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Government Policy Failure to Blame for Rising Homelessness

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th May 2018 -  The Australian government’s failure to invest in social and affordable housing and policy failures around welfare are the key drivers behind rising homelessness in Australia,

NFP Real Estate Agency to Drive Sydney’s Affordable Housing Supply

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  A new not-for-profit real estate agency has been launched to drive investment in and supply of affordable housing in the “most difficult housing market in Australia”. HomeGround

Homelessness and the Federal Budget

Heather Holst, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  There is no sign of the housing crisis abating without serious policy intervention and leadership from the Commonwealth, including provision for more public and social housing

Homeless Agencies Reject Move to Make Camping Illegal in CBD

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th February 2017 -  Homelessness agencies have called on Melbourne City councillors to reject proposed “anti- camping” laws that the not-for-profit organisations say have failed elsewhere.…

Moving the Dial on Homelessness

Wendy Williams, Monday, 6th February 2017 -  Heather Holst is the deputy CEO and director of services and property at Launch Housing, an independent Melbourne-based community organisation which has a single mission: To end

Melbourne Homeless Ban ‘By No Means Decided’

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 23rd January 2017 -  It appears the City of Melbourne has backflipped on its proposed ban on rough sleeping in the CBD, following crisis talks with local homelessness agencies. Last Friday it was widely

Affordable, Portable Homes to be Built on Vacant Government Land

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 11th January 2017 -  In a landmark collaboration between not-for-profit organisation Launch Housing, philanthropists and the Victorian government, vacant land will provide affordable homes to

Vic Government to Deliver ‘Historic’ Homelessness Package

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 13th November 2016 -  The Victorian government will provide more than $109 million in a new housing package, described as the biggest ever response to homelessness in the state’s history. Premier Daniel…

Vic Govt Announce $120M to Boost Social Housing

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  The Victorian government has announced it will invest nearly $120 million to boost Victoria’s supply of social housing. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley

Changemaker

The Pursuit of Being Awesome

Wendy Williams, Monday, 29th August 2016 -  Iain de Jong is a Canadian based academic and social change advocate who has been described as a leader of an international movement to end homelessness. He is this week’s Changemaker.

What Should You Do If You See Someone Sleeping Rough?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Feature: People sleeping rough are the most visible form of homelessness and with the numbers increasing year on year, Pro Bono Australia News spoke to people on the ground about what

Rough Sleeping – An Issue that Needs a Collective Response

Heather Holst, Thursday, 4th August 2016 -  While policy leadership and financial investment is needed from local, state and federal governments, the corporate and philanthropic sectors also have an important role to play
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