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A welcome investment in the care economy… but many left behind

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  After years of austerity, a pandemic and a recession, the 2021 federal budget has provided much-welcomed, and much-needed, investment in the care economy. But advocates warn many

Only accessible housing will meet the needs of an ageing population

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 28th April 2021 -  This Friday, Australia’s Building Ministers will choose whether accessibility standards will be voluntary or mandatory in the 2022 National Construction Code. Di Winkler and

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

Specialist disability accommodation – Pipeline of supply

Di Winkler, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  People with high or complex disability support needs have traditionally had extremely limited options when it comes to finding somewhere to live. The growing specialist disability

Fall in rents not enough to address housing affordability crisis

Bruce Argyle, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  It’s clear from the Rental Affordability Index that JobSeeker recipients are suffering rental stress despite falling rents and an increase in the JobSeeker payment.  Around the

‘The worst is yet to come’: Growing number of Indigenous women seeking homelessness support

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  New data shows the rate of Aboriginal Victorians seeking homelessness support is growing twice as fast as the rate for non-Indigenous people                 Family violence services

State budgets, a social housing construction blitz, and 16 days to end gender-based violence

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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ACOSS pays tribute to the determination of all who campaigned and challenged their unlawful debts via

Investing in housing is an opportunity to set people up for success

Mark Feenane, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  Mark Feenane, executive officer of the Victorian Public Tenants Association, shares his thoughts on why housing all Australians is an economic imperative, as part of a series

What the social sector will be looking for on budget night

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th October 2020 -  We speak to experts across the sector about what they are hoping to see  It’s being hailed as one of the most important federal budgets in 75 years. A far cry from the surplus budget a year

Housing for all makes ‘good business sense’

Peter Mares, Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 -  In the second in a series exploring the role that housing can and should play within Australian society, Peter Mares shares his thoughts on why the objective around housing all Australians

Housing all Australians – a new paradigm

Robert Pradolin, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  In a new 12-part series, Rob Pradolin attempts to explore the role that housing can and should play within Australian society and why it is important to our economy that we house all

How an innovative, evidence-based initiative in Melbourne reduced long-term homelessness

Paul Flatau, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  Phase two of Sacred Heart Mission’s Journey to Social Inclusion program, which supports those experiencing long-term, chronic homelessness to exit homelessness rather than simply
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