantage, and respect that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have the right to self determination within the life of the nation
Our hope is for a united Australia that respects this land of our: values to Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander heritage; and provides justice and equity for all.