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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

New York homelessness NFP wins $100M MacArthur Grant

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 14th April 2021 -  Community Solutions will use the $100 million grant to implement and scale Built for Zero, its data-driven public health approach to ending homelessness. An organisation working

A big problem requires even bigger solutions

Fiona Patten, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  When it comes to homelessness, government should prioritise implementing diverse, forward-thinking early intervention strategies, writes MP Fiona Patten reflecting on the

Landmark Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report: What’s in it for young people?

David Mackenzie, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  The Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report was submitted to Parliament with over 50 recommendations. Associate Professor David Mackenzie and Dr Tammy Hand, who head up the
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