Council to Homeless Persons


Many Australians are deeply concerned about the rising number of people experiencing homelessness in our country.  But many also feel at a loss about what they can do to help. Here are 7 practical, achievable things that you can do to help people doing it tough.  1. Become an advocate […]

Homelessness – how Australians can help


This year, the Victorian Government announced that long-term leases will now be covered by the state’s Residential Tenancy Act (RTA). An August media release from the Premier’s office stated; “[These] changes will provide stability, security and certainty for tenants and is part of the Labor Government’s Homes for Victorians strategy […]

Do long-term leases make a home?



Visiting homelessness expert, Professor Eoin O’Sullivan, is warning Australian welfare chiefs and policy makers that throwing money at crisis responses to homelessness (such as refuges and emergency accommodation), whilst ignoring social housing, is a recipe for failure. Professor O’Sullivan, Editor of the European Journal of Homelessness, will make a keynote address […]

International homelessness expert reveals how Finland ended homelessness, and why ...


Some local residents of Brighton East have raised objection to the development of homeless accommodation in their suburb, out of fears that it would lead to an influx of “junkies” and “ex-crims”   A story, that ran in the Herald Sun, quotes a local as saying “I have five grandkids who play outside … if […]

No room for NIMBY-ism in the battle against homelessness



Tweet The Council to Homeless Persons has joined 54 leading homelessness, housing and legal agencies, as well as church groups, to make a final appeal to the City of Melbourne to abandon the proposed bylaws which would make it illegal to sleep rough in the CBD.  We have jointly endorsed […]

10 things Melbourne Council could do instead of homeless bans