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Adelaide Zero Project makes great strides in bid to end street homelessness

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  The project involves over 40 organisations from across the public, private, community and university sectors      

Housing all Australians

A big problem requires even bigger solutions

Fiona Patten, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  When it comes to homelessness, government should prioritise implementing diverse, forward-thinking early intervention strategies, writes MP Fiona Patten reflecting on the recommendations made in Victoria’s Homelessness Inquiry. 

Opinion

At least 2.6 million people face poverty when COVID payments end and rental stress soars

Contributor, Wednesday, 24th March 2021 -  JobKeeper and the COVID supplement to JobSeeker benefits will be gone in a week. The combined effect will be to halve some recipients' incomes and the rent they can afford, write Simone Casey and Liss Ralston.

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Landmark Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report: What’s in it for young people?

David Mackenzie, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  The Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report was submitted to Parliament with over 50 recommendations. Associate Professor David Mackenzie and Dr Tammy Hand, who head up the Upstream Project and are co-creators of the COSS model, highlight their ke

Housing all Australians

How do we solve a problem like rough sleeping?

Jenny Begent, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  If we are to tackle the current housing and health inequalities then we need to assess and meet the needs of people sleeping rough in new and imaginative ways, writes Jenny Begent, head of social mission for the Salvation Army.

Opinion

Time to future proof Australian housing

Di Winkler, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  Only a mandatory approach to accessibility standards will future-proof Australia’s housing for coming generations, and cater to the demands of an ageing population, write Dr Di Winkler and Dr Peter Mulherin outlining the Building Better Homes Campa

Australian government criticised for ‘hands off’ approach to pandemic policymaking

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th February 2021 -  Researchers say Australia’s COVID-19 housing and homelessness response lacks the multi-level coordination of other nations                  

Community groups urge WA government to unlock the state’s housing potential

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th February 2021 -  A new campaign is calling for a $4 billion package to create 18,000 new social and affordable rental homes in Western Australia 

Rough sleepers left behind during WA’s emergency lockdown

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 -  Homelessness groups are urging the government to look towards longer-term housing solutions 

Housing all Australians

Investing in social housing, in the era of working from home

Peter Colacino, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  Peter Colacino shares his thoughts on why the objective around housing all Australians, and in particular investing in social housing in the era of working from home, should be considered an economic imperative for Australia. 
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