On 28 February Ruth Medd and Marie Coleman met with Minister Tony Burke to discuss affordable rental housing and the future of NRAS. The Housing Adviser to Minister Macklin also attended.
The Housing workshop at Parliament House on 28 February was a valuable opportunity for developing networks between the housing sector and women’s organisations- a report on discussions is in preparation. Professor Judy Yates’ overview of the shortfall in home ownership and affordable housing is at Overview Presentation
Marie Coleman joined representatives of YWCA housing providers for a meeting on 1 March with advisers to the Hon. The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard MP. Some ideas arising from the workshop were presented. YWCA representatives outlined their support for NRAS and their difficulties in accessing it.