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Why waiting lists don’t tell the full story on social housing demand

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Demand for social housing in Australia could be more than 300 per cent higher than waiting lists suggest, according to new research. A report from Compass Housing Services used census

‘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.   The new minister

Rental Affordability Hits Crisis Point in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th November 2018 -  Single mothers are paying up to 70 per cent of their income on rent, with new research showing rental affordability is at crisis levels for low-income families in Australia. The latest

Government Would Save $1.6 Billion by Boosting Social Housing Construction to Post-war Levels, Says Report

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th November 2018 -  Australia needs a tenfold increase in social housing construction to combat a shortfall of almost half a million properties left by 25 years of inadequate investment, a new report

Federal Government Urged to Address Affordable Housing Gap

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  The federal government is being urged to address a critical looming gap in affordable housing that advocates say threatens to push thousands into homelessness. The National Rental

Remote Indigenous Housing Under Threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  The Turnbull government has been urged to renew its investment in remote Indigenous housing, with the completion of the National Partnership on Remote Housing leaving several states

Housing and Homelessness ‘Forgotten and Abandoned’ in Budget

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  Housing and homelessness issues were “forgotten and abandoned” in this year’s federal budget, according to advocates in the social sector.   Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget

Changemaker

A Vision for Improved Housing Affordability in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 7th May 2018 -  Adrian Pisarski is the executive officer of National Shelter and has almost 40 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. He is this week’s Changemaker. Pisarski has worked

New Housing Report Calls for Consideration of Australia’s Migrant Intake

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th March 2018 -  A new Grattan Institute report has recommended the government “consider reducing Australia’s current migrant intake” to improve housing affordability, but a peak housing body

Podcast: Housing the Homeless – The Cause

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 -  Homelessness is not a choice. But for many it is a reality. On any given night one in 200 people in Australia are homeless. And the problem is getting worse. In the last few years the number

Organisations Unite to Save Vital Homelessness Services

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Hundreds of welfare organisations have united to call on the prime minister to avert a “human, economic and policy disaster” by saving key homelessness programs which are being threatened

Calls for Housing as Rental Affordability Crisis Pushes People into Homelessness

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th November 2016 -  The Victorian peak body for homelessness has called for the creation of 10,000 homes specifically catering for single people on low incomes, as the latest Rental Affordability Index
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