Raise the Roof Podcasts

HAAGs radio show Raise the Roof airs at 5:30pm every second Wednesday 3CR Community Radio 855AM. The show explores the latest in housing issues, older people and tenants rights.

HAAG at Midsumma - older LGBTI people and housing

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Fiona speaks to Robert Brierley, member of HAAG's LGBTI community advisory group about Midsumma and the upcoming Better Together conferenceTo complete HAAG's survey go to: LGBTI surveyFor information about our upcoming Loud, Proud and Unhoused events 

Finding Care - new Care Finder program at HAAG and end of the ACH era

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Shane talks to Steph and Kobi about the new Federal Government program Care Finder, which is replacing the Assistance with Care and Housing program nationally.

Summer of Public Housing

Wednesday, December 28, 2022
In this special summer edition, we hear extracts from a number of interviews we have done in 2022 on the topic of public housing. Firstly, Dr David Kelly crunches the numbers on the Big Housing Build announcement, then we hear fom Barack Beacon resident Margaret Kelly. Lucie McMahon, documentary maker, talks about the experience of the Walker St public housing estate in Northcote and Simon Robinson from OFFICE talks about cost-effective alternatives to demolition. In between Shane has a rant about the government's treatement of public housing.

Consumer Action

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Shane and Fiona talk to Gerard Brody from Consumer Action Law Centre about the consumer issues that particularly affect older people, such as dodgy retirement contracts, reverse mortgages, and other scams

Office Politics

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Shane and Fiona talk to Simon Robinson, managing director of not-for-profit research firm Office about their recently release reports to Retain, Repair and Reinvest in the Ascot Vale and Barack Beacon public housing estates, rather than demolishing them and giving them to private developers.You can find the reports here: https://office.org.au/

"A Dog of an Act"

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Shane and Fiona talk to Lawrie Robertson, Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria, about the good and the bad of living in Retirement Villages, the issues with current laws, and what residents would like to see under a new Act.RRVV can be contacted via their website www.rrvv.org.au where you can join to become a member, receive information about retirement villages, including what to plan for if you are thinking of moving into one.

Public Housing Front Line

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Fiona and Shane talk to Kerrie Byrne from the Save Public Housing Collective and Public Housing Front Line about the state of public housing in Victoria and their planned rally at the Ministers office, calling for action on the backlog of repairs and maintenance, the "embargo" on rent rebates and complaints. 

Housing Older Women in Queensland

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Shane and Fiona talk to Jade and Sharon about their recently opened support service for older women, supported by us here at HAAGTo see their website: https://www.howss.org.au/The Retirement Village Act Review consultation is available here: https://engage.vic.gov.au/retirementvillagesact

Manufacturing Dissent?

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
On today's show, Shane talks to Judy Duff, a HAAG member and Chair of the Manufactured Home Owners Association of Victoria, an organisation of and for residential park residents. They talk about the group's history and aims, the big issues residents face, and the recent Roundtable co-organised by HAAG and the Commissioner for Residential Tenancies. You can contact the MHOA by calling 0431 347 797 or email info.mhoa.vic@gmail.com, or contact HAAG on (03) 9654 7389. 

Things will be Different - Walker Street Estate documentary

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Shane and Fiona spoke to Lucie McMahon and Celeste Declario-Davis about their new documentary "Things will be different", documenting the so-called "renewal" of public housing in Northcote, Victoria. To find out more go to www.thingswillbedifferent.com