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‘Active participants in the home building sector have a role to play in the solutions’

Mario Biasin, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  Mario Biasin, co-founder of Australia’s largest builder Metricon Homes, reflects on the importance of a home in giving people a sense of belonging and considers how the construction

$400M to deliver social and affordable housing across Melbourne

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 17th May 2021 -  Victorians will soon have a range of new housing options delivered via a ground-breaking partnership approach to social and affordable housing  The National Housing Finance and

A big problem requires even bigger solutions

Fiona Patten, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  When it comes to homelessness, government should prioritise implementing diverse, forward-thinking early intervention strategies, writes MP Fiona Patten reflecting on the

At least 2.6 million people face poverty when COVID payments end and rental stress soars

Contributor, Wednesday, 24th March 2021 -  JobKeeper and the COVID supplement to JobSeeker benefits will be gone in a week. The combined effect will be to halve some recipients’ incomes and the rent they can afford, write…

How do we solve a problem like rough sleeping?

Jenny Begent, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  If we are to tackle the current housing and health inequalities then we need to assess and meet the needs of people sleeping rough in new and imaginative ways, writes Jenny Begent, head

Investing in social housing, in the era of working from home

Peter Colacino, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  Peter Colacino shares his thoughts on why the objective around housing all Australians, and in particular investing in social housing in the era of working from home, should be

‘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
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