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Vulnerable women given home ownership option through taxpayer-funded house project

The house-and-land packages for single women range between $320,000 and $395,000 and construction of the first nine properties is expected to begin in February next year. The deal works because the SA Housing Authority holds a percentage of the ownership via a second...

Women in Australia’s biggest cities retire younger than their urban counterparts

Cost of living pressures may be encouraging some Australians to shift to a more affordable region after retirement. But for many, rising property values have transformed retirement plans. "We’ve been very, very fortunate.” Sydney worker Jenny Lindsay, 62, will retire...

Homelessness has grown by 31% for women aged 55 & older

The number of women aged 55 and over who experience homelessness in Australia has grown by 31% between 2011 and 2016. This trend is expected to continue unless social housing provision is expanded, given the gap in men’s and women’s lifetime wealth accumulation. As...

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