Housing, Welfare and the Return to Family

Panel at Queer Provocations, Feb 2016 Audios here: https://soundcloud.com/qpradio/housing-welfare-and-the-return-to-family-01-intro?in=qpradio/sets/housing-welfare-and-the-return In the past few years there has been an increasing focus on entrenching people’s reliance on the family, to funnelling people into a particular modes of relationships, as well as magnifying the pressures on people to stay in relationships that they might otherwise leave. In this…

Staying home and shutting up

Notes on the restructure and closure of specialist homelessness services in NSW Concerns about productivity are always bound up in how the family and the household are organised. The people that bear the brunt of these battles tend to be women. The present reorganisation of welfare tells us about how the political class is thinking…

Postcards from Wales

The ways we know each other and ourselves are transformed through collective struggles. Sometimes we manage to exceed and push beyond what is anticipated. The bonds formed between Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners and mining communities in South Wales are one such example. Matthew Warchus’s film Pride got us thinking about what notion of…