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Orange Sky lights up the stage at FIA Conference

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 6th June 2022 -  Founded by two Brisbane boys fresh out of high school, Orange Sky is about more than just washing: it’s about the power of human connection. When Lucas Patchett and Laura Stokes from

How do you solve a problem like homelessness?

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 23rd May 2022 -  If the lessons learned from overseas are anything to go by, the solution is simple: give people homes, first. While politicians spruik policies aimed at first-home buyers or retirees,

Rice ready to work with the sector

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 16th May 2022 -  The new Greens spokesperson for the charity sector, Senator Janet Rice, is looking forward to pushing the incoming government on the issues of importance to our sector. At last week’s

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 faced by thousands of Australians

Election 2022: what have the major parties promised?

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 4th May 2022 -  We take a look at the announcements made so far on the issues of relevance to our sector. We’ve passed the halfway point of this campaign and we’re just a few short weeks away from the federal

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. It’s difficult to imagine, but on the night

Cross-sector partnerships ‘make room’ for everyone

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 2nd May 2022 -  “It’s really just a question of finding a common purpose and common project like this one and then joining forces” They say many hands make light work, and that’s certainly the

First homeowners win big, but renters left behind

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  “This budget is beyond disappointing… it completely abandons the hundreds of thousands of renters across the country in financial stress.”    Support for medium and low-income

Federal government wipes hands clean of setting strategy to end homelessness, but states pick up the pieces

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 -  A number of state government initiatives have been announced to support an end to homelessness  Housing advocates have labelled the federal government’s refusal to develop a national

Putting homelessness on the map

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 7th February 2022 -  “We are hopeful that the findings will serve as a call to action for decision-makers, and a reminder that ending homelessness isn’t just necessary, but possible.” Experts say there

“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
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