ERA, as part of the The National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group, contributed to this submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia.

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“Between the summer of bushfires, in which almost 2,500 homes were lost in NSW alone, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to ensure access to housing as part of an adequate standard of living is and will continue to be an urgent imperative. The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing stated that […]

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“The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health and an economic crisis, with long-term economic impacts to the Australian population. Women, and particularly young women, are one of the hardest hit demographics due to their overrepresentation in casual work, and in the retail and hospitality sectors. Disasters such as this pandemic have been shown to […]

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The National Women’s Alliances have released this joint position paper on disaster recovery, planning and management. People with Disability Australia have also contributed expertise to the drafting of this paper. “During an emergency, everyone in a community is affected, but there is strong evidence to show that different groups of people experience disaster differently. Gender stereotypes […]

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The drivers of housing inequality are deeply gendered. We need a gender-responsive housing strategy to address the barriers women face in securing safe, affordable and appropriate housing.

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We have worked with the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) to produce this analysis of the Women’s Economic Security Statement.  As the dust settles on the inaugural Women’s Economic Security Statement (WESS), we’ve taken a closer look at the Statement, in particular the workforce participation and economic independence pillars, and what it means for […]

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