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Labour Won the Election- What Next?

Prior to the State election, the Labour party pledged the following as part of their election platform- Invest $209 million to build an additional 1,000 public housing properties over three years. Establish Victoria’s first LGBTI Homelessness Grants Program, in recognition of the fact LGBTI people are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness. For detailed information you […]

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What Are Political Parties Doing About Housing & Homelessness?

In the lead up to the Victorian State election, that’s a very good question, so staff at Victorian Council of Social Services are helping to keep us informed with their Policy Tracker . If the government’s response to any social issues will  help to determine how you vote, it’s well worth going to look at.  

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Homelessness ‘Heat Map’ from the Council to Homeless Persons

Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have released a ‘Homelessness Heat Map‘ to illustrate the numbers of people rough sleeping or living in sub-standard conditions in each electorate. The information is based on data generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CHP is promoting this for use in lobbying MP’s through their Homelessness Election Platform […]

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State Government Media Release- Robinvale Housing Strategy

Planning For Robinvale’s Growth With Housing Strategy 6th Jul 2018 The Andrews Labor Government is getting it done for Robinvale with a $50,000 grant awarded today to Swan Hill Rural City Council to develop a Robinvale Housing Strategy project. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced the funding from the Stronger Regional Communities Plan, which […]

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State Government Media Release- Public Housing Upgrade Bendigo

Better Public Housing For Bendigo 5th Jul 2018 Public housing tenants in Bendigo will benefit from $10 million in improvements to public housing estates, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to regional public housing. Minister for Housing Martin Foley today announced the upgrade to the Virginia Hill estate, which will improve public spaces and […]

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Senate Inquiry into Proposed Amendments to National Housing and Homelessness Agreement

The Senate Committee has released its report on the proposed changes to the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement, after submissions were made by a range of representatives from peak bodies across Australia, including our Victorian Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) and Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA). Concerns raised by the peak bodies broadly address the following: […]

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