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Please see attached for the 2012 National Shelter Policy Platform, available as a summary and full length version.
Attached is a guide to housing facts and figures prepared by National Shelter.
Last updated December 16, 2011.
National Shelter welcomed approximately 30 attendees to this year’s National Indigenous Housing Forum, held at Queensland Shelter on May 17th and 18th. Delegates represented the various State Shelter offices, as well as Indigenous Community Housing Organisations, Homelessness Australia, the Community Housing Federation, Tenants’ Unions and the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Human Services Coalition.
The National Shelter Marginal Tenures Policy Paper is a set of policy recommendations designed to provide a starting point for discussions with Commonwealth and state/territory governments about improvements in the response to marginal tenures. Read more »
The Henry review of taxation was a review of aspects of Australia’s taxation and transfer system conducted over 2008 and 2009 and culminating in a report dated December 2009. Attached is National Shelter's response to the report, citing issues predominantly focused on the lack of priority in housing sections shown in the report.
National Shelter hosted a national Indigenous housing forum at Queensland Shelter on 26 and 27 July bringing representatives from every State and Territory Shelter, and key representatives from Indigenous Community Housing Organisations from all over Australia. The purpose of the forum was to begin a national discussion on Indigenous housing, with a specific focus on urban and regional Indigenous populations. Specific to this, was the focus on gaining::
This week, Minister Tanya Plibersek announced that National Shelter would receive federal funding in the order of $200000 over the next 2 years.
Chairperson of National Shelter Adrian Pisarski welcomed the funding and said that it will assist National Shelter to provide advice and develop policy responses which include tenant and housing consumer perspectives.
“Without funding over the last decade, our capacity to effectively represent consumers has been limited,” Mr Pisarski said.
NSW Shelter have prepared an Australian housing factsheet looking at the current circumstances surrounding housing.
The factsheet can be found on Shelter NSW's website at http://www.shelternsw.org.au/docs/fly10factsheet-aust.pdf