July 2017 edition: Poverty and Homelessness; The Elephant in the Room

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Contents for Parity July Edition


Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Chapter 1: Framing Poverty and Homelessness

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Infographics

Class, the Housing Crisis and the Starting Point for Reform

Keith Jacobs, University of Tasmania

Poverty and the Need for Affordable Housing: Additional considerations of how the role(s) of housing are interpreted and the influence of stigma and housing politics

Daniel Kuzmanovski, University of South Australia

Chapter 2: Poverty, Housing and Homelessness

Homelessness, Tasmania… and Airbnb

Kathleen Flanagan, Housing and Community Research Unit, University of Tasmania

Salvation Army Housing Common Ground Tasmania: Addressing the housing needs of disadvantaged people but also striving to solve their poverty issues

Ant Fagan and Jed Donoghue, Salvation Army Tasmania

Poverty — The McMansion in the Room: Ignoring it Won’t Make it Go Away

Travis Gilbert, Executive Officer, ACT Shelter

Housing Related Poverty and Homelessness in Tasmania

Andrea Young, Shelter Tasmania and Lindsey Moffatt, Anglicare Tasmania

Chapter 3: Responding to Poverty and Homelessness: Some Issues

Porn or Pedagogy?

Dr Catherine Robinson on Filthy Rich and Homeless

The Future of Financial Assistance

Damien Patterson, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Going Beyond Band-Aid Solutions

Don McCrae, Team Leader, Salvation Army Supported Housing, Street to Home, The Salvation Army, Australia Southern Territory

Begging in Port Phillip: Developing an Effective Approach

Ruth Gordon, Principal Consultant, Resolve Community Consulting on behalf of the City of Port Phillip

The Myth of the Rural Idyll

Viv King, Team Leader, Vinnies Youth Services, Deniliquin

Seeking Debt Waivers of Small Amount Loans

Stephen Grace, Coordinator, Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic, LawRight

The Crime of Begging: Punishing Poverty in Australia

Paula Hughes, Policy and Casework Lawyer, Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic, LawRight

Helping to Break the Cycle of Poverty: HYPA’s Transitioning the Lives of Young People

Anna Dodd, Communications Administrative Assistant, HYPA

The Salvation Army Doorways: Addressing Poverty in Clarence and Moonah

Justin Cooper, State Manager, Children and Family Services, The Salvation Army Tasmania

Consumer Voices — Poverty and Homelessness

Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.


Senator Doug Cameron

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness

Dr John Falzon

Chief Executive Officer, St Vincent de Paul Society, National Council of Australia

Felicity Reynolds

CEO Mercy Foundation