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Parity Magazine- Call for Contributions

This edition will examine the factors that lead to enforcement-based responses to homelessness, the impact of criminalisation on people experiencing homelessness and constructive responses to reduce and prevent the criminalisation of homelessness. The deadline for contributions is Friday 7 June 2019.  Read the June Call for Contributions

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Rooming Houses – Legislation update

From Wednesday 3 April 2019, rooming house operators can apply to the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria to stop the public from seeing their property’s address on the Rooming houses public register. The Director will only restrict public access to the address when there are exceptional circumstances. This may include suppressing the address of a […]

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National Disability Agreement- Review and report findings

The Australian Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement findings have been released and include the suggestion that  ‘Improving the wellbeing of people with disability and carers across the nation requires a collaborative response from all levels of government, extending well beyond the NDIS to many other service systems, such as housing, transport, health, […]

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Who stays and who leaves community housing, and why?

On 28 February  Unison Housing Research Lab  will launch its latest research report which provides insights into the occupancy patterns of around 1,000 community housing tenants to try to answer ‘Who stays and who leaves community housing, and why?’ This is a not-to-be-missed event for tenancy support workers, housing workers, mental health workers and people who work […]

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New AHURI Report Released- ‘Social housing as infrastructure:an investment pathway’

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) have just released Social housing as infrastructure:an investment pathway. The report suggests that Victoria needs to increase its social housing stock significantly and provides a detailed examination of the issues related to funding this type of infrastructure.

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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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