ERA’s Helen Dalley-Fisher joined the ACOSS community sector Budget response press conference on 10 May 2017 and was featured on SBS. Watch here.
*Sincere thanks to Terese Edwards from the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children for assistance in putting this together* The 2017/18 budget is a mixed bag for women. There are a number of measures that are welcome such as the move to ban direct cross-examination of survivors of violence by perpetrators in family […]
Budget 2014 represents another missed opportunity to address Australia’s chronic housing affordability problem. Older, single women face the biggest housing challenges in our community. Now is not the time to drop the ball on housing. We desperately need leadership and intervention from the federal government…
Justice Connect Homeless Law has recently released the report Keeping Women and Children Housed: Two Years, Ten Client Stories and Ten Calls for Change. The report is based on the work of Justice Connect’s Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project (WHPP), which has supported 102 women with 157 children who were either experiencing homelessness or on the brink of it. Informed […]
22 October 2015 by Hannah Gissane and Alison McDonald When women won the right to own property it was not envisaged that this would be conditional on safety. Domestic violence is one of the leading drivers of homelessness in Australia. Today, too many women are forced to surrender their right to housing and are displaced […]
25 November 2016 by Hannah Gissane Domestic violence has long been a leading driver of homelessness in Australia. When women won the right to own property, it was never envisaged that this right would be conditional on safety. Today, too many women are forced to surrender their housing rights in order to be free from […]
10 December 2015 by Hannah Gissane Today is Human Rights Day. This year the UN is devoting the day to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It is salient to […]
Feb 19, 2016 By Melissa Archer Retirement can seem a pretty abstract idea to a young woman in the workforce. I have to admit that until recently I’ve been rather optimistic about my “older” years, naively presuming I will live in my own home, using my hard-earned superannuation to fund a comfortable life. Living in poverty […]
ERA is deeply concerned by the December DSS Housing and Homelessness funding decision which has resulted in the defunding of the three peak housing and homelessness bodies…
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