The March 2015 “Responding to Rural and Regional Homelessness” edition




Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Update from Homelessness Australia

Glenda Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

Feature: Responding to Regional and Rural Homelessness

 Introduction — Tree Top View: Homelessness in Regional and Rural Australia

Guest Editor, Sherri Makepeace, Director, Chitoda

The Geography and Drivers of Homelessness in Australia

Deb Batterham, Hanover Welfare Services, Professor Gavin Wood, RMIT, Dr Melek Cigdem RMIT and Professor Shelley Mallett, General Manager, Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence, formerly Hanover Welfare Services

Rural Young People’s Experiences of Homelessness: What Has (Not) Changed in a Decade? What Needs to Change Now?

Dr Alana Hulme Chambers, Research Fellow, Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health, Rural Health Academic Centre, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne

Women and Children’s Experiences of

Family Violence and Homelessness and Increased Vulnerability within Rural and Regional Areas

Robyn Trainor, Centre for Non-Violence, Manager — Prevention and Development

Meeting the Affordable Housing Needs of Regional and Rural Victorians

Don Baker

Homelessness in Rural New South Wales: A View From the Edge

Owen Atkins, Manager Narrabri Site, Centacare New England North West and Team Leader Narrabri PHAMS

Responding with Rights: Remote Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness

Harley Dannatt, Lawyer, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

Availability, Affordability and Accessibility in the Private Rental Market: Not Just a Metropolitan Problem

Darran Stonehouse, Coordinator and Lecturer, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Albury-Wodonga Campus, La Trobe Rural Health School, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University

Finding the Elderly Homeless in Regional Victoria

Tanya Atkinson, Wintringham

Working With Hoarding and Squalor in Regional and Rural Areas

Darlene Taylor, student and volunteer, and Mim Dineen, Manager Housing Justice

The Riverina Murray Homelessness Action Plan Rural Interagency Project

Sherri Makepeace, HAP Project Manager, Regional Development Australia — Murray

Country Living: Issues and Challenges

Laura Simpson, Manager Service Development, Rural Housing Network

Consumer Voices — Sometimes it is What Does Not Happen

A Cultural Collision: Homelessness in Central Australia

Leigh Woolcock, Senior Program Manager, Anglicare — NT, Housing and Homelessness Services, Alice Springs

Relationships as the Foundation for Problem Solving Caravan Park Closures

Adrian Terranova, Co-ordinator Housing, Homelessness and Community Support, Quantum Support Services and Lisa Morgan, Gippsland Homelessness Network Co-ordinator


Ken Marchingo

CEO, Haven; Home, Safe