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Housing Matters

July 25th, 2019|

In this edition: Read about the housing shortage in Adelaide Hills and the recent workshop we held, have yourSAy on our Housing and Homelessness strategy, find out about Homelessness SA's frontline worker's forum, and the community engagement workshops for young and old!

Housing Matters

July 9th, 2019|

In this Edition: Have your say in SA's Housing and Homelessness Strategy, low/middle-income earners shouldering the burden of those tax cuts, SA lagging behind on no-cause evictions and pet-friendly rentals, and adult safeguarding regulations.

Shelter SA Position Statement on Residential Tenancies Act (1995)

July 9th, 2019|

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 Statement.

Knee Jerk Reactions and Myopia in Aged Care Policy

July 2nd, 2019|

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 and how much is reality? Are we putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound? Read

Housing Matters

July 2nd, 2019|

In this edition: CCTV cameras in Residential Aged Care Facilities! Are we putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound?

Responding to Children in Juvenile Justice Centres in South Australia

June 24th, 2019|

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 young people are vastly over-represented in the youth justice system. In 2017-18, Aboriginal children and

Housing Matters

June 24th, 2019|

In this edition: South Australia Lagging Behind, Membership Renewals and our Submission on Children Exiting Youth Detention. 

Housing Matters

June 19th, 2019|

In this edition: Our positive pet policy, a report on housing in the Barossa Valley region and news about the Don Dunstan Foundation Homelessness Conference.

Regional Crisis Accommodation and Young People Opinion Piece

June 12th, 2019|

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 about their housing issues and opportunities. The lack of emergency accommodation (specifically for younger people)

Housing Matters

June 12th, 2019|

In this edition: Positive Pet Policy (Pet Resume), Code Blue Activation and Parity Opinion Piece. 

Housing Matters

June 5th, 2019|

In this edition: #MakeRentingFair Stop Pet Surrenders and Become a Shelter SA Member.

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