Ageing in a Housing Crisis

Ageing in a Housing Crisis

Report Launch

Thursday 10 August 12.15-1.15pm
Room 2S1, Parliament House, Canberra
and online via Webex

New research conducted by Housing for the Aged Action Group by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, Western Sydney University and Curtin University examines the housing circumstances of people aged 55 years and older, based on Census analysis and Homelessness Estimates. 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.


  • Senator David Pocock
  • Professor Wendy Stone, Swinburne University
  • Associate Professor Emma Power, Western Sydney University
  • Linda Hahn, Housing Older Women Movement Queensland
  • Michelle Cook, Lived Experience Advocacy Group NSW
  • Fiona York, Executive Officer, Housing for the Aged Action Group

HAAG’s Delegation to Canberra

This event is part of Housing for the Aged Action Group’s Delegation to Canberra during Homelessness Week. HAAG is supporting a group of women with a lived experience of housing insecurity and homelessness to meet with decision-makers about the issue of older people’s housing. These women are from NSW, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia and have diverse life experiences. They will be available to speak to media on request.

Housing for the Aged Action Group is a community based organisation specialising in the housing needs of older people. The organisation was formed 40 years ago and today has over 800 members that actively campaign for housing justice.

The delegates