Do we care that Australia has turned single women of all ages, and mothers with children, into refugees in their own land; living, hidden from public view, in insecure, unsuitable, overcrowded and often unsafe places.
A growing number of mature women are finding ourselves at risk of home-lessness. We have reached this point as a result of a combination of three factors, bad health, bad judgement and simple bad luck. This is my story.
We all see the world through our tiny gilded opera glasses. We each have a minute field of vision on which to base our actions, our attitudes and our beliefs about the world in which we live.
Keeping ourselves in the public eye and, even more importantly maybe, in the political eye, is an ongoing task. Keeping our message clear is also important. Here are some tips on how to email your various representatives in federal and state politics.
One issue with many of the short-term or alternative forms of housing is the very grey area around tenant's rights. Do you have any? Most states have independent bodies that will provide you with free information about your rights, and some also act as advocacy bodies to improve tenant's rights.