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In this edition 
National News

'Positive Spin'

Assistant Minister for Homelessness, Luke Howarth MP crticised for playing down the existence of a homelessness crisis.


National Shelter EO says Minister is either only skimming the surface of the data or being poorly briefed in his portfolio.

Shelter WA News

Expressions of Interest

We are looking for up to eight passionate people who want to learn how to share their experience and become a speaker as part of the HOME project.


Perth homeless accused of contributing to a city "slowly dying".

24/7 NHHA Services

State Government funding not adequately covering Equal Remuneration Order obligations.


Supplementary Submission to Inquiry into Short-Stay Accommodation.

 Public Perception Survey

Help Shelter WA uncover the public's opinion towards social and affordable housing.

WAAEH News & Meetings

Next Pulse Meeting

Save the date for upcoming Pulse Meetings on Wednesday 21 August and Wednesday 11 September.

Other News

Draft State Planning Policy

Policy that guides delivery of coordinated infrastructure to support new and existing communities is up for comment.

Small Lots

New State Government position statement to guide subdivision and development for lots less than 100m2.

Ministerial Keynote Address

Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Federal Minister for Housing will deliver an address as part of the National Housing Conference.


The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Capacity Building Program Consultant Panel goes live.

Social Inclusion Forum

Suitable for both professionals and volunteers in the sport, recreation & community sectors.

AHI Member Networking

Hosted by the Australian Housing Institute (WA Committee) this event is for staff working in social and affordable housing.

Charity Quiz Night

All proceeds support Starick's work with women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Sector Workshop

Learn about improving access and inclusion for young people with disabilities in Geraldton.

Stakeholder Workshop

Your chance to provide input on how to improve the energy efficiency in existing homes.

PIA WA State Conference

This year's conference is heading to Fremantle. Details of keynote speakers and study tours now available.

Member News

NAIDOC Week | Sunday 7 July - Sunday 14 July

Gordon Cole is a Noongar man from Perth and the South West of WA. He is the inaugural Chairperson of Noongar Mia Mia, a former Member of NAIDOC Perth and this year he joined the National NAIDOC Committee.

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Shelter WA Events

Homelessness Week | Monday 5 August - Sunday 11 August

The Western Australian theme for the week is ‘Home, Safe Home’. The aim is to raise awareness around the safety issues that people experiencing homelessness face, and the action needed to end homelessness.

Other Industry Events

Perth (UWA): 15 - 20 July 2019
The Social Impact Festival is an open invitation to everyone to do good in a bigger and better way than ever before. Register here to receive festival news.
Perth (UWA): 17 - 18 July 2019
Walking Together Towards 2029 and Beyond: Voice, Treaty, Truth Summit has been designed and will be led by Aboriginal leaders Dr Noel Nannup, Dr Richard Walley, Prof Colleen Hayward and Carol Innes in the spirit of 'Voice, Treaty, Truth'.
National Housing Conference
Darwin: 27 - 30 August 2019
The National Housing Conference is the largest gathering for the social and affordable housing sectors in Australasia.
Perth: 19 & 20 September 2019
This two-day course delivered by the Centre for Social Impact UWA will engage participants in an interactive learning environment where they can develop a better understanding of outcomes measurement and how to implement it in their organisation.
Perth: 13 - 19 October 2019
Anti-Poverty Week (APW) brings together a diverse network of individuals and organisations who share a focus to increase awareness of poverty, and develop positive solutions to collectively take action to end it.
Perth: 22 November 2019
One death is one too many. The march will remember and honour all those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic and family violence.
News and Research
World Economic Forum
Making Affordable Housing
a Reality in Cities

The Canberra Times

Why battling homelessness is worth gamble

The New Daily

Fixing potholes and building social housing could fix economy

The Examiner

Tasmanian building and social housing sector full of praise for Jacqui Lambie

The Fifth Estate

Some creative ideas for affordable housing – the competition and the short list
Government of Western Australia
Revised developer contribution policy to improve infrastructure delivery

The Conversation

Build to rent could shake up real estate but won’t take off without major tax changes

UNSW City Futures

Build-to-Rent in Australia: Product feasibility and potential affordable
housing contribution


Perth suburbs Keystarters can afford (spoiler alert: nothing central!)

Yes, homelessness in Perth is scary – but not for you

The Sunday Canberra Times

Rental crisis deserves urgent attention
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Western Australia and recognise their continuing contribution to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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