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The Victorian Government cannot continue to encourage women to leave situations of family violence without adequate provision for safe and appropriate housing.

Rapid housing program could save lives

The media plays a powerful role in shaping public understanding of homelessness. Efforts to encourage our leaders to end homelessness with good policy can be undone with a single keystroke from a time-strapped journalist. Despite the significant attention given to rough sleeping in the media, the vast majority of people […]

Top tips for journalists to improve reporting on homelessness

Wondering what the details are of Party commitments on homelessness? We’ve put together a list of key promises in the homelessness space by the Coalition, Labor and Greens.    The Liberal/National Coalition have has committed to: $78 million to provide safe places for people impacted by domestic and family violence, including: […]

Homelessness election promises

Rising rents are pushing more people every day into homelessness. Homeless services are struggling to meet this need because there simply aren’t any housing options people can afford. That means more people sleeping rough; occupying streets and parks or abandoned buildings across the nation. In response to this human crisis, caring people want to help and reach for solutions, like this one: creating a place to stay overnight in car parks. The challenge is that these kind of dormitory-style night shelters are not a long-term answer to the problem and in the short term, can be very dangerous.

Putting people experiencing homelessness in car parks is not the ...