Media Releases by Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

12 Social Housing units in Shepparton

Shepparton residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will benefit from a new social housing development opened today, supported by more than $2.8 million from the Australian Government. Federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib today welcomed the… Continue reading

98 New Social Housing Units for Doncaster

Vulnerable Australians in Doncaster will benefit from the opening today of a new social housing development built with the help of over $26 million from the Australian Government. Senator for Victoria Gavin Marshall welcomed the opening of the Tram Road… Continue reading

113 New Social Housing Units at Docklands

Vulnerable Melbourne residents, including seniors and people with disability, will benefit from a new social housing development opened today, supported by more than $22.9 million from the Australian Government. Senator for Victoria Gavin Marshall welcomed the opening of ‘The Mariner’… Continue reading

South Australia shows homelessness targets achievable

Federal Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and South Australian Minister for Housing Jennifer Rankine today said the dramatic reduction in rough sleeping in Adelaide was proof that Governments’ homelessness programs in South Australia were working. A new… Continue reading

New homelessness data collection succesfully introduced

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib today visited Neami, an organisation providing housing and support services to people with mental illness, to mark the successful introduction of new Specialist Homelessness Services data collection. Senator Arbib said Neami was… Continue reading

33 new social housing units for Florey

Older Australians in Florey will benefit from the opening today of a new social housing development built with the help of $4.83 million in Australian Government Social Housing Initiative. Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Kate Lundy welcomed the opening… Continue reading

27 new social housing units for Labrador

Vulnerable Australians in Labrador will benefit from the opening today of a new social housing development built with the help of the $8.1 million from the Gillard Government. Senator for Queensland Mark Furner welcomed the opening of the Hunter Avenue… Continue reading

31 new homes for older Australians in Chapman

Older Australians in Chapman will benefit from the opening today of a new social housing development built with the help of more than $4.8 million in Australian Government funding. Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann welcomed the opening of the Streeton… Continue reading

21 new apartments for vulnerable South Australians

Vulnerable people living in the Adelaide suburb of Christie Downs are set to benefit from the opening today of a housing project delivered under the Australian Government’s national commitment to housing affordability and homelessness. Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth attended… Continue reading

Sleeping Rough to Support Homeless

CEOs, business leaders and politicians around Australia are tonight sleeping rough in support of the 2011 Vinnies’ CEO Sleepout. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib will join more than 250 CEOs and business leaders in Sydney to sleep… Continue reading

Minister supports Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib today encouraged CEOs across Australia to sign up and experience homelessness first-hand to support the St Vincent De Paul Society’s homelessness services across the country. Senator Arbib said he would join registered… Continue reading

Investing to close the gap

The Gillard Government is delivering on our commitment to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage with a $526.6 million boost to education, employment and health services for Indigenous Australians. Closing the gap is a national goal, which requires the Australian… Continue reading

Homelessness Budget announcements

When this Government came to office in 2007, we made a serious commitment to tackle homelessness in our society. In an economy as strong is ours, it is everybody’s responsibility to ensure that people are not without one of the… Continue reading

New 80 unit housing development opens in Ringwood

Vulnerable people in Melbourne will benefit from a new social housing development built with $19.5 million from the Australian Government. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and Member for Deakin Mike Symon today opened Larissa Avenue, the new… Continue reading

ABS review of homelessness data

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib today encouraged all organisations and individuals with an interest in homelessness to have their say in the next Census homelessness count. The Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s independent national statistics agency, has… Continue reading