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Homeless 'have more health issues'

Homeless 'have more health issues' | Shelter | Scoop.it
HOMELESS people are almost twice as likely to have been diagnosed with a mental illness, a new British study has found.
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Find legal answers • Living in public housing? Need repairs? NSW...

Living in public housing? Need repairs? NSW Housing has a video to explain their eRepair system, which allows you to make online requests for repair and maintenance.
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The BROWN COUCH: NCAT begins - new fees, new time limits

The BROWN COUCH: NCAT begins - new fees, new time limits | Shelter | Scoop.it

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Louise Woods's curator insight, February 4, 8:52 PM

The new 'super tribunal' NCAT commenced operation in NSW in January 2014, replacing the CTTT and over 20 other tribunals. Some great points in this article about how NCAT is different to the CTTT  - some good and some not so good changes!

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Strata laws a good deal for dogs, but bad news for smokers

Strata laws a good deal for dogs, but bad news for smokers | Shelter | Scoop.it
“ RANGERS will get powers to target cars parked on private property, repeat balcony smokers face $1100 fines and pets will be allowed in apartments under a sweeping overhaul of NSW strata laws to be announced today.”
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Grandmothers on the streets of Sydney - the hard truth of homelessness

Grandmothers on the streets of Sydney - the hard truth of homelessness | Shelter | Scoop.it
LIKE many grandmothers, she wakes with the sun at 5am.
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Park bill puts fear in residents

Park bill puts fear in residents | Shelter | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of retirees opting to live in residential park villages along the NSW coast will be affected by a controversial new law changing the way the villages are run.
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The BROWN COUCH: Waiting list numbers don't add up

The BROWN COUCH: Waiting list numbers don't add up | Shelter | Scoop.it
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Bold approach to homelessness will take 70 most vulnerable off streets

Bold approach to homelessness will take 70 most vulnerable off streets | Shelter | Scoop.it
SEVENTY people who call the streets and underpasses of inner Sydney home will be put into permanent housing under a new scheme, as figures show a jump in the number of homeless.
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Louise Woods's curator insight, August 29, 2013 6:51 PM

Useful information for the contemporary issue of homelessness in the Shelter topic.

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Arrest threat as tenant flees noise

Arrest threat as tenant flees noise | Shelter | Scoop.it
Legal options could lead to police action to silence rowdy neighbour.

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gina lockton's curator insight, July 14, 2013 9:37 PM

Shelter - worth a read

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The BROWN COUCH: Where do the parties stand on housing?

The BROWN COUCH: Where do the parties stand on housing? | Shelter | Scoop.it
Like the iconic piece of share-house furniture after which it is named, the Brown Couch is a place where tenants can catch up on the latest news, be cheaply entertained, and commune with their fellow tenants.
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Boarding Houses legislation commenced! | HSC Legal Studies ...

Boarding Houses legislation commenced! | HSC Legal Studies ... | Shelter | Scoop.it
For more information about boarding houses and other issues related to housing and shelter, see our Research Guide HSC Legal Studies: Shelter. Use the tab 'contemporary issues' to find more information about boarding ...

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Rites of passage in your joint home of contention

Rites of passage in your joint home of contention | Shelter | Scoop.it
Disputes over money are one of the most common sources of conflict in share houses - but can they be prevented?
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One missed appointment with Centrelink was all it took to make AJ homeless | Public Interest Advocacy Centre

One missed appointment with Centrelink was all it took to make AJ homeless | Public Interest Advocacy Centre | Shelter | Scoop.it
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Causes Of Homelessness | The Homeless Hub

Causes Of Homelessness | The Homeless Hub | Shelter | Scoop.it
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Find legal answers • Living in public housing? Need repairs? NSW...

Living in public housing? Need repairs? NSW Housing has a video to explain their eRepair system, which allows you to make online requests for repair and maintenance.
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NCAT: a new tribunal structure for NSW commences in 2014 | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

NCAT: a new tribunal structure for NSW commences in 2014 | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | Shelter | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful

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Australia's hidden homelessness presents a growing problem

Australia's hidden homelessness presents a growing problem | Shelter | Scoop.it
People sleeping rough on the street are a small proportion of Australia's homeless, so what is the story behind Australia's growing 'hidden homelessness'?

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Louise Woods's curator insight, September 24, 2013 2:23 PM

Useful information (and statistics) about the scale of the homelessness epidemic in NSW. 

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Prioritising homelessness - Eureka Street

Prioritising homelessness - Eureka Street | Shelter | Scoop.it
In the 2006 Census, the number of homeless exceeded 100,000 for the first time. Kevin Rudd described this as a national disgrace and promised to cut the number in half by 2020.
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Louise Woods's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:33 PM

Relevant to the contemporary issue of homelessness in the Shelter topic.

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The BROWN COUCH: New terms lodged in boarding house agreements

The BROWN COUCH: New terms lodged in boarding house agreements | Shelter | Scoop.it
Yesterday, residents of registrable boarding houses were granted new terms in the contracts they have with the proprietor of the boarding house.
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| Changes to NSW planning laws offend rule of law principles

| Changes to NSW planning laws offend rule of law principles | Shelter | Scoop.it
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Creature comforts

Creature comforts | Shelter | Scoop.it
An impending change to strata bylaws means your apartment building could soon become a lot more pet-friendly.

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gina lockton's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:34 AM

An interesting article for SHELTER on apartments and 'by-laws'

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The BROWN COUCH: Where do the parties stand on housing: part 2 - the Liberals

The BROWN COUCH: Where do the parties stand on housing: part 2 - the Liberals | Shelter | Scoop.it
Like the iconic piece of share-house furniture after which it is named, the Brown Couch is a place where tenants can catch up on the latest news, be cheaply entertained, and commune with their fellow tenants.
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Homelessness In the Public Eye – personal stories of homelessness and fines

Homelessness In the Public Eye – personal stories of homelessness and fines | Shelter | Scoop.it
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The BROWN COUCH: An Over Occupation with Under Occupancy

The BROWN COUCH: An Over Occupation with Under Occupancy | Shelter | Scoop.it
Like the iconic piece of share-house furniture after which it is named, the Brown Couch is a place where tenants can catch up on the latest news, be cheaply entertained, and commune with their fellow tenants.
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Vacant bedroom charge: those who won't move told they will pay

Vacant bedroom charge: those who won't move told they will pay | Shelter | Scoop.it
Single people and pensioners who refuse to move out of public housing to make way for families will be charged higher rent to stay.

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Louise Woods's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:17 PM

A great article which fits into the Shelter topic - specifically to the theme of 'laws relating to shelter as a reflection of changing values and ethcial standards' and the contemporary issue of social housing (public housing).

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