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Aussie veterans left sleeping rough

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Australian defence veterans using homelessness services are twice as likely to be sleeping rough compared to non-veterans seeking specialist support, new data shows.

Five lessons Australia could learn from Wales on ending homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  Homelessness is on the rise in Australia, and advocates say attempts to reduce the rising numbers have been fruitless. But Wales is treating the issue a little differently, and it’s making a difference. So what could Australia learn from Wales? We

Momentum grows for national homelessness plan in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  The Morrison government needs to show leadership on homelessness by starting work on a national action plan by the end of the year, housing advocates say. 

Irish expert says housing first approach could help solve homelessness crisis

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  A housing first approach could help transform the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness but it requires strong political support to succeed, an international expert says.

Opinion

Australia’s housing crisis is everyone’s problem

Olivia Killeen, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  Unpacking this year’s Homelessness Week theme “housing ends homelessness”, Olivia Killeen, Sacred Heart Mission’s social policy officer, explains why a myriad of services and approaches are necessary to tackle the unprecedented demand for hom

Advocates say subsidies needed to grow affordable housing stock

Luke Michael, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Community housing advocates have welcomed a $45.7 million low-interest construction loan from the Commonwealth housing funder but say the government must do more to fix a persistent funding gap in low-income housing delivery.  

Opinion

Housing the new infrastructure

Robert Pradolin, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  If we aspire to be an innovative, multicultural and inclusive society, we must provide housing for all, rich or poor, writes Robert Pradolin, in this article making the case for recognising housing as key economic infrastructure.

‘I want to put a positive spin on it’: Homelessness minister’s comments cause outrage

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  A federal minister’s call to put a “positive spin” on homelessness has been slammed by community groups, who warn this is a backwards approach to tackling the crisis.

Australia’s largest homelessness centre offers new approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st July 2019 -  Victorians experiencing homelessness will have access to accommodation, health services, a tech hub, a gym and financial counselling with the opening of a $47 million support centre.

Vulnerable families forced to choose between heating and eating

Luke Michael, Friday, 7th June 2019 -  More than 80 per cent of disadvantaged families in Perth cannot afford to buy healthy food for their children, new research shows.
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