Victorian Budget unpacked

Victorian Budget unpacked

“Whilst our kids will remember COVID, I will not ask them to pay for it." They were the words spoken by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Budget Night 2023 - and the message was clear. COVID measures have left the state $116 billion in debt, and the Government was...

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Housing: it’s a human right

Housing: it’s a human right

When the construction industry talks about housing, it's usually in terms of supply chains and materials; when the media talk about housing, it's normally about house prices and interest rates. Yet, for the single mother and her children escaping family violence, for...

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Everyone’s talking about single mothers

Everyone’s talking about single mothers

Are your ears burning? They might well be - over the past month it seems like everyone's been talking about single mothers.  Anne Summers kicked off an explosion of interest in single mothers in July last year with her report The Choice: Violence or Poverty. She...

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New rental laws welcome pets!

New rental laws welcome pets!

New laws in Victoria will make it easier for renters to have a pet. For the most vulnerable people in our community, a pet is more than a lovable hobby. Many women parenting alone look to their dog for protection and security. This is especially important if they are...

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