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A delegation of older people impacted by the housing crisis is visiting Parliament House in Canberra today to demand better for Australians as they age. They arrive in Canberra with new research that shows increasing numbers of older people are retiring with mortgage debt or living in private rental. Staggeringly, more than 227,000 older Australians on low incomes living in private rental, are paying unaffordable levels of rent. It’s taking a toll on the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of a large and growing amount of Australians as they age

10 Aug 2023

New original research conducted by Housing for the Aged Action Group by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Western Sydney University and Curtin University examining the housing circumstances of people aged 55 years and older, based on 2021 and 2011 Census analysis. The research launch will include both an analysis of the findings and the voices of people with a lived experience of homelessness, in a panel discussion introduced by Senator David Pocock.

Our new outpost in NSW, meetings in Queensland, and plans for the next At Risk forum.


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Ageing on the Edge is a project of Housing for the Aged Action Group supported by the Wicking Trust