The Victorian Government have released a list of achievements from year one of their ‘Gender Equality Strategy‘ and it indicates that a great deal of work has been done to cross the social and cultural divide in shifting community attitudes about women.
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The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has released two brief papers examining the changes in characteristics that make up the community of Australian people experiencing homelessness by comparing census data from the 2011 and 2016. How has homelessness changed between 2011-2016? Where has homelessness increased in Australia?
The Community Housing Industry Association of Victoria (CHIA Vic) has compiled a brief on working with VCAT. If you have any contact with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in your role, this is recommended reading!
Brave New World of Community Housing CHIA Vic’s 2018 conference will shine a light on the Brave New World that is dawning for Community Housing on 19 April at the Melbourne Conference and Convention Centre The community housing industry is playing an increasingly vital role in tackling Australia’s growing housing affordability crisis at a time […]
The issue of being able to provide input into campaigns isn’t discussed very often and it’s more or less assumed that it’s ok for community sector workers to participate in this form of advocacy. However, it’s reasonable if as a worker, you’re hesitant to get involved because you’re unsure about your right to express your […]
New Census data revealing a 13.6% increase in homelessness demonstrates just how far Australia has to go to solve this devastating issue. “This is a wake up call to all Australians,” VCOSS CEO Emma King said. “A bipartisan, coordinated, compassionate and sustained multi-prong response is desperately needed.” In Victoria the data shows an 11.2% increase […]
This inquiry in to increasing affordable housing supply, ‘Paying for Affordable Housing in Different Market Contexts’ analyses six recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact to produce affordable housing. The findings indicate that affordable housing project outcomes in these instances were driven by funding opportunities, rather than […]
A new report from the Grattan Institute, ‘Housing Affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream’ discusses the changing landscape of private home ownership in Australia and the impact lack of affordable housing has on the wider housing market.
Delivering a good life for all Victorians, regardless of their background or individual circumstances, must be on the agenda for the 2018 State Election, and beyond. Held ‘under the spire’ at the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne, the VCOSS Summit will bring together leaders, strategic thinkers and workers in the community sector, government, business, and the […]
The ‘Free from Violence’ First Action Plan, forming part of the Prevention of Violence Against Women national initiative has been released and includes Community Partnership Grants open in March for community groups to trial and evaluate new approaches to violence prevention.