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Advocates hope homelessness report marks new era of Commonwealth engagement

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th August 2021 -  Homelessness sector leaders say the federal government must urgently call a meeting of state and territory ministers to consider findings from the report 

The invisible problem of death on our streets

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  “What we’re saying is that you can’t change what you don’t measure, and we don’t measure homeless deaths in Australia.” 

Housing all Australians

Housing equality – a better future for all Australians

Mark Steinert, Monday, 2nd August 2021 -  Mark Steinert, the recently retired managing director of Australia’s largest residential developer Stockland, shares his thoughts on the role the private sector has to play in achieving housing equality and why the key to improving affordability is

Advocates call for change as social housing crisis reaches new heights

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 2nd August 2021 -  “Federal government cuts to the value of funding for social housing and homelessness have made it harder for people to get into safe and secure housing.” 

Opinion

Homelessness shouldn’t be inevitable for women and children escaping family violence

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 26th July 2021 -  With National Homelessness Week just around the corner, Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare CEO Deb Tsorbaris calls on the Australian government to invest in social housing so women and children can escape violence and avoid homelessnes

Housing all Australians

‘We need to do more to help and support those experiencing homelessness’

Sally Capp, Monday, 12th July 2021 -  Secure and affordable housing options for everyone in need is the right thing to do and is also the best investment we can make, writes Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

Homelessness does not necessarily mean rooflessness, says new study

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 7th July 2021 -  A research report commissioned by the not for profit Kids Under Cover looks at the effectiveness of its Studio Program on keeping kids off the streets. 

Older Australians being pushed to the brink of homelessness

Nikki Stefanoff, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  New data reveals the number of older Australians experiencing rent stress has increased by 11 per cent over the last year - prompting advocates to call for the government to increase CRA.

Housing all Australians

‘Active participants in the home building sector have a role to play in the solutions’

Mario Biasin, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  Mario Biasin, co-founder of Australia’s largest builder Metricon Homes, reflects on the importance of a home in giving people a sense of belonging and considers how the construction sector could contribute to alleviating housing distress.

Opinion

Reconciliation Week is everybody’s business

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 27th May 2021 -  Organisations must think beyond cultural competence as a compliance exercise and more of a moral obligation, writes Haven Home Safe CEO Andrew Cairns, reflecting on the need to make the mainstream housing and homelessness system culturally safe.
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