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Budget Housing Poverty

Vinnies welcomes government funding for those doing it tough

The St Vincent de Paul Society has contacted leading ministers in the Albanese Government to commend them for driving policy change and financial commitments aimed at improving the wellbeing of many Australians who continue to struggle with daily demands.

First Nations Housing

Federal and NT governments announce $4b remote housing agreement

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled a $4 billion remote housing package for the Northern Territory, aimed at building hundreds of homes in Indigenous communities over the coming decade. Source: ABC News.


St Pat’s to boost social housing after receiving $7.5m grant

Homelessness support service St Patrick’s Community Support Centre has received a $7.5 million Western Australian Government grant to help build 28 social housing dwellings in Perth’s south metropolitan region. Source: The eRecord.


Housing stoush continues as Coalition, Greens vote to delay Labor plan

The political debate over housing affordability and ownership will continue into next year after the Coalition and Greens voted to delay action on one of the Albanese Government’s key housing policies until April. Source: The Age.

Charity Housing

Vinnies calls for Government action over rental crisis

The St Vincent de Paul Society is calling on the Albanese Government to implement “workable solutions” to fix the availability and affordability of rental properties in both urban centres and regional areas.


Housing crisis response must be informed by ‘type of country we want to be’

Australian Catholic University and the PM Glynn Institute hosted a panel discussion in Melbourne last week on how to achieve ethical housing policies. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Health Housing

Health impacts from renting ‘worse than being a former smoker’: study

The negative health impacts associated with renting could be greater than those associated with unemployment or being a former smoker, a study has found. Source:


Top award for social enterprise built on firm foundations

An innovative Catholic building and construction social enterprise has won the industry collaboration of the year award at the 2023 Tasmanian Training Awards. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.


Provider aims to ‘build hope through housing’

A little-known development in the community housing sector in South Australia is starting to pay dividends as new opportunities are sought to “build hope through housing”. Source: The Southern Cross.