8th August 2012 NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS WEEK
by The Australian Government
Australians concerned about homelessness are this week holding special events across the country to celebrate National Homeless Persons’ Week and raise awareness of the issue.
7th August 2012 MINISTER LOOKS TO FINLAND TO SOLVE HOMELESSNESS
by ABC AM with Tony Eastly
The Federal Government doesn't know if it's on course to meet its target to cut the homelessness rate by 20 per cent in six years. In 2008 the then prime minister Kevin Rudd set the interim goal and promised to halve the problem by 2020. The Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Brendan O'Connor, concedes Labor may need some new ideas if it's going to deliver.
7th August 2012 SECTOR UPDATE: ABS REVIEW OF COUNTING THE HOMELESS
After several months of considered work with the HSRG, the ABS is preparing to release the outcomes of the Review. Drawing on the learnings from Australia’s leading homelessness academics Professors Chris Chamberlain and David MacKenzie, advice from the HSRG, international research and local evidence, the ABS will launch a paper on 11 September 2012.
7th August 2012 CONSUMER UPDATE - PEER EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAM (PESP)
Last week PESP members participated in two speaking engagements. Brian Mooreshead was invited to be a guest speaker at Latrobe University in Bendigo, where he shared his insights into homelessness from a consumer perspective with social work students.
7th August 2012 PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION! STANDING STRONG FOR SISTERS DAY OUT!
by Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria
The Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria is circulating a petition that requests that the funding for “Sisters Day Out” (well being workshops for Aboriginal women) be reinstated.
7th August 2012 MINISTER ON RIGHT TRACK OVER HOMELESS, SAYS VINNIES
by Cath News
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has welcomed the statement by the Minister for Homelessness, Brendan O’Connor, recognising the need to give people who are homeless permanent accommodation first and then provide the appropriate services to assist them, according to a statement by St Vincent de Paul.
7th August 2012 14,000 REASONS TO TAKE ACTION ON HOMELESS PERSONS WEEK
by The Greens
Australian Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam has urged the state and Federal governments to work together on urgent action to address homelessness, as figures show the public housing wait list has doubled in Western Australia and 105,000 Australians are homeless.
7th August 2012 OLYMPIC SPIRIT RETURNS TO HEIDELBERG
by Victorian Government - Minister for Housing
A 10 year redevelopment of public housing will benefit hundreds of tenants in the Heidelberg area, Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell said today.
6th August 2012 SHARED POLITICAL WILL IS CRUCIAL TO HALVE HOMELESSNESS
by Eleri Morgan-Thomas - The National Times - Opinion
Back in 2008, when newly minted prime minister Kevin Rudd announced Labor's goals for halving homelessness and providing all rough sleepers with access to accommodation by 2020, there was no shortage of cynics ready to pour scorn on the idea.
6th August 2012 GOVT URGED TO EXTEND HOMELESS FUNDING
by Pro Bono News
Not for Profit organisations have called on the Federal Government to extend its funding of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) beyond the end of this financial year in June 2013.