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Australia’s rental affordability crisis remains despite COVID welfare boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  The latest Rental Affordability Index reveals the temporary welfare increase has brought little relief for low-income households      While the JobSeeker coronavirus supplement

‘It’s a game changer’: Community sector celebrates historic housing pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Community leaders say the sector’s advocacy efforts were vital to securing the multi-billion dollar announcement    The Victorian government will deliver more than 12,000 new

Federal government urged to boost social housing investment

Luke Michael, Monday, 31st August 2020 -  Advocates say investing in this area would help rebuild Australia as it recovers from the economic impacts of the pandemic  National housing and homelessness peak bodies have issued

Why a post-COVID housing investment ‘makes perfect sense’ for governments

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th May 2020 -  Labor wants to ensure affordable housing is available for the nation’s frontline workers Housing advocates have backed calls from the ALP to create a National Housing Stimulus

Renting on Newstart? Think again

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  The latest Rental Affordability Index finds renting is particularly dire for Newstart recipients and pensioners  Newstart recipients cannot afford to rent in any Australian capital

Low-income Aussies can’t afford to invest in energy efficiency

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd November 2019 -  Charities say low-income renters need help paying their energy bills A coalition of community groups is urging the nation’s energy ministers to help low-income renters invest in

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

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
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