Wednesday May 22 2013
Quick Facts about AHL
- In 2010-11, AHL provided approximately 487,000 nights of accommodation to Indigenous Australians.
- AHL directly operates 54 hostels, one Visitor Park (150 person capacity) around Australia. AHL also provides some financial assistance to other non-government organisations to operate a further 47 hostels.
- AHL hostels provide (in most cases) three meals a day – that’s approximately 1,500,000 meals per year. In a typical day, some 1,475 individuals stay with us.
- Many of our guests are families – we have a range of accommodation from singles, doubles and family rooms (which vary according to location).
- AHL employs over 500 people – and in 2010-11, 77 per cent of these were themselves Indigenous Australians.
- AHL has clear policies that:
- require children to attend school whenever possible
- prohibit use of alcohol and illicit drugs
- insist on courtesy and respectful behaviour
- ensure fees are affordable and fair; and
- ensure our hostels and houses are welcoming and home-like.
- The AHL Directors are appointed for their sound understanding of the needs of Indigenous Australians and for their commitment to make a difference in the lives of people.
- AHL has eight regional offices around the country and a central office based in Canberra.
- AHL staff are all Australian Public Servants and bound by the Code of Conduct and Public Service Act 1999.