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Almost 40,000 School Children Sought Homelessness Help Last Year

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The number of Australian school children seeking help from homelessness services has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past three years, according to new data analysis.

‘Homeless Ban’ in Australia Cause for UN Concern

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  Proposed amendments to a local law in Melbourne targeting homeless people living on the streets has triggered international human rights concern and questions also being asked…

Two in Three People Seeking Homelessness Help are Women

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  Almost two in three people seeking homelessness support in Victoria are female, new analysis has revealed, “shattering community perceptions” of the issue. The state’s peak body

‘Zero-Day’ Rental Eviction Proposal Will Increase Homelessness

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 -  Homelessness in Victoria will be exacerbated if proposed new laws to make it faster and easier to evict tenants from private rentals are passed, the state’s peak homelessness body

Renters Face Insecurity, Poor Quality Housing, and Discrimination – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th February 2017 -  Consumer group CHOICE, the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations and homeless organisation National Shelter have called on governments to prioritise rental security…

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. In a…

NFPs Slam Proposal to Make Rough Sleeping Illegal in Melbourne

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 20th January 2017 -  A group of not-for-profit organisations have said they are “dismayed” at reports that sleeping rough in Melbourne could be made illegal. Earlier on Friday Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

Rooming House Tenants Pay High Price for Living in Poverty

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 12th October 2016 -  A six-month snapshot of Melbourne rooming houses has revealed a significant ongoing problem of illegal properties, exorbitant rents and poor conditions in accommodation run by…

Homelessness Tackled ‘Head On’ With 30,000 New Homes in Vic Strategy

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  The body tasked with creating Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy has recommended 30,000 new affordable homes be created and has put social housing as one of the state’s

Single Working Women Locked Out of Rental Market

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 4th October 2016 -  Single working women are being locked out of Melbourne’s rental market, with only 25 per cent of suburbs affordable today, compared to 50 per cent a decade ago. New data analysis from

No Action on Homelessness Costs $19M a Year in Victoria

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 25th August 2016 -  Not addressing rough sleeping is costing Victorian taxpayers $19.2 million annually because of the additional burden placed on emergency, health and justice systems, according

NFPs Warn of Youth Employment ‘Social Disaster’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th July 2014 -  A coalition of community services and welfare organisations are warning of a ‘social disaster’ unless State and Federal Governments take action to keep young people…
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