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news 11th August 2021

Head leasing programs for low income Australians

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.

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news 2nd August 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.

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news 28th July 2021

Homelessness Week 2021

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.

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news 20th July 2021

Jennifer Cunich appointed the new Chair of AHURI Board

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.

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