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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

Philanthropic partnerships vital for businesses

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd February 2020 -  New business-NFP partnership to help vulnerable families gain secure housing Businesses are being encouraged to actively help the communities they operate in by partnering with

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

Aussies suffering from rental stress and struggling to find social housing

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th January 2020 -  The Productivity Commission found many people were experiencing chronic housing stress   More than four in 10 low-income renters in Australia are struggling to pay their rent despite

The National Rental Affordability Scheme: In defence of a worthy program

Adrian Pisarski, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 -  Adrian Pisarski, executive officer of National Shelter, rebutts a recent blog by the Grattan Institute criticising the National Rental Affordability Scheme and sets the record

Commonwealth wipes Tasmania’s housing debt

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th September 2019 -  Tasmania is set to redirect $230 million into improving the supply of housing and reducing homelessness after the Morrison government waived the state’s housing-related Commonwealth

Australia’s housing crisis is everyone’s problem

Olivia Killeen, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  Unpacking this year’s Homelessness Week theme “housing ends homelessness”, Olivia Killeen, Sacred Heart Mission’s social policy officer, explains why a myriad of services and

Housing the new infrastructure

Robert Pradolin, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  If we aspire to be an innovative, multicultural and inclusive society, we must provide housing for all, rich or poor, writes Robert Pradolin, in this article making the case for recognising

Homelessness campaign holds out hope on social housing policies

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th May 2019 -  Candidates are being cautioned not to underestimate the power of voters experiencing rental stress, following the launch of the first home-loan deposit scheme, which advocates

What is the one thing you would tell the would-be prime minister?

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  Staff at Sacred Heart Mission share their thoughts on what the incoming government needs to know about homelessness. Homelessness has reached crisis point in Australia. One in 200

A letter to our would-be prime ministers

Chris Middendorp, Wednesday, 10th April 2019 -  Whoever wins the next election, the time has come to take action against the dire shortage of affordable housing in this nation, writes Chris Middendorp, manager Sacred Heart Central.

What the social economy wants from the federal budget

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  The expected theme behind Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget, to be handed down on Tuesday, is a stronger economy and a secure future. But what does that mean for the social sector?
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