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Housing forum showcases fixes for a broken ecosystem

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  Housing is proving to be a hot button issue of the election, as advocates and charities come together to voice their concern about the housing crisis.

Into the rainbow

More than rainbows: Recognising IDAHOBIT day’s dark history

Nevena Spirovska, Monday, 9th May 2022 -  While IDAHOBIT day now has a celebratory mood, the journey toward it has been darker and more difficult than many realise, writes Nevena Spirovska. 

Opinion

Youth and child homelessness matters, why aren’t we doing more about it?

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Affordable housing for young Australians falling through the cracks is possible with greater federal investment, argues Deb Tsorbaris.

Opinion

Younger people in aged care is a problem: will the government keep its stated commitment?

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  Warehousing people with disability under 65 in nursing homes that are not resourced to meet their needs is a waste of human potential, argue Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin.

Hundreds answer call to defend NDIS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  “It's been so difficult historically for people with disability and families to get heard and be treated like their concerns are worthy and important enough to consider”

Raising concerns can help improve disability services for everyone

Contributor, Thursday, 28th April 2022 -  The Victorian Disability Worker Commission has launched a new campaign encouraging people to make contact, if there are concerns about a disability worker’s behaviour or quality of work.

Just seven rentals in Australia are affordable for a person on JobSeeker

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 28th April 2022 -  “Australia’s housing crisis has reached fever pitch”

Sector says raise the rate, ALP will scrap NT’s compulsory income management, calls for fairer Canberra

Contributor, Wednesday, 27th April 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

Community sector forced to carry the costs of the crisis

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 27th April 2022 -  ACOSS is calling on the next government to address the “chronic underfunding” of the community sector. 

Candidates discuss ‘crisis’ in First Nations housing

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  First Nations peoples face severe overcrowding in housing and the situation will only worsen unless a serious investment is made in social housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, advocates say.
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