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The November “Living in Limbo: Asylum Seekers and Homelessness” edition

 

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Featured Articles

A Personal Perspective on Asylum Seeker Support

Margaret Eldridge AO

Reviving Cosmopolitanism and Hospitality: A Role for Local Government?

Nick Matteo, Community Planner, Community Planning and Customer Service, City of Darebin

Opinion (1)

Jason Rostant

Contents

Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Update from Homelessness Australia

Glenda Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

Letter to the Editor

D Stone, Mental Health Support Worker

Section I: The Issues and Context

No (Affordable) Room at the Inn? — Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Responses to the Growing Asylum Seeker Housing Crisis

Hayley Mansfield, Director, Justice Programs and Skye McElvenny, Housing Coordinator, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Asylum Seekers and Homelessness

Irena Baric, Manager Accommodation, AMES

No Road Home for Asylum Seekers in Queensland

Holly Woodcroft, Lucy Barnes and Calvin Wilkinson, Law students on placement with the Queensland Homeless Persons’ Legal Centre

Asylum Seekers are the Most Vulnerable of the Homeless

Lee Meredith, Communications Manager, Asylum Seeker Centre Sydney

Young People Seeking Asylum and Homelessness

Ryan Buesnel, Youth Projects Coordinator Settlement Services International and Jessica Fielding Policy Officer Yfoundations

The Long Journey: Supporting Asylum Seekers to Find Sustainable Housing

Paul Power, Refugee Council of Australia

Policies Deny Asylum Seekers the Opportunity to Thrive

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Section 2: Responding to Asylum Seeker Homelessness

A Sanctuary for Homeless Asylum Seekers

Jason Perdriau, Sanctuary Program Manager, Baptcare, Preston, Victoria

Lentara UnitingCare Asylum Seeker Project: Alternative Housing Support for Asylum Seekers

Ellisa Scott, Asylum Seeker Project Caseworker, Lentara, Brunswick, Victoria

Asylum Seekers and Community Housing Agencies: A Local Initiative

Mandy Leveratt, Manager, Quality and Service, St Kilda Community Housing

Red Cross: Support for Vulnerable Migrants

Rhiannon Tanner, Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Migration Support Programs

Whose Problem is it Anyway? Moving Towards a Shared Responsibility Approach to Reducing Asylum Seeker Homelessness

Patrick Yeung, Manager Housing Services, Settlement Services International

A Personal Perspective on Asylum Seeker Support

Margaret Eldridge AO

Home for Mohammed

By Mohammed and Erika Altmann, Research Associate, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics University of Tasmania

Section 3: Local Government Responses

Reviving Cosmopolitanism and Hospitality: A Role for Local Government?

Nick Matteo, Community Planner, Community Planning and Customer Service, City of Darebin

It Starts with a Welcome Zone: Local Government Action with Asylum Seekers

Cristina Del Frate, Community Planner Multicultural Affairs and Anne Barton, Policy Advisor, Housing and Homelessness

Making Melbourne Welcome to All

Kara Barnett (Abakumenko), Cultural Diversity Officer, Community Strengthening, City of Melbourne

Opinion (1)

Jason Rostant

Director Advocacy and Partnerships, cohealth

Opinion (2)

Julian Burnside AO QC

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