A number of tenant unions and tenant advocates across Australia, in conjunction with major political parties, are currently reviewing the tenancy laws within their jurisdictions in order to #MakeRentingFair. Some of the key issues being considered are the removal of no-cause evictions and allowing tenants to rent with pets, which are discussed in our Position
It’s great to hear our Federal and State parliamentary leaders publicly state their commitment to better protecting vulnerable people living in residential aged care from being abused, proposing that the $500,000 CCTV trial in residential aged care will give greater peace of mind that “loved ones are receiving quality care”. But how much is spin
The Commissioner for Children and Young people invited us to submit a case study on an issue that we see facing children and young people. Shelter SA highlighted young people exiting juvenile justice centres, a small but extremely vulnerable cohort. According to the Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People, Aboriginal children and
Our Executive Director, Dr Alice Clark, wrote an opinion piece for Parity magazine, a Council to Homeless Persons national publication. Her piece covers some of the challenges faced by regional children and young people in terms of housing. Shelter SA holds two workshops per year in regional areas, to talk to residents and local workers
Private renters should be allowed to bring pets into their homes. Pets are a very important part of people’s lives, and there are undeniable links between pets and good mental health. More than two-thirds of Australian households own pets and with home ownership on the decline, more families must reside in private rental properties. During
Stefanie Puszka from the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research explains why Aboriginal renal patients living in regional and remote communities are at a high risk of experiencing homelessness, and she provides several housing policy recommendations for consideration. Read the Shelter SA research summary. Read the full research article.
“I am tired of being treated like a second-class citizen!” Racial Discrimination in the Private Rental Market
South Australia is desperately lacking research on barriers in the private rental market for Aboriginal peoples. Shelter SA published a research paper based on the survey findings, focussing on Aboriginal peoples’ experience in the private rental market, and the challenges that they have faced. Shelter SA identified a shocking presence of racial discrimination by real
The Australasian Institute of Health and Welfare Report on People in Short-Term or Emergency Accommodation: A Profile of Specialist Homelessness Services Clients presents a comprehensive analysis of people experiencing homelessness in Australia. Read the Shelter SA summary.
The Report on Government Services from 2017-18 for the housing and homelessness sectors is here! The three main areas of government involvement in the housing and homelessness sector include social housing services, Specialist Homelessness Services and financial assistance. Shelter SA staff have highlighted the South Australian data from the Report. Report on Government Services from