Book Launch: Champions of Change

Champions of Change is the history of Shelter’s 40 years as the housing justice peak in NSW, recording both its highs and lows and using this as a lens to view events in the wider social and affordable housing systems in NSW and nationally. The role of activism from which Shelter grew in the 1970s is centre stage – from the Green Bans and squatters in to the 70s, through street protests against Housing Ministers, to recent struggles at Millers Point. It asks how an advocacy peak that grew out of direct housing struggles, was the mid-wife to many other groups such as the Tenants’ Union, and now exists on a crowded housing policy stage, can continue to be a Champion of Change.

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