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“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  Rental stress is once again on the rise, with new analysis finding that housing affordability

Hop on board the buses supporting rough sleepers

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 14th October 2021 -  “Driving for Change will give the most vulnerable people the opportunity to access crucial services which can guide and support them in changing their lives long term” A global coffee

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.”  The

Eco-friendly blankets to help people sleeping rough stay warm this winter

Luke Michael, Thursday, 5th August 2021 -  The waterproof blankets are each made from 54 recycled bottles     A family-owned Brisbane business is donating 1,500 lightweight blankets made of recycled plastic bottles to

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

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.”  While government spending

‘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. This is the

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.  A program building relocatable

Theatre as a vehicle for social impact

Julia McNamara, Wednesday, 30th June 2021 -  The ability of theatre to connect across sectors, priority areas and audiences to create a shared experience allows a unique opportunity for social impact, writes Julia McNamara,

‘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

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

Homelessness services welcome pre-budget funding commitment

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th May 2021 -  The federal government is continuing $56.7 million in funding that was at risk of being scrapped  Homelessness groups are breathing a sigh of relief after the Morrison government
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