Funds for housing, new laws needed to end homelessness in Australia, say experts

August 7, 2019 -

A law to prevent people from becoming homeless, similar to those introduced in Wales four years ago, is one of the bold new ideas being put forward by experts to tackle Australia’s growing crisis.


13 per cent increase in homeless figures since last year, Kogarah meeting told

August 7, 2019 - The Leader

The number of people sleeping rough in the city of Sydney has grown 13 per cent in one year, a meeting at Kogarah on homelessness was told today…


Homelessness 'duty to assist' law could force government to help those in crisis

August 7, 2019 - SBS News

Australian authorities are being urged to consider a new "duty to assist" law that would force governments to help homeless people find accommodation, amid warnings homelessness is spiralling out of control and funding is drying up…


National Homelessness Week: Why housing won't solve everything for people in need

August 6, 2019 - Channel 7 - The Daily Edition

End Street Sleeping Advocate, Skye Leckie, speaks out in Homelessness Week to raise awareness of the issue and the End Street Sleeping Collaboration…


National Homelessness Week: Cameron Daddo and Skye Leckie fight for more resources

August 6, 2019 - Channel 7 - The Morning Show

Cameron Daddo and Skye Leckie are continuing to advocate for more funding and resources after their experience on the reality show Filthy Rich and Homeless, which saw them living on the streets for 10 days…


Not one person should sleep on the streets.

August 5, 2019 - Homlessness Week 2019

By Graham West, Convenor of the End Street Sleeping Collaboration

The are some things in Australia that make me angry. Angry and sad. Angry because I believe that we can do something about them. The over representation of the poor, the intellectually disabled, and Aboriginal Australians in the justice system being one. But the issue that led me into politics was poverty and housing; witnessing that people, in my electorate of Claymore, who were experiencing extreme social isolation or living on the streets were ignored…


To have Housing First…Australia needs housing, first

August 5, 2019 - Homlessness Week 2019

By James Toomey, CEO Mission Australia

The message is clear. We need more homes to end homelessness. Homelessness can be ended if those in our communities who need it have access to appropriate, affordable and secure housing, hand-in-hand with the support needed to help stay housed. More crisis accommodation instead of investing in social and affordable homes simply won’t end homelessness…


Number of rough sleepers in regional areas to be counted for the first time

August 5, 2019 - Sydney Morning Herald

The number of people sleeping rough in major regional and rural centres in NSW will be counted for the first time, as part of the Berejiklian government's bid to halve street homelessness by 2025…


St Vincent’s Hospital Homelessness Week Events

August 5, 2019

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney are conducting a number of Homeless Health Events throughout Homelessness Week 2019…


Misogyny, violence, racism, classism: the toxic forces behind our shameful poverty rates

News - The Guardian

Australia is now the wealthiest country in the world and yet our poverty rates have remained persistently high over decades of economic growth.

Why does poverty remain entrenched while overall wealth bounds on? How is it that this is tolerated, let alone reinforced, by government policies? The answer isn’t just about economics, it’s also about culture.

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Seeking a leader in the global movement to end street sleeping in NSW

August 2, 2019

With support of the PAYCE Foundation we are seeking an inaugural CEO to establish and lead the Collaboration’s efforts…


Australia Post offers free post boxes to Sydney's homeless

June 27, 2019 - News -

Sydneysiders doing it tough will get a much-needed helping hand from Australia Post, it has been revealed.

The organisation will now offer a free post office box service to the homeless and disadvantaged following a successful trial.


Homelessness becoming concentrated in Sydney and Melbourne, study finds

May 30, 2019 - News - The Guardian

Australia’s homeless are becoming increasingly concentrated in the nation’s capital cities, particularly Sydney and Melbourne, according to a comprehensive study that tracks the changing geography of the problem over 15 years.

A report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (Ahuri), released on Thursday, said the proportion of people experiencing homelessness in capital cities had increased from 48% to 63% over the period studied, 2001 to 2016.

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PAYCE foundation pledges $400,000 to end street sleeping

May 30, 2019 - Media Release

The PAYCE Foundation will be the founding funding partner in NSW to a global program which aims to halve street sleeping across the State by 2025.

The $400,000, two-year agreement with the End Street Sleeping Collaboration was announced at its Leaders Symposium in Sydney this week.


City of Sydney acts to end street sleeping

Feb 13, 2019 - Media Release

Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich MP today announced their support for the Premier’s Joint Collaboration to end street homelessness. They called for the state government to increase the supply of social housing and offered the collaboration some very practical assistance. 

The City of Sydney has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with the State Government and the Institute of Global Homelessness to progress the targets, providing $100,000 in seed funding to St Vincent De Paul Society NSW to set up the institute’s headquarters in Sydney.

BREAKING NEWS: Sydney gets started on ending street sleeping

Feb 13, 2019

On 13 February 2019 politicians, policy makers and practitioners met at Parliament House where NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian announced the joint commitment between the Institute of Global Homelessness, City of Sydney, NSW Government and the sector’s leading NGOs to a collaboration and targets to end street sleeping.

Blair’s ex-homeless czar wants Pope, Vatican to lead the fight

Nov 5, 2108 - News - Crux

LONDON - Visitors from around the world come to Trafalgar Square to admire famed works of art in the National Gallery, the towering Lord Nelson column, and to get a glimpse of Big Ben at the end of Whitehall. Yet for Dame Louise Casey, who served as Britain’s homelessness czar under Tony Blair, she wants passersby to look past things, and at the people.

Champions of social change from across sectors join forces to end homelessness

Oct 30, 2018 - News - Mission Australia

A new approach to Collective Social Leadership to solve homelessness is underway. Today, Australian Red Cross, Centre for Social Impact, Mission Australia, and PwC Australia announced they have joined forces under a new collaboration project known as The Constellation Project.

The high cost of rental housing in regional NSW

Oct 12, 2018 - News - Everybody’s Home

The Coast’s lack of affordable rental accommodation is a key driver of household poverty and homelessness, and the situation is unlikely to improve until more housing is available for people on lower incomes.


Dame Louise Casey DBE CB, Institute of Global Homelessness Advisory Commitee Chair.

Over the last 17 years Dame Louise Casey has been instrumental in the development of a number of bespoke social policy programs for Government. Drawing on her experiences leading a homeless charity shelter, Dame Louise has consistently delivered brave and innovative solutions to long standing social problems ranging from homelessness to anti-social behaviour to troubled families...


Vinnies Housing Summit

Apr 18, 2018 - News - St Vincent de Paul Society

For far too many people, the cost of living in our State is impossible. We know that for people on low incomes, all it takes is a sudden crisis like getting sick or losing your job and you can lose your home..