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The following article appeared in the May 2018 edition of Parity: Rough Sleeping Revisited by Nicholas Pleace, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York Professor Pleace will be a keynote speaker at the AHURI National Homelessness Conference, which will be  held in Melbourne on 6-7 August. The full article can […]

Rough Sleeping in England: Short-Term Solutions to a Long-term Problem



Following a week of grieving and anger at the senseless death of yet another woman, a vigil of a different kind was held on Wednesday 20th June. On the eve of the longest night of the year, around 200 people gathered in St Kilda to remember the hundreds of people […]

Counting homeless deaths: remembering those who died while homeless




The Victorian State Budget 2018-19 was released today and included a suite of investments that will improve life outcomes and opportunities for vulnerable Victorians. We’ve been busy combing through the Budget papers to see what additional funding has been committed to homelessness and housing initiatives. We’ve created this matrix which compares what CHP asked […]

CHP State Budget Analysis: Some welcome initiatives but no housing


by Rhianon Vichta and Katie Hail-Jares, Brisbane Youth Service. (The following article originally appeared in the November 2017 edition of Parity magazine. Subscribe to Parity here)  Couch surfing is usually the start to the slippery slope of youth homelessness’ 1 Recent surveys of young Australians show more young people couch surfing than ever […]

We are not all the same: Exploring Difference in Young ...



Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is a national campaign that aims to influence youth homelessness policy. This year it will be held on Wednesday 18 April. We have created a set of infographics and fact sheets with the most recent data which can be downloaded here. When we talk about ‘youth’ […]

It’s not just an extended sleepover with friends – the ...


by Tillie Prowse, CEO, Patricia Giles Centre (The following article originally appeared in the March 2018 edition of Parity magazine. Read the article in 3D Issue here or subscribe to Parity)  Imagine a future where the passive acceptance of family and domestic violence (FDV) has been replaced by conscious activism. Where legislation, social and economic policy, and […]

The Future of Women’s Refuges: A Vision for the Future, ...



by Laura Watson, Brisbane Youth Service. (The following article originally appeared in the November 2017 edition of Parity magazine. Read the article in 3D Issue here or subscribe to Parity)  Is there ever truly an ethical way of presenting someone’s suffering and misfortunes? When speaking for others, sharing and ‘benefiting’ from […]

The Ethical Dimension of Fundraising in the Homelessness Sector


Homelessness is a deeply gendered issue. it surprises people to know that the person most likely to walk into a homelessness service is a woman aged 24-34, most likely with a child in tow.  Last financial year, more than 60% of Victorians needing homeless help were female. That’s 3-in-5 clients.  […]

IWD 2018: Homelessness is a women’s issue