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Why waiting lists don’t tell the full story on social housing demand

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Demand for social housing in Australia could be more than 300 per cent higher than waiting lists suggest, according to new research. A report from Compass Housing Services used census

‘I want to put a positive spin on it’: Homelessness minister’s comments cause outrage

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  A federal minister’s call to put a “positive spin” on homelessness has been slammed by community groups, who warn this is a backwards approach to tackling the crisis.   The new minister

Sector slams ‘haphazard’ approach to budget lock-up

Luke Michael, Friday, 29th March 2019 -  Community groups say they will not be silenced by the federal government despite a move from Treasury to reduce the sector’s presence in this year’s budget lock-up.   Social sector

Sector Slams Social Housing Spending at All Levels of Government

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  Victoria spends less than any other state in Australia on social housing, new research shows, with the community housing sector labelling the figures a “damning insight” into years

Single-Parent Households Suffering Rental Stress

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 6th December 2018 -  The latest Rental Affordability Index paints a bleak picture for single parents who are renting, writes Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns. Parenting can be tough at the

Australians With Disability Twice as Likely to be Evicted Without Cause

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 -  People with disability who rent are almost twice as likely to experience a “no-grounds” eviction compared with other Australians, new research shows.    A report by Choice, National

Remote Indigenous Housing Under Threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  The Turnbull government has been urged to renew its investment in remote Indigenous housing, with the completion of the National Partnership on Remote Housing leaving several states

Housing and Homelessness ‘Forgotten and Abandoned’ in Budget

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  Housing and homelessness issues were “forgotten and abandoned” in this year’s federal budget, according to advocates in the social sector.   Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget

Changemaker

A Vision for Improved Housing Affordability in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 7th May 2018 -  Adrian Pisarski is the executive officer of National Shelter and has almost 40 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. He is this week’s Changemaker. Pisarski has worked

Social Sector Calls for Action as Homelessness Rises by 14 Per Cent

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  The social sector has called for action in wake of new census data, which revealed that homelessness in Australia has risen by almost 14 per cent in five years. The Australian Bureau

New Housing Report Calls for Consideration of Australia’s Migrant Intake

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th March 2018 -  A new Grattan Institute report has recommended the government “consider reducing Australia’s current migrant intake” to improve housing affordability, but a peak housing body

NFP Six-Point National Housing Affordability Plan

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  Peak bodies ACOSS and National Shelter have urged the federal government not to shirk its responsibility to address the housing affordability crisis in the federal budget –  releasing…
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