On the 1st of May, a group of 140 residents of retirement villages, residential villages, caravan parks and independent living units came together at a Retirement Housing Forum at Victoria University to ensure the inquiry recommendations are seriously considered and acted upon as part of future reform.
The group prioritised a number of the Victorian Government's Parliamentary Inquiry's recommendations.
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As part of the NSW government’s Ageing Strategy 2016-20, Jeff Fiedler gave a presentation to the Rental Options Roundtable for Older People that was attended by 50 key representatives of agencies in NSW including the Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies.
Welcome to the first Older Tenants Voice for 2017!
This edition explores some of the achievements of HAAG and its members over the past 3 months including Retirement Housing Sector Reform and the expansion of HAAG Assistance for Housing and Care (ACH) services into the Barwon Region We also discuss some of the challenges faced through threatened federal government cuts to essential services.
We also pay our respects to Carmel McMennemin, life-time member of HAAG and pioneer for housing rights in Victoria.
As part of HAAG's Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) education, this film is part of a collection that highlights some different circumstances that can lead to housing crisis, and the impact the right solution has on people's lives.
Peter and Anna are hard working older people who have rented since coming to Australia. They, like so many others, suffer the consequences of a rental system that favours the rights of landlords. This is their story.
"You Can't Ask That asks homeless people the awkward, inappropriate or uncomfortable questions you've always wanted to know the answers to, but never had the guts to ask" - this episode includes input from clients and HAAG staff.
HAAG's tenancy worker talks to Jeff Fiedler and April Bragg about the inspiring life of Carmel McMennemin, a longtime member of HAAG who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. This show celebrates her memory and the values she spent her life fighting for.