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One million vacant properties – a homelessness solution?

Early insights from the 2021 Census data have been released this week, with some shocking results. Over one million dwellings – like holiday homes and investment properties – were unoccupied on Census Night. As we face a housing affordability crisis, are these empty dwellings the answer?

Paid family and domestic violence leave to be a reality

YWCA Australia welcomes the comments from Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke that the new government is committed to implementing legislation that would provide 10 days of domestic violence leave by the end of the year.

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Saying goodbye to Growing Horizons

YWCA’s Growing Horizons program, which provides support, social connection, skill development and referral pathways to women from African communities, has sadly finished its funding contract and will be winding up at the end of July.

Feminist Book Club: One Last Stop

Book choice by June MISSives guest editor, Hannah Murray There’s no such thing as a bad rom-com – when you […]

Introducing our 2022/2023 Board Trainees

We would also like to introduce our two newest board directors, Claire and Laura, commencing in July. Meet them now!

Super misstep: Proposed policy could jack up housing prices and slash women’s retirement incomes

This week, the Morrison government announced a new and controversial policy, which allows first home buyers to withdraw up to […]