Constitution and Member Code of Conduct
The board of the ahi is our governing body, with the role of the president providing leadership and promoting cohesion, function and effectiveness of both the board and our organisation.
The ahi board of directors consists of up to 11 members elected at our yearly AGM. Two positions – president; and director, Indigenous housing – are elected by the entire membership. Other directors (Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, New Zealand and Western Australia) are elected directly by ahi members in each jurisdiction.
The president is elected from the general membership of the ahi, with the appointment announced at the AGM. The current president of the ahi is Jamie Muchall, COO at BHCL. He was appointed to the position at the ahi’s AGM in 2019.
The ahi objects and governance are outlined in our constitution, along with the make-up of the ahi board, the management of meetings, and branch committees.Want a copy of our constitution or member code of conduct? Contact us. Our Reconciliation Statement
The housing conditions endured by many Indigenous Australians today are well below that experienced by other Australians.Australian Declaration Towards Reconciliation
The ahi is committed to building our Indigenous membership and working with members and their agencies to improve the skills and capacity needed by Indigenous housing workers. We also seek to assist Indigenous members to represent and advocate the interests of their Indigenous colleagues currently involved or seeking to become involved in the housing sector.
The ahi also recognises the many hardships experienced by Indigenous Australians and as a small but sincere indication of support displays the reconciliation principles on this website as a mark of respect.
We, the peoples of Australia, of many origins as we are, make a commitment to go on together in a spirit of reconciliation.Annual Reports
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 Strait Islander heritage; and provides justice and equity for all.
Our annual reports and strategic plans are publicly available. Contact our team for a copy of our latest annual report.