The WA Housing Hub is designed to be an interactive online platform to foster the sharing of information, generate discussion and promote collaboration across the housing community.

This section provides a summary of the latest news, events and policy updates relating to the WA affordable housing and homelessness sectors. If your organisation would like to share articles, reports, new housing and support service updates and information please contact us through info@wahousinghub.org.au. Shelter WA also sends out a fortnightly electronic newsletter available to everyone through the 'sign up' button at the bottom of this page.

Stopping family and domestic violence must be election priority

Anti-domestic violence advocates are calling for the major political parties to outline their policies before the upcoming election on how they plan to address family and domestic violence in WA.

Women’s Council for Domestic Family Violence Services CEO Angela Hartwig said too many West Australians had been killed or seriously injured, both physically and mentally, as a direct result of family and domestic violence.

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Shelter WA Pre-Election Update

The proposed stamp duty discount for seniors, wanting to downsize, is an indication the WA Liberal Party is beginning to understand how essential property tax reform is to facilitate housing affordability in Western Australia.

At the official launch of the Liberal Party’s 2017 campaign, Mr Colin Barnett announced a $15,000 seniors stamp duty discount for those wanting to downsize.

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WA's charity sector driver of economic activity : report reveals

WA needs to stop seeing our social services as a drain on the economy and the public purse, WACOSS CEO Louise Giolitto said.

“The annual revenue of the sector is around $12.7 billion, with $6.7 billion put into annual employee expenses. With the sector’s wages typically spent locally, they make a significant contribution to the WA economy," Ms Giolitto  said.

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