Tools and Resources

These tools and resources aim to promote best practice across the sector.

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Community attitudes towards poverty and inequality in Australia

Presentations and Webinars | Publication Date: 14 December 2023

A seminar on the findings from the ACOSS and UNSW partnership report, presented by Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Jacqueline Phillips and Mark Chenery for the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre on...


Ending Child Poverty in Australia – BSL Talks

Presentations and Webinars | Publication Date: 27 October 2023

Special Anti-Poverty Week edition of the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) Talks webinars. Focuses on Ending child poverty in...


ABCB Standard for Livable Housing Design (mandatory)

Guides and Templates | Publication Date: 24 April 2023

The ABCB has released 2 new publications to support practitioners’ understanding of the new livable housing design provisions in the NCC, and the ABCB Standard for Livable Housing...


The Business of Tomorrow

Guides and Templates Policy/Procedure Sector Initiatives | Publication Date: 2023-10-12

This book offers systems founded on needs rather than debt, and as such alters reality through new housing, trading, and energy systems. The to be launched by the end of the...


A Guide to Providing Housing Focused Support

Guides and Templates | Publication Date: 1 December 2022

Build your knowledge of activities and interventions that help people to gain and sustain a home with this series of practice guides. Each guide breaks down a core component of housing-focused...


In 2005 the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment released a three part resource on Effective Engagement: building relationships with community and other stakeholder. In 2015, it...


Tenant Participation (Q Shelter Learning Exchange held June 2022)

Guides and Templates | Publication Date: 24 June 2022

Tenant participation is an important part of the work undertaken by Community Housing Providers, it is a two-way process involving tenants working in partnership with providers to share ideas,...


Domestic and Family Violence Resources

Toolkits | Publication Date: 17 June 2022

As a community, we all have a responsibility to put an end to domestic and family violence. In our role as a peak body, Q Shelter has engaged in work which aims to equip providers of housing and...