Archives for December 2011

Housing

Housing

NFAW with women’s Alliances launches important new project to expand affordable rental housing. For more information click here

Women’s housing stress is a major emerging social issue as identified in the Alliance briefing note. The importance for young women, female headed families and older women of ensured long-term access to housing which is affordable, accessible and sustainable is of primary importance.

The Hon.Tony Burke MHR, Minister for Affordable Housing, will open a workshop on affordable rental housing for women in February 2011.

NFAW’s representative on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Gender Statistics Advisory Group has obtained ABS agreement to include housing data in its upcoming new gender indicators.

NFAW, with the YWCA of Canberra, has negotiated an agreement to establish a demonstration affordable rental housing project in the ACT. Formal announcements will be made in 2011

Copy of Australian Women’s Archives Project

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced the first recipients of the Community Centenary Initiative Fund which supports community-driven projects and events that enhance the program of activities being developed for the Centenary of Canberra in 2013.
The Australian Women’s Archives Project was awarded $38,500 for a permanent on-line exhibition – From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher – A Century of Women’s Contributions to Canberra