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Federal Government Urged to Address Affordable Housing Gap

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -  The federal government is being urged to address a critical looming gap in affordable housing that advocates say threatens to push thousands into homelessness. The National Rental

More than 80,000 Victorians on Social Housing Waiting List

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th June 2018 -  A parliamentary inquiry has revealed that more than 80,000 Victorians are on the social housing waiting list, with debate raging over the best way to alleviate the crisis. A parliamentary

Welfare to Be Docked up to 15 Per Cent to Pay Unpaid Court Fines

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st June 2018 -  The federal government plans to deduct up to 15 per cent of welfare payments for recipients with unpaid courts fines, in order to help people “stay out of jail”. The government

Public Perception of Homelessness Doesn’t Reflect Reality

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  The public’s perception of homelessness does not reflect the diverse reality of homelessness in Australia, according to a new report. Wesley Mission released a perceptions of

Growing Number of Victorians ‘Evicted into Homelessness’

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  The number of Victorians “evicted into homelessness” has more than doubled in the past five years, leading the state’s peak homelessness body to call for the creation of more

Ignoring Social Housing is a Recipe for Failure Expert Warns

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th September 2017 -  Throwing money at crisis responses to homelessness while ignoring social housing is a recipe for failure, an Irish expert on homelessness has warned Australia. Professor Eoin O’Sullivan,

Podcast: Housing the Homeless – The Cause

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 -  Homelessness is not a choice. But for many it is a reality. On any given night one in 200 people in Australia are homeless. And the problem is getting worse. In the last few years the number

Almost 40,000 School Children Sought Homelessness Help Last Year

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The number of Australian school children seeking help from homelessness services has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past three years, according to new data analysis.

‘Homeless Ban’ in Australia Cause for UN Concern

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  Proposed amendments to a local law in Melbourne targeting homeless people living on the streets has triggered international human rights concern and questions also being asked…

Two in Three People Seeking Homelessness Help are Women

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  Almost two in three people seeking homelessness support in Victoria are female, new analysis has revealed, “shattering community perceptions” of the issue. The state’s

Organisations Unite to Save Vital Homelessness Services

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Hundreds of welfare organisations have united to call on the prime minister to avert a “human, economic and policy disaster” by saving key homelessness programs which are being

Homelessness Tackled ‘Head On’ With 30,000 New Homes in Vic Strategy

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  The body tasked with creating Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy has recommended 30,000 new affordable homes be created and has put social housing as one of the state’s
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