Council on the Ageing's National Policy Forum will place the spotlight on what housing means in later life and explore current policy issues and future trends around housing for older Australians. Jeff Fiedler will be speaking on behalf of the Ageing on the Edge - National Action Project about actions we need to take to prevent homelessness amongst older people.

The Government has recently responded to the 2016 Access to Justice Review, prepared by the Department of Justice and Regulation.HAAG made a submission to this review, which included six background papers and related terms of reference. 

Download HAAGs submission here
Download overview of access to justice submission here

Ageing on the Edge - National Action Project, along with a coalition of organisations, have begun a campaign to improve the dire situation facing older tenants in New South Wales.

Through operating our Home at Last service in Victoria we know that things are tough for older people in the private rental market. We've heard that things are bad for older people in New South Wales but we need to know more about how this affects the lives of people everyday.

Ageing on the Edge – National Action Project is underway in New South Wales, with key groups coming together to plan for action. A Reference Group Meeting was held on the 18th of May the NSW Federation of Housing Associations and was attended by representatives of Homelessness NSW, The Mercy Foundation, Aged Care Services Australia, The Tenants Union, The Benevolent Society as well as Family and Community Services.

The latest Rental Affordability Index found that pensioners are being priced out of the rental market. No surprise to HAAG members who have been feeling the rental squeeze for many years.

May 2017

Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) says that the Treasurers budget falls short of delivering housing security for older Australians.
‘The measures put in place in this budget seem to cater mostly for middle-class, income earners and neglect the needs of the most vulnerable; those on government pensions’ says co-manager at HAAG Fiona York.


Exciting new partnerships are developing for the Project in Tasmania. This week Jeff Fiedler visited Hobart to begin networking and developing links with key housing and older persons organisations.

During the trip Jeff attended an event on May 2 called The Big Squeeze organised by Anglicare. The event highlighted information from their recent national Rental Affordability Snapshot.