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Housing and homelessness

New Productivity Commission data prompts calls for more housing investment

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Homelessness groups warn that Australia’s housing system remains in urgent need of repair   

‘It’s just horrible’: Community sector dismayed by homeless ‘tent cities’ in WA

Luke Michael, Friday, 15th January 2021 -  “Western Australia is a really wealthy state and we have people living in tents. It's just extraordinary. It's so wrong.”    

Fall in rents not enough to address housing affordability crisis

Bruce Argyle, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  It’s clear from the Rental Affordability Index that JobSeeker recipients are suffering rental stress despite falling rents and an increase in the JobSeeker payment. 

‘The worst is yet to come’: Growing number of Indigenous women seeking homelessness support

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  New data shows the rate of Aboriginal Victorians seeking homelessness support is growing twice as fast as the rate for non-Indigenous people                

Housing all Australians

The time is right for the public and private sector to come together to solve homelessness

Cameron Harvey, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  The pandemic has shown us that we can move quickly to house the homeless when it is prioritised as a community concern, writes Cameron Harvey, as part of a series exploring the role that housing can and should play within Australian society.

Australia’s rental affordability crisis remains despite COVID welfare boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  The latest Rental Affordability Index reveals the temporary welfare increase has brought little relief for low-income households     

Homelessness eradication program to grow in Australia

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  The program has seen 13 communities across North America end homelessness   

‘It’s a game changer’: Community sector celebrates historic housing pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Community leaders say the sector’s advocacy efforts were vital to securing the multi-billion dollar announcement   

Housing all Australians

Investing in housing is an opportunity to set people up for success

Mark Feenane, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  Mark Feenane, executive officer of the Victorian Public Tenants Association, shares his thoughts on why housing all Australians is an economic imperative, as part of a series exploring the role that housing can and should play within Australian so

Budget

Social housing left high and dry in 2020 Budget

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Housing and homelessness advocates say this year’s budget was a “missed opportunity”. 
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