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Tackling the housing shortage

I am going to throw my two cents worth into the discussion on the housing shortage and rental crisis in Australia. It’s a topic that was top of the agenda at the recent National Cabinet meeting in Brisbane, despite talk of a public holiday if the Matilda’s won the World Cup attracting much of the media attention in the lead up.

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Michael still giving back

During Refugee Week, 82-year-old Michael Nguyen reflected on his dramatic escape from Vietnam in 1977 and subsequently building a life in South Australia and his involvement in the local community.


Affordable housing underfunded

A gap in funding for community housing providers has been identified by the St Vincent de Paul Society in its submission to a Federal Government inquiry into housing affordability and supply.


Giving those in need a hand

Most Wednesday mornings will see Gerry McCarthy and Pat Patience out and about in their neighbourhood, visiting men, women, families – young and old – who need a ‘hand up’ to get back on their feet.