Working together for housing justice

ACT Shelter is an independent peak community
organisation that provides strategic advice and
advocacy on housing policy issues that affect
people with no, or on low to moderate incomes

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  • ACT Shelter

NOTICE OF AGM | 19 NOV 2018

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting
ACT Shelter Association
Monday 19 November 2018
12:30-2.00pm

Venue: Burranda Room at the new ACT Shelter Office, 46 Clianthus Street, O’Connor ACT 2602.

This meeting is open to all current financial members of ACT Shelter or a delegate of a member organisation. If you would like to renew your membership you can do so here: ACT Shelter online membership application.

RSVP HERE or contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Australian Housing inequality

The Productivity Commission – the Australian government’s highly influential economic advisory body – released a report titled Rising Inequality? last week. The question mark indicates its scepticism about other research findings on rising inequality in Australia. The commission responded to its own question in the report’s very first heading: “Over nearly three decades, inequality has risen slightly in Australia”.

This conclusion has left commentators divided. Some have celebrated this finding. Others, such as Peter Whiteford and Ross Gittins, argued the true picture is more complex.

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Photo Left: Tim and his dog live on the street in Canberra. Right: Sanda keeps warm drinking coffee. (ABC News: Tamara Penniket)

When accounting graduate Sanda recently became homeless, he realised the world of opportunity that comes with tertiary education does not guarantee a secure future.

"Life is not like everything is planned," he said.

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  • Greg Cornwell | Riotact

Canberra’s homeless should get priority housing

Tackling homelessness first: Why Canberra’s homeless should get priority on public housing wait lists

Our 2017 Winter’s Tale again has featured generous CEO’s braving a one night stand sleeping rough to raise funds for Canberra’s estimated 1785 homeless people.

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What we want to achieve in the long-term in a perfect world. ACT Shelter believes that housing is a human right. Our vision is that everyone’s home be recognised as the safe, secure, affordable, sustainable foundation to well-being.

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