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No Wash Challenge to Start Homelessness Conversation

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  Have you ever worn a favourite shirt for a couple of days in a row and felt a bit icky? Now, a charity is challenging Australians to keep their kit on for three full days in an attempt to raise

Teen Wins Locker Battle for Bunbury Homeless

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 2nd March 2019 -  A 13-year-old girl has become an unlikely hero for the homeless after winning a two-year battle with the city council in Bunbury, Western Australia to install lockers for rough-sleepers

Vulnerable People Need Greater Social Housing Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Disadvantaged Australians are struggling to settle into social housing, with research revealing 43 per cent of residents are leaving their properties within 18 months. The report

More South Australians Struggling – Health and Housing

Dr Alice Clark, Thursday, 28th February 2019 -  Dr Alice Clark, the executive director of Shelter SA, reflects on the links between housing and health, following the release of a report looking at prescription data from people

NSW Pledges to Halve Rough Sleepers by 2025

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to halve the number of people sleeping rough across the state by 2025, but homelessness advocates warn this cannot be done without

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Pushing Homelessness to the Front

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th February 2019 -  With homelessness rates rising rapidly, Kate Colvin, policy manager for Council to Homeless Persons, and spokesperson for the Everybody’s Home Campaign, is battling to make

Why Are So Many Older Australian Women Becoming Homeless?

Luke Michael, Sunday, 27th January 2019 -  Australia is witnessing a spike in older women finding themselves on the verge of homelessness. As more vulnerable women take desperate action just to find somewhere to sleep, Luke

Homelessness Services Fighting the Heat

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th January 2019 -  Extra funds for homelessness services across Adelaide have been unlocked in preparation for temperatures set to soar above 40 degrees, with services calling for a similar response

Sector Celebrates Shorten’s Historic Affordable Housing Commitment

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 -  The community sector is celebrating Labor’s election commitment of 250,000 affordable rental properties over ten years, labelling it a game changer for vulnerable Australians

Victorian Community Sector Celebrates Andrews Government Re-election

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th November 2018 -  Victorian community and advocacy groups across the board have welcomed the state election result, but say they will fight to ensure the re-elected Andrews government delivers good

The Hidden Suffering of Women Sleeping Rough Revealed

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  Australian women sleeping rough are suffering significantly higher rates of serious medical conditions like cancer, diabetes and asthma compared to male rough sleepers, according

Why do People Really Become Homeless?

Contributor, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  While the majority of the general public thinks drug addiction is the main reason for homelessness, the reality is quite different, writes Dr Julie Moschion, in this article first
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