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It's the Great Australian Dream: to own your own home. A staggering 85 per cent of Australians attempt it at some stage in their lives - the highest percentage in the world. Government policies, the economy and local geographical factors affect the housing choices of...
Many rural towns where mining is dominant industry are characterised by housing stress and lack of affordable housing. High demand for housing in prospering mining towns has driven up rates for rental housing. Although mining company employees earn high wages, other members of the community...
The participation of homelessness assistance agencies throughout the Loddon Mallee Region (LOMA) in workshops 'Putting human rights into action: using human rights in homelessness advocacy and service delivery' is discussed. The key aspects of the workshops are highlighted.
The propensity for Australians to move about more often and over greater distances as part of their employment, recreation and social life presents challenges for governments in the design and management of equitable fiscal policy to fund infrastructure, education, health and welfare and other services...
In the 2010/11 Financial Year, Central Victoria Solar City (CVSC) engaged over 2,000 households in our region in energy saving activities. We delivered 1780 Home Energy Assessments, engaged 810 participants in a retrofit package, 528 participants in residential solar PV and 242 participants in solar...
In parts of Australia and the United States, the almost universal right to have a house on rural allotments has resulted in rural living settlement in areas zoned for agriculture. Such 'unplanned' rural living has a range of potential adverse impacts, including loss of agricultural...
The following issues in regional housing markets are discussed in this article: changed demand for housing; housing market response; and impact on low income households.
Housing affordability is a pressing social issue for many Australians with public housing stocks not coping with demand in recent years. Local government has a genuine capacity through partnerships with the other spheres of government as well as with private sector community housing and property...
An innovative program in rural Victoria matches young homeless women with older homeless women and provides them with a range of support services.The result is more stability in the accommodation setting, mutual benefit and satisfaction for clients, and impressive rates of permanent housing outcomes.
This document is a blueprint for action for regional Indigenous homelessness projects in Mt Isa, Cairns, and Townsville / Thuringowa. The blueprint details strategies to be implemented in cooperation with all stakeholders in each of the communities. Five strategic areas underpin the direction of the...