13th November 2012 NUMBER OF HOMELESS UP BY 17%
by Simon Cullen - ABC chief political correspondent
The Federal Housing Minister says the Government is steadfast in its commitment to halve the rate of homelessness by 2020 - despite the latest figures showing an increase over the past five years.
12th November 2012 ABS FIGURES SHOW A REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF ROUGH SLEEPERS
by The Australian Government
Minister for Housing and Homelessness Brendan O’Connor reaffirmed the Gillard Government’s commitment to tackling homelessness following today’s release of the latest data on homelessness by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
12th November 2012 MORE HOMELESS DESPITE $1 BILLION FUNDING
by Rachel Browne - WA Today
The rate of homelessness in Australia rose eight per cent between 2006 and 2011, despite public funding of $1.1 billion as part of a Federal Government promise to halve homelessness by 2020.
12th November 2012 QUEENSLAND RENTS CONTINUE TO OUTPACE CPI
by Queensland Shelter
Queensland Shelter is exasperated by the latest RTA data showing rents have continued to increase faster than the Consumer Price Index.
9th November 2012 BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT HOMELESS
by Pro Bono News Australia
An Australian social enterprise is giving away 100,000 billboard ‘photo spots’ as part of a new social media campaign to support homeless and disadvantaged women.
9th November 2012 COMMUNITY HOUSING FEDERATION OF VICTORIA EXECUTIVE OFFICER UPDATE
by Community Housing Federation of Victoria Executive Officer, Lesley Dredge.
On Wednesday members and Community Housing supporters heard from the Federal Minister for Housing, Brendan O’Connor, at a CHFV networking lunch. The Minister was enthusiastic about the role community housing plays and “the Federal Labor Government believes that a strong community housing sector is worth investing in.”
9th November 2012 INTRODUCING OUR NEW CAMPAIGN MANAGER
by Paul McDonald - Chairperson - Australians for Affordable Housing
Australians for Affordable Housing are pleased to introduce their new Campaign Manager, Joel Pringle.
8th November 2012 COLLABORATION IS THE KEY TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING
by Pro Bono News Australia
The only way Australia will overcome the diverse and complex problems around affordable housing issues is if all sectors of the industry come together with a collaborative approach, a national Forum has been told.
8th November 2012 DVRCV SMARTSAFE RESEARCH PROJECT - GATHERING VICTORIAN WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES
by Domestic Violence Resource Centre
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) has been funded by Victorian Legal Aid to conduct research into technology-facilitating stalking in the context of domestic violence, such as through the use of smart phones or tablets. We now hope to gather information from individual women’s experiences in this area and have designed a further survey for this purpose.
8th November 2012 PROTECTING CHILDREN CHANGING LIVES: A NEW WAY OF WORKING
by Message from the Minister for Community Services to child protection staff
A new child protection operating model commenced on Monday, 5 November 2012, which represents the most significant reform to the child protection workforce in more than three decades.
8th November 2012 ONLINE PETITIONS - THE NEW ACTIVISM TOOL FOR SUCCESS?
by Jackie Hanafie - Pro Bono News Australia
The campaigning tactic of petitioning is as old as time, but with the increase of digital technologies, the last five years have seen the introduction of a number of major web initiatives for online petitioning in Australia.
7th November 2012 SERVICE AGREEMENTS UPDATE
The new Department of Human Services (DHS) Service Agreement format was finalised at the end of June this year and will operate across DHS, Health and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), with only a few clauses differing between the three departments.