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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 Shelter WA also sends out a fortnightly electronic newsletter available to everyone through the 'sign up' button at the bottom of this page.

HIFG 2016-2017 Update

HIFG 2016-2017 Update

The WA Housing Minister Peter Tinley this week formally launched the Housing Industry Forecasting Group’s (HIFG) 2016-2016 Update at an event in Perth.

The HIFG is a joint industry and government organisation that provides independent commentary about the housing sector.

Associate Professor Steven Rowley, who is the HIFG Chair and Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s Curtin Research Centre, spoke after Mr Tinley.

The Associate Professor spoke about several topics in relation to housing, including affordability.

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Shelter WA meets Ministers to discuss housing and homelessness

Shelter WA recently met with Hon Peter Tinley, the Minister for Housing, Veterans Issues and Youth and the Hon Simone McGurk, Minister for Child Protection, Women’s Interests, Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence and Community Services to discuss the Western Australian Labor government’s position on social and affordable housing and homelessness. Both Ministers stated a strong commitment to ensuring that effective policies are implemented to address housing and homelessness issues and to working collaboratively with Shelter WA and the housing and homelessness sectors to achieve this.

New strata reforms to support new and diverse housing in WA

Shelter WA congratulates the Western Australian Labor Government for taking steps to reform strata title in Western Australia.

The Government recently announced it supported the drafting of legislation to reform strata title in WA.

It said the move is the first major shake-up of strata title legislation in 20 years and comes after significant growth in strata living throughout the State.

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