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Women’s Centre for Health Matters would like to hear from women who have concerns about housing in the ACT. Responses will be included in the WCHM submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal’s Inquiry into Housing in October, and work on the socio-economic determinants of health. Please see the […]

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*This ERA article was included in the May Issue of Parity on Revisiting Homelessness Data*  Gender relevant and responsive housing and homelessness data has long been a source of consternation and discussion for researchers, policy-makers and advocates. The available data on homelessness services, housing stress and housing assistance goes some way to uncovering women’s housing […]

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The Productivity Commission has been conducting an inquiry into Reforms to Human Services over 2016-17, looking specifically at competition, contestability and user choice. Social housing and specialist homelessness services are being considered as part of this inquiry. ERA has made submissions throughout the process of this inquiry and joined with the Australian Women Against Violence […]

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The National Foundation of Australian Women has released the Gender Lens on the 17-18 Budget, bringing together a gendered analysis of measures in the Budget with recommendations to enhance gender awareness and responsiveness in the Budget cycle. The Australian Government Budget process does not incorporate gender responsive budgeting nor produce a Women’s Budget Statement. Without […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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