Media Releases by The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

$1.5 million for research into homelessness

The Australian Government will provide $1.5 million for 16 research projects into homelessness and its long term impact. The announcement was made at the Street to Home Service in Adelaide, ahead of the fifth meeting of the Prime Minister’s Council… Continue reading

Major urban renewal project in inner Melbourne

A new partnership between the Rudd and Brumby Labor Governments is the first stage in the significant urban renewal projects on public housing sites in Prahran, Richmond and Fitzroy. These projects will deliver a mix of public housing, community housing… Continue reading

Women Raising Our Voices Forum

Minister for the Status of Women, Tanya Plibersek, today opened the ‘Women Raising Our Voices National Forum’ at Sydney University. The National Forum is a key part of the Raising the Voice of Migrant Women Workers in Precarious Employment project,… Continue reading

Women’s Budget Statement 2010-11

Over the last two and a half years the Australian Government has introduced the practical supports and framework to progress equality between women and men. New initiatives contained within the 2010-11 Budget complement our ongoing efforts to improve women’s long… Continue reading

More affordable housing in WA

The Rudd Government today announced a $22.9 million investment in Western Australia to unlock housing supply and bringing new land to market quicker. Nine housing projects from Mandurah to Broome will now have reduced planning and infrastructure costs. The $22.9… Continue reading

New Affordable Homes in Morayfield

Morayfield will soon have 1,300 new homes, years sooner, thanks to a $10.5 million investment from the Rudd Government’s Housing Affordability Fund. The $10.5 million will be used by the Moreton Bay Regional Council to: Construct critical infrastructure in the… Continue reading

$4 Million for Homelessness Research

Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek, today announced $4 million for research into homelessness at the launch of the latest edition of Parity magazine in Melbourne. The funding will be divided among three successful applicants: the University of Queensland’s Institute of… Continue reading

AIHW Releases Report Into SAAP Services

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare today released its 2008/09 Supported Accommodation Assistance Program National Data Collection Report. The report identifies the demographics of people seeking specialist homelessness assistance and the specific services they are accessing. The report found… Continue reading

Government Welcomes State of Supply Report 2010

Federal Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek, has welcomed the release of the National Housing Supply Council’s State of Supply Report 2010. The Council was set up in May 2008 by the Rudd Government to analyse the adequacy of housing and… Continue reading

Planning the Future of Not-for-Profit Housing Providers

The Australian Government today released its discussion paper on the community housing sector, Regulation and Growth of the not-for-profit housing sector. The paper marks the start of a public consultation process about options for regulation and growth of not-for-profit housing… Continue reading

St Kilda crisis centre reborn thanks to joint investment

A new crisis accommodation centre in St Kilda will help to improve the lives of vulnerable Victorians experiencing homelessness in inner Melbourne. Federal Housing Minister Tanya Plibersek today joined Victorian Housing Minister Richard Wynne, federal member for Melbourne Ports Michael… Continue reading