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‘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

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

Social housing left high and dry in 2020 Budget

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Housing and homelessness advocates say this year’s budget was a “missed opportunity”.  Dreams of a social housing-led economy recovery have been dashed in this year’s federal budget,

‘This budget falls drastically short for Australians doing it tough’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  The social sector has expressed its disappointment over the federal budget which it says leave too many behind The Morrison government’s message to Australians was that “we have

Housing vulnerable Australians means making clear choices

Brendan Coates, Monday, 5th October 2020 -  Continuing our series exploring the role that housing can and should play within Australian society, Brendan Coates shares his thoughts on why the challenge of housing vulnerable

The uncertainty continues for people experiencing homelessness

Contributor, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  More social housing needs to be built to help stop homelessness and keep the community safe, writes George*, one of a group of people experiencing homeless who are still in temporary

Heatmaps show homelessness in Australia does not discriminate

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd August 2020 -  Homelessness groups warn more social housing is needed to cope with a surge in unemployment due to COVID  New interactive heatmaps have been released showing how widespread homelessness

How social housing investment could help save Australia’s construction industry

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  New analysis shows that a four-year social house building program could create up to 18,000 full-time jobs a year      The federal government is being urged to complement its construction

Victorian family violence victims left homeless after seeking help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Community leaders are urging the Victorian government to take action on a social housing shortfall leaving family violence victims homeless Homelessness caused by family violence

Over 3 million Australians locked into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th February 2020 -  The poverty rate in Australia is worse than in most other wealthy countries Fewer entry-level jobs, rising housing costs, and inadequate welfare rates are just some of the contributing

‘It’s a continuation of the Stolen Generation’: How the social housing system is failing vulnerable Aboriginal women and their kids

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 19th February 2020 -  Aboriginal parents in domestic violence situations are having their children removed at record numbers due to a lack of social housing, homelessness organisations say.    For the

What impact will the bushfire crisis have on homelessness?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  An expert believes the bushfires will worsen homelessness in Australia Australia’s bushfire crisis is increasing homelessness across the country and anti-poverty groups
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