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'We want to give them a future': Minister's ambition to end homelessness

'We want to give them a future': Minister's ambition to end homelessness

It’s an issue that just never seems to go away, but the minister is “absolutely” confident homelessness could one day be a thing of the past.

  • by Kate Hedley

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State throws weight behind 10-year strategy to end homelessness
Social services

State throws weight behind 10-year strategy to end homelessness

Conversation leaps from ‘managing’ to ‘ending’ homelessness as the state pledges support for a community-led plan to house everyone in WA in a decade.

  • by Emma Young
ACT government urged to create a new trust to fund affordable housing
Canberra

ACT government urged to create a new trust to fund affordable housing

ACT Shelter has urged the ACT government to create a new public trust to fund more social and public housing across the city.

  • by Daniel Burdon
How the ACT Greens' motion for land tax exemption may come to nought
Analysis
Affordable housing

How the ACT Greens' motion for land tax exemption may come to nought

It's a proposal that has been put by numerous affordable housing advocates, the Canberra YWCA branch and various social services groups in the city.

  • by Daniel Burdon
'Sex-for-rent' adverts give vulnerable homeless women a stark choice
Affordable housing

'Sex-for-rent' adverts give vulnerable homeless women a stark choice

It's called 'survival sex' - at-risk women being pressured into trading 'naughty favours' for a place to live - and experts say it's increasingly common.

  • by Miki Perkins
What nobody tells you about living in a tiny house
ACT residential property

What nobody tells you about living in a tiny house

We visit Giralang's tiniest home to find out everything you never realised you didn't know about these increasingly popular houses.

  • by Serena Coady
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ANU students sleep by Chancellery as homelessness looms over O-week
Affordable housing

ANU students sleep by Chancellery as homelessness looms over O-week

The university revealed it will guarantee a bed to first year postgraduates from 2021, but students say intervention is needed to stop homelessness right now.

  • by Sherryn Groch
New firm to maintain ACT public housing stock, after audit
Canberra

New firm to maintain ACT public housing stock, after audit

The contract is the territory government's single largest ongoing contract, worth some $48 million.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Government hands over Chapman land for disability house
Affordable housing

Government hands over Chapman land for disability house

The ACT government will give part of a block reserved for public housing to a disability support group.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Cladding loans to be offered to thousands of apartment owners
Affordable housing

Cladding loans to be offered to thousands of apartment owners

New state scheme to enable owners to pay for building repairs via their rates.

  • by Clay Lucas
Neighbours' lives turned upside down by Airbnb and other 'disruptors'
Affordable housing

Neighbours' lives turned upside down by Airbnb and other 'disruptors'

Airbnb and other platforms must be better regulated, say residents who live near party houses.

  • by Clay Lucas