4th March 2013 FECCA SURVEY – ACCESS AND EQUITY SURVEY FOR AUSTRALIANS FROM CALD BACKGROUNDS
by The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia
The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is the national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Each year, FECCA conducts Access and Equity consultations across Australia to learn about the experiences of CALD people in accessing Government services in a range of areas including employment, education, health, aged care services and more. As part of this process, an online survey is developed to gather additional feedback from CALD Australians, which will subsequently be provided to Government on how effective the services it provides are, and where opportunities for improvement exist.
4th March 2013 SOCIAL MIX - A QUAGMIRE OF SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL POLICY
by Ross Smith - The Rimfire Review
For many years the mantra of Social Mix has been used by various state governments in Australia to justify the financing of the redevelopment of public housing estates by selling off land mass to the Development sector. This model voids the need for governments to spend money on replacing aged public housing stock and removes the outstanding maintenance backlog from their books. The same model is used in other countries including the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States.
4th March 2013 BRIGHT FUTURES OPEN FOR REFERRALS
by Merri Outreach Support Service
The Bright Futures Children’s Specialist Support Service works in collaboration with homelessness support agencies in the NW metro region to respond to the specific needs of children affected by homelessness and/or family violence.
27th February 2013 INVITATION TO THE MOONEE VALLEY HEALTH AND WELLBEING FORUM
by Moonee Valley City Council
Moonee Valley City Council is currently developing the Moonee Valley Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-17 and is convening a forum to encourage stakeholders and community members to have input into this plan.
26th February 2013 WIRE’S NEW HOUSING INFORMATION BOOKLETS FOR WOMEN IN VICTORIA
by WIRE Women's Information
On Tuesday, 26 February 2013, the Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Community Services Mrs Andrea Coote MLC is launching two new Housing Information Booklets for Women in Victoria (Books 1 & 2) by not-for-profit organisation WIRE Women’s Information.
WIRE’s two new housing information booklets aim to help women in housing crises to understand and navigate Victoria’s housing system in order to find a safe, secure and affordable place to live in:
25th February 2013 POOR, ISOLATED AND WORRIED WOMEN AT RISK OF VIOLENCE
by Lisa Davies - The Sydney Morning Herald
WOMEN under financial or personal stress who lack social support are more at risk of being the victim of physical abuse. And if alcohol abuse exists in the household as well - either their own or a partner's - the risk doubles.
25th February 2013 YOUTH FACE SNAKES AND LADDERS ON THE PATH TO FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
by Lucas Walsh - The Conversation
Getting a job is a major concern for young Australians. Last year’s National Survey of Young Australians showed a large rise in the proportion of young people valuing getting a job, from 16% in 2010 to 22.7% in 2011. The recently launched 2012 Youth Survey, which focused on young people aged 15 to 19, suggests that some need to find work to help pay for household bills, school books and other necessities.
25th February 2013 AGREEMENT ON HOMELESSNESS IN LIMBO
by Pro Bono News
National welfare Not for Profit Mission Australia has warned that vital support to thousands of vulnerable and homeless Australians is in limbo, while a crucial funding agreement between the Federal and State governments remains unsigned.
25th February 2013 HOMELESS SERVICES WAIT ON FUNDING
by Rachel Browne - The Age
Welfare agencies supporting Australia's most disadvantaged people are in limbo following a delay to a critical funding agreement between federal and state governments.
25th February 2013 LEGAL AID 'NEEDS $49M' BAILOUT
by Jane Lee - The Age
CASH-STRAPPED Victoria Legal Aid would need $49 million to solve its funding crisis and has reached breaking point, lawyers say.