5th February 2013 SERVICE SECTOR REFORM PROJECT
by Pro Bono Australia News
A new Victorian Government project aimed at reforming community services is an historic opportunity to improve outcomes for vulnerable people and communities, according to the Victorian Council of Social Service.
4th February 2013 VICTORIAN WOMEN’S BENEVOLENT TRUST GRANTS PROGRAM - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 4 FEBRURARY 2013
The VWBT is calling for applications for projects that enhance conditions for women and girls living in Victoria, which lead to long-term, socially progressive change. VWBT are particularly interested in project applications that take new and creative approaches and partnerships to vexed issues of social and economic disadvantage and discrimination.
4th February 2013 HOLMESGLEN HOME TO A NEW YOUTH FOYER
by Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell and Minister for Higher Education Peter Hall
The Victorian Coalition Government’s groundbreaking Youth Foyer project has reached an important milestone, with Holmesglen TAFE today named as the site of the first Foyer to begin operations.
2nd February 2013 O'CONNOR APPOINTED MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION CITIZENSHIP
by The Australian Government
I thank the Prime Minister for appointing me as Minister for Immigration and Citizenship in the Gillard Cabinet. I am honoured to take on this challenging role and I thank Minister Bowen for his hard work in this area. Australia is a country built on migration and, as a migrant myself, I understand the importance and complexities of the portfolios.
1st February 2013 ABBOTT IGNORES HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND HOMELESS
by The Hon. Brendan O'Connor - Federal Minister for Housing, Homelessness and Small Business
Tony Abbott demonstrated his lack of understanding of the real pressures facing Australian families and households with his failure to mention housing affordability or homelessness in his half-hour speech to the National Press Club, Minister for Housing and Homelessness Brendan O’Connor said today.
1st February 2013 GOING FROM BUMP TO BABE
by Charlotte King - ABC Online
Women are given a world of advice when they first become pregnant on how to care for their growing baby. But what if you're struggling to get your own, basic needs met? A program in Mildura for struggling mothers-to-be is gaining momentum.
31st January 2013 CAROLINE CHISHOLM SOCIETY IS MOVING FROM PARK STREET TO SHUTER STREET MOONEE PONDS ON 11/2/13
In preparation for the move the agency's computers and phones will be disconnected on Friday 31st January and staff will not have access to computers until the 15/2/12.
If you need to contact Kerry (the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Worker) please send a text or call Kerry’s work mobile on 0439 904 321 or call the head office on 9361 7000 and ask them to pass on a message.
31st January 2013 HOUSING MINISTER MEETS HAPPY TENANT
by The Australian Government
Ms Jacobson, a widow on the Age Pension, is one of the many thousands of low and moderate income earners across the nation benefitting from the Gillard Government’s $4.5 billion National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).
31st January 2013 NFPS WANT POOR AND VULNERABLE THE FOCUS FOR ELECTION 2013
by Pro Bono Australia
Not For Profits have welcomed the Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s announcement of the upcoming Federal election on September 14 but have called on leaders to focus on the poor and vulnerable at home and abroad.
31st January 2013 ELECTION 2013 – A REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NFP SECTOR
by David Crosbie
The announcement of a September Federal election provides a very important and timely opportunity for the Not for Profit sector to ensure the reform agenda it needs, says David Crosbie, the CEO of the Community Council for Australia and member of the Not-for-profit Sector Reform Council.
31st January 2013 VCOSS IDEAS PAPER ON SERVICE SECTOR REFORM IN VICTORIA - DECEMBER 2012
This Ideas Paper has been developed by the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) to shape discussions within government and across community sector organisations on how we can work together more effectively to support better outcomes for those who we work with.
31st January 2013 NEPCP CLOSING THE GAP PROJECT
by North East Primary Care Partnership
The North East Primary Care Partnership (PCP) is currently funded by the Department of Health’s North West and Metropolitan Region (NWMR) for a Closing the Health Gap project.