Contribute to Parity

Subscribers are encouraged to contribute to Parity. The copy deadline is usually the second calendar Friday of each month of publication.

Suggestions for articles, prospective contributors, input and feedback and letters to the editor are always welcome.

Refer to the current Call for Contributions below or contact the editor via email.


  1. February: From Leaving Care to Extending Care: Preventing the Transition to Homelessness
  2. March: Beyond Emergency Food: Responding to Food Insecurity and Homelessness
  3. April: The Future of Youth Homelessness Support
  4. May: The Royal Commission into Family Violence: Recommendations and Responses
  5. June: Outer Metropolitan and Growth Area Homelessness
  6. July: Role of Community Development in Responding to Homelessness
  7. August: Children and Homelessness: Protecting the Most Vulnerable
  8. September: Indigenous Homelessness in Australia and New Zealand
  9. October: Sustaining a Home: New Directions in Housing Support
  10. Responding to Homelessness in NSW (TBC)

Parity contributions and writing guidelines

  • Single page articles should be no longer than 800 words.
  • Feature articles can be to be up to but no longer than 1,600 words.
  • Capitalise proper nouns and the names of programs and initiatives only.
  • Italicise titles of Acts of Parliament on their first, formal mention. For example the Native Title Amendment Act 1998. Subsequent informal references are in roman type without the date and can appear in one of two ways: the Native Title Amendment Act or the Act.
  • Try to avoid overuse of bureaucratic or sector jargon and of abbreviations and acronyms.
  • Make sure acronyms are always spelled out in the first instance.


  • Due to space considerations, contributors are encouraged to use endnotes. 
  • CHP does not encourage contributors to provide a list of books or other references used in the development of an article that are not cited in the article.
  • Please use the Harvard (author-date) system for listing of references or bibliographies for books or journal articles.
  • In-text references should provide the author’s name and year of publication (with page number if necessary). For example, Eagleson (1997, p. 7) argues that ‘plain English has a big benefit for writers—it takes less time to produce’.
  • Reference style for reports is the same as that used for books: Department of Human Services 2009, Annual report 2008-09, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne.



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