Bronwyn Pike launches national homelessness magazine in Hobart


December 5, 2023

In early November, Bronwyn Pike launched the ‘Poverty and Homelessness’ edition of Parity magazine at the Hobart Town Hall. Parity is a national magazine published monthly by the Council to Homeless Persons.

Poverty and homelessness are inextricably linked. In Bronwyn’s opening remarks she called for collective action to challenge the myth that Australia is a country where everyone gets a fair go.

“People have a right to the essentials of life – safe, secure and affordable housing, decent income supports, nutritious food, and opportunities to form meaningful connections. We know the problems. We know the solutions. We just need governments to have the courage to make the policy decisions and address the structural and systemic issues driving two of the biggest issues in Australian society”

Other speakers included:

  • Dr Cameron Parsell, University of Queensland: “The Nexus Between Poverty and Homelessness”
  • Lived experience panel
  • Dr Heather Holst, Victorian Residential Tenancies Commissioner: “Renting and Poverty”
  • Matthew Lloyd-Cape, Per Capita Centre for Equitable Housing: “Housing and Poverty”
  • Panel Discussion: Can we end homelessness by ending poverty?

You can watch a recording of the event and find a copy of the November edition here.

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