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November 11, 2019

‘Please listen to us’: the Newstart recipients trying to convince Scott Morrison he’s wrong

A Senate inquiry into Newstart heard first-hand accounts of what life is like for some of Australia’s most vulnerable people Luke Henriques-Gomes  @lukehgomes Mon 11 Nov […]
November 9, 2019

‘We’re screwed’: the New Zealanders left stranded in Australia

They change countries to take up new jobs. But when these fall through or they can no longer work, thousands are finding there’s no safety net […]
October 24, 2019

Minneapolis Saw That NIMBYism Has Victims

Minneapolis Saw That NIMBYism Has Victims Single-family zoning hurts a lot of people. In Minnesota’s largest city, reformers put them front and center. OCTOBER 24, 2019 […]
October 22, 2019

I fled my abusive husband in my pyjamas – but dealing with the courts was almost worse than staying

I put one foot in front of the other, feel the fear for myself and my children, and comply no matter what As I was running […]
October 16, 2019

Politicians too poor at their jobs to fix poverty

You could be forgiven for not knowing this is anti-poverty week. The poor, as we know, are always with us – which is great because it […]
October 15, 2019

‘Not pregnant enough to help’: searching for a home for two

Three months pregnant and newly homeless after her housemate booted her out, Kat faced a stark choice. The housing service she and her partner went to […]
October 14, 2019

Eating one meal a day to survive: the reality of financial stress in WA

A breakfast of eggs, bread and tea is the only meal Perth woman Tiba Moeini eats every day. Living on a Newstart allowance, the 40-year-old single […]
October 10, 2019

Engaging men ‘critical’ to end violence against women

Men remain crucial partners in nationwide efforts to end violence against women and children, according to a network of organisations focused on engaging men in prevention, […]
October 10, 2019

Vinnies launches social housing campaign

Marking today’s World Homeless Day, the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is calling on the Berejiklian Government to address the state’s “chronic homelessness problem” by […]
October 9, 2019

Mandurah’s waterfront hotels and houses mask a homelessness crisis on the foreshore

WA’s biggest regional city is grappling with a rise in rough sleepers on its centrepiece waterfront, with the situation becoming so bad the City of Mandurah […]
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