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The compelling case for a future fund for social housing

Brendan Coates, Monday, 29th November 2021 -  Brendan Coates, the Grattan Institute’s program director of economic policy, explains why setting up a future fund for social housing could be the answer to fixing Australia’s ever-growing housing crisis.  

“It’s completely out of whack”: Australia’s rental system reaches new heights of unaffordable

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th November 2021 -  Low income Aussies are being completely priced out of the rental market, new research reveals 

Opinion

Talking about women’s homelessness – the gateway to wellbeing

Tracey Burton, Tuesday, 19th October 2021 -  To mark Anti-Poverty Week, Tracey Burton, chief executive officer of Uniting NSW.ACT, shares her opinions on women’s homelessness and improvements that can be made to the system to support older Australian women.

The number of Aussies with mental health issues facing homelessness has doubled in a decade

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  “If you’re struggling and unable to work it is basically impossible to afford rent on the inadequate JobSeeker payment, and people who need it can’t get into social housing.” 

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.
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