6th August 2012 FAMILIES, POVERTY AND MOBILITY
by Andrew Leigh - Online Opinion
There are two polar views on why poverty persists across generations. On the hardline conservative view, poverty is the result of bad choices: not staying in school, not taking a job, not waiting to have a child. At the other end of the spectrum is the view that poverty is simply a lack of money. Provide enough income support, and intergenerational poverty will disappear.
6th August 2012 NEW FACE OF HOMELESSNESS
by The Northern Weekly
Forget the stereotype, Linley Wilkie reports on the new face of homelessness - middle-aged women.
6th August 2012 WE NEED TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS
by Rob Evers - Online Opinion
In May 2008, the then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd identified homelessness as “a national obscenity”. Two years later, the federal Labor government released a white paper, ‘The Road Home’, focusing on halving homelessness by 2020. But now, four years later, homelessness has fallen off the public policy map, and as a nation we are no closer to removing this “obscenity” from our society.
6th August 2012 RESEARCH SHOWS TENANTS ARE SATISFIED WITH PUBLIC HOUSING
by Australian Government
The acting Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Julie Collins, today welcomed the latest research analysis showing most public and community housing tenants are satisfied with the quality of their housing.
3rd August 2012 HOUSING TENANTS FEAR EVICTION
by Anna MacDonald - ABC 7.30 Victoria
The State Government is considering moving public housing tenants out after several years, to make room for thousands more on the waiting list.
2nd August 2012 HOMELESSNESS LAW NEEDS MAJOR RETHINK - PIAC
by Pro Bono News
The Federal Government’s draft Homelessness Bill 2012 needs a major re-think in order to have a positive, practical impact on people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).
2nd August 2012 NEW EMPLOYING PEOPLE MANUAL - NOW AVAILABLE!
The VCOSS Clearinghouse is excited to announce the launch of the new Employing People manual.This practical manual takes you through the whole employment process, from recruitment to termination.
2nd August 2012 SAVE SHASP CAMPAIGN
The Save SHASP Campaign is seeking community support to restore services to vulnerable households and put this highly successful program back on track for the long-run.
2nd August 2012 SECURE OCCUPANCY IN RENTAL HOUSING: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
More Australians are renting for longer periods but their ability to create a home is constrained by cultural norms, housing market conditions and policy and legal settings that discourage secure occupancy. A comparison with rental systems in other countries suggests ways that this issue could be addressed in Australia.
1st August 2012 THOUSANDS WAITING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING
by Laura Little - The Wyndham Weekly
DESPITE a drop in the number of people waiting for public housing across the western suburbs, some Wyndham residents are still being forced to go without - some having waited for up to 10 years.
1st August 2012 AMNESTY FINDS NEW MONEY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING
by Qld Government
The results of a state wide amnesty for undeclared public housing sector tenants will lead to substantial additional income to construct new dwellings.
1st August 2012 CALL FOR MENTAL HEALTH TO BE PART OF NDIS
by Pro Bono News
The Chair of the newly formed National Mental Health Commission (NMHC), Professor Allan Fels, has called for mental health to be included in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
1st August 2012 SOCIAL MEDIA FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES FOR AUSSIE CHARITIES
by Pro Bono News
In the rapidly-changing world of social media, the national peak body for fundraising – the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has launched what it says are the first, definitive best-practice guidelines for social media fundraising.