Media Releases by Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

30 New houses for vulnerable people in Launceston

Young people in Launceston will benefit from a new social housing development opened today, built with the help of $4.2 million from the Australian Government through the Social Housing Initiative. The Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and… Continue reading

Saying no to violence can prevent homelessness

On White Ribbon Day Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib has highlighted violence against women as a major cause of homelessness. White Ribbon Day is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, when… Continue reading

Homelessness awards nominations extended

Australians have an extra three weeks to nominate outstanding organisations committed to addressing homelessness in the first-ever National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards. With entries now closing on December 16, nominations are being sought in seven categories, which celebrate excellence, quality,… Continue reading

Consultation begins on regulation of community housing sector

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib today welcomed the launch of public consultation on a national regulatory system for community housing providers. The consultation follows June’s agreement by Australia’s Housing Ministers to introduce nationally consistent regulatory arrangements to… Continue reading

Conference looks for ways to end youth homelessness

A national youth homelessness conference is bringing together Governments, homelessness services, advocates and young people who are united in a desire to end youth homelessness. The Minister for Homelessness and Social Housing Mark Arbib said the Yfoundations’ Ending Youth Homelessness… Continue reading

Housing Solutions for Homeless in Camperdown

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek today opened the Camperdown Common Ground building providing permanent housing and 24-hour support for 52 people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Sydney.… Continue reading

125 New Social Houses in Western Sydney

Vulnerable Australians in Western Sydney will now have a place to call home thanks to $29.6 million from the Australian Government for 125 new social housing dwellings opened today. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and Member for… Continue reading

Eight New Social Housing Dwellings In Canberra

Vulnerable people in Canberra will benefit from a new social housing development opened today, supported with $1.6 million from the Australian Government. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh today welcomed the opening of… Continue reading

Minister helps the Big Issue raise awareness and funds

Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib today marked Anti-Poverty Week by helping the Big Issue, a not-for-profit community organisation that helps to tackle homelessness, sell its magazines and raise funding for homelessness. Senator Arbib said Anti-Poverty Week is… Continue reading

14 New Social Housing Dwellings in Melbourne

Vulnerable people in Melbourne will benefit from a new social housing development opened today, supported with $3.5 million from the Australian Government. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and the Senator for Victoria Gavin Marshall today welcomed the… Continue reading

104 New Social Housing Units for Dalyellup

The Federal Labor Government has responded to the shortage in affordable housing for older community members in the Bunbury region by fully funding a new $22.7 million social housing development in Dalyellup. The Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark… Continue reading

84 New Social Housing Dwellings in Melbourne

Vulnerable people, including seniors and people with disability, will benefit from a new social housing development opened in Broadmeadows today. Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness Mark Arbib and Federal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou said the new development in… Continue reading

Helping young people reconnect with their families

Young people at risk of homelessness in Adelaide will benefit from today’s opening of Ruby’s Therapeutic Youth Service in Enfield, a new social housing development built with the help of $438,000 in Australian Government funding. Federal Minister for the Status… Continue reading

30 New Houses for Vulnerable Territorians

People at risk of homelessness in the Darwin area will benefit from the opening today of Ted Collins Village, a new social housing development built with the help of $6 million in Australian Government funding. Senator for the Northern Territory… Continue reading

102 New Social Housing Units for Northbridge

Men at risk of homelessness in Northbridge are set to benefit from 102 new social housing units which will be built with the help of $18 million from the Australian Government. The Lentara Men’s Hostel in Northbridge will be demolished… Continue reading

24 new apartments for vulnerable South Australians

Vulnerable people, including older Australians, living in Campbelltown are set to benefit from the opening of a housing project delivered by the Gillard Government. Senator for South Australia, Anne McEwen, welcomed the opening of the project delivered under the Government’s… Continue reading

14 new apartments for vulnerable South Australians

Vulnerable people living in Noarlunga Downs, are set to benefit from today’s opening of a housing project delivered under the Gillard Government’s national commitment to housing affordability and homelessness. Senator for South Australia Alex Gallacher attended the opening of the… Continue reading