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The stories behind the young Australians struggling with homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  “I was passed around like a hot potato,” 21-year-old Tayla says. For many university students, the task of juggling study and a part-time job is stressful.      But 21-year-old student

Our community is only as strong as those who are struggling the most

Doug Taylor, Tuesday, 17th March 2020 -  In times like these we must remember the vulnerable, especially those who are homeless, writes Doug Taylor, director of mission, communities and social impact at Uniting. COVID-19,

Victorian family violence victims left homeless after seeking help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Community leaders are urging the Victorian government to take action on a social housing shortfall leaving family violence victims homeless Homelessness caused by family violence

Pregnant women experiencing homelessness left in the lurch

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th March 2020 -  Experts say pregnancy is a key period to help vulnerable women turn their lives around Parts of Victoria’s housing and homelessness service systems are failing to prioritise the

‘It’s a continuation of the Stolen Generation’: How the social housing system is failing vulnerable Aboriginal women and their kids

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 19th February 2020 -  Aboriginal parents in domestic violence situations are having their children removed at record numbers due to a lack of social housing, homelessness organisations say.    For the

Government inquiry launches to find answers to homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Homelessness organisations are being encouraged to have their say in the inquiry A federal parliamentary inquiry seeking to understand how people become homeless and how to prevent

‘It’s our national shame’

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  Addressing domestic violence in our communities must be a national priority, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking. Domestic violence in Australia is a national

Post-fire plan to house all Australians

Robert Pradolin, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  We must harness the collective goodwill that has been demonstrated after the bushfires as part of a longer-term and economically-based strategy to house all Australians, writes

Same same, but different – 2019 in review

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  As the sun sets on 2019 – and this decade comes to an end – Luke Michael looks back at how the year unfolded for the social sector  If 2018 was a year of political chaos and upheaval, then

Australia’s welfare system failing to protect vulnerable people

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th December 2019 -  New research says low welfare payments are driving people into poverty and homelessness Australia’s social security system is increasing, rather than decreasing, the risk of homelessness

The woman fighting to end homelessness globally

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th November 2019 -  In the years Dr Nonie Brennan led American NFP, All Chicago, the city of Chicago saw a 25 per cent reduction in homelessness. Now Brennan has come to Adelaide to help the South Australian

People experiencing homelessness struggling to navigate the NDIS

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  The Victorian Homelessness Conference discussed the intersection between the NDIS, homelessness, and mental health A different approach is needed to get more people experiencing
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