The Victorian Government has announced a new $150 million transitional housing scheme to help over 2000 people experiencing homelessness access emergency accommodation in vacant hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic and then to transition to stable, long term housing after April 2021.
Mind the (innovation) gap: Research reveals governments need to be bigger drivers of transport innovation
Despite a host of disruptive new technologies entering Australia’s transport ecosystem, our planning, urban design, infrastructure and transport frameworks remain mired in a twentieth-century policy-making mindset. A new report from researchers at RMIT, Curtin and Swinburne Universities, undertaken for AHURI, shows contemporary policy-making is not geared toward innovation resulting in significant opportunity costs for the nation.
Homelessness Week 2021 will take place from 1 to 7 August and will be officially launched by Homelessness Australia next Monday 2 August at a special webinar with Federal Housing, Homelessness and Community Housing Minister Michael Sukkar. The coronavirus pandemic highlighted the ongoing challenges of homelessness in Australia, particularly for rough sleepers.
People with mental health and substance misuse issues who access residential treatment are at greater risk of housing insecurity, and improved discharge planning and service coordination is urgently required, new AHURI research has revealed.
Ms Cunich has over 30 years’ experience in the business and property sectors and has been a member of AHURI’s Board since 2019. Jennifer has a very strong background in housing and planning, having been a former Non-Executive Director of the Victorian Planning Authority, CEO of the Australian Institute of Architects and Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia.