May 2018

November 2016

Young mum to deliver petitions from 40,000 Australians calling on the Federal Government to prioritise homelessness funding and reform to avert looming crisis

2019-01-29T13:02:57+00:00November 8th, 2016|Meeting Housing Needs, Publications|

MEDIA RELEASE – WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2016 

Young mum to deliver petitions from 40,000 Australians calling on the Federal Government to prioritise homelessness funding and reform to avert looming crisis 

A delegation led by a 24-year-old mother with a ten-year history of homelessness will deliver petitions comprising over 40,000 signatures from Australians who are concerned the Federal Government is not meeting its responsibilities to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Hayley Van Summeren, who started the petition at the last federal election,

September 2015

Equity, Efficiency and Employment: Setting Social Housing Rents

2019-01-29T13:03:03+00:00September 14th, 2015|Meeting Housing Needs, Publications|

Rent policy is one of the key aspects of the management of social housing. It determines the affordability of the housing for its tenants, as well as providing the main income stream for social housing providers.

Social housing rents are generally set as a proportion of the tenant’s income, with the general principle being that they pay 25% of income as rent. This policy area has been the subject of much debate over the past few years.

This report, written by Jon Eastgate for National Shelter

February 2015

Peaks essential to consultation processes

2019-01-29T14:51:26+00:00February 10th, 2015|Meeting Housing Needs, Meeting Housing Needs, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

A Joint statement from National Shelter, Community Housing Federation of Australia and Homelessness Australia - Australia’s housing and homelessness peaks- called on the Abbott Government to make good on their promise to be more consultative by restoring funding to the peak bodies who provide a voice for vulnerable Australians.

Download - Peaks essential to consultation processes

December 2014

April 2014

April 2013

Submission on Housing Payment Deduction Scheme

2019-01-29T14:51:08+00:00April 30th, 2013|Meeting Housing Needs, Meeting Housing Needs, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

23 April 2013

In our submission on the Exposure Draft Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants’ Support) Bill 2013, we express our lack of support for the introduction to the Housing Payment Deduction Scheme. While the scheme implements a recommendation of the Commonwealth Government’s white paper on homelessness, The road home, we think that it unnecessarily and unfairly targets a very small proportion of households. Additionally, National Shelter recommends that all levels of government fund further preventative and capacity-building measures

August 2012

Submission on Exposure Draft Homelessness Bill 2012

2019-01-29T14:51:34+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Meeting Housing Needs, Meeting Housing Needs, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

3 August 2012

In our submission on the Exposure Draft Homelessness Bill 2012, we called for a right to adequate housing under Australian law  — we think that the relevant commitments made in the international conventions listed in the Exposure Draft Bill should be transformed into rights created by legislation that can by asserted by citizens under Australian law. Our submission also covered issues such as the recognition of the specific needs and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

June 2012

Key recommendation from National Shelter’s ATSI housing roundtables 2010–2012

2019-01-29T13:09:13+00:00June 1st, 2012|Meeting Housing Needs, Publications|

June 2012

Three roundtables on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) housing have been facilitated by National Shelter between 2010 and 2012. National Shelter has recommended that the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs fund a project to build trust between ATSI housing organisations and all levels of government to create a productive working relationship, and to support ATSI housing organisations to become registered in the new national regulatory system.

Key Recommendations - 2010-2012

 

May 2012

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing roundtable report 2012

2019-01-29T13:09:20+00:00May 25th, 2012|Meeting Housing Needs, Publications|

25 May 2012

This roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) housing on 25 May 2012 was the third facilitated by National Shelter since 2010. Through the course of the three roundtables there have been a number of common themes, including:

  • Unmet housing need for ATSI people, including in urban areas;
  • A level of dissatisfaction and frustration around the processes to transition responsibility for ATSI housing organisations from the Commonwealth to the states and territories;
  • The need to invest in