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Posted 25-08-2021
The deaths of people living on the street and in the parklands aren't counted - Peter Sandeman

Very little is known about the deaths of homeless people. The deaths of people living on the street and in the parklands aren't counted. Unvalued and forgotten except by other street people and their workers, the deaths of homeless people are a hidden tragedy.

Posted 25-08-2021
Dying Homeless in Australia: We Must Measure It Better

You can’t change what you don’t measure — so goes the saying. We frequently measure metrics such as the unemployment rate and road fatalities, which in turn, are used to drive government policy and budget decisions. However, there remains a vast gap in our knowledge base about dying homeless in Australia. And without concrete evidence, how can you drive and measure change?

Posted 12-08-2021
Australian Alliance to End Homelessness welcomes parliamentary inquiry into homelessness recommendations, urges government action

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) welcomes the final report on the inquiry into homelessness in Australia by the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, and is urging the Australian Government to implement a number of the report’s recommendations before June 2022.

Posted 10-08-2021
‘Housing is healthcare’: Renewed calls for urgent Australian Government action on rough sleeping homelessness

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) have joined forces to urge the Australian Government to show leadership on this critical issue by urgently commissioning a national homelessness deaths and life expectancy gap reporting framework.

Posted 05-08-2021
‘Invisible homeless deaths’: An estimated 134 people died in NSW last year while sleeping rough

New research by the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) and the University of Western Australian (UWA) reveals that an estimated 134 people died while sleeping rough in NSW last year.

Posted 04-08-2021
‘First of its kind’: WA research raising national awareness of rough sleeping homelessness deaths, urges Australian Government action

New research by the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) and the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Home2Health team is helping to raise national awareness of rough sleeping homelessness deaths, marking the first Australian study of its kind to collect data around this tragic, largely overlooked occurrence.

Posted 04-08-2021
‘Invisible homeless deaths’: An estimated 90 people died in Queensland last year while sleeping rough

New research by the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) and the University of Western Australian (UWA) reveals that an estimated 90 people died while sleeping rough in Queensland last year.

Posted 02-08-2021
‘Invisible homeless deaths’: An estimated 20 people died in South Australia last year while sleeping rough

New research by the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) and the University of Western Australian (UWA) reveals that an estimated 20 people died while sleeping rough in South Australia last year.

Posted 13-05-2021
AAEH Statement on Australian Labor Party's Housing Australia Future Fund

The Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) offers the following comments on Labor’s Housing Australia Future Fund announcement.

Posted 07-05-2021
AAEH Media Release: Urgent government action needed to ensure people experiencing homelessness can access the COVID-19 vaccine

With no plans in place to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness, the Australian Health, Housing and Homelessness Network (A3HN) and the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness (AAEH) are calling for urgent action from the Australian and state governments.