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.
25th February 2013 UPCOMING HAIR AND BEAUTY ‘CAREER START’ PROGRAM
by Janice Kennedy - Access Program Coordinator - Melbourne, Eastern & Western Victoria
Starting on 25th February 2013 this 8 week full time government funded program (Course Code N14937) consists of two consecutive and compulsory phases (study and supported job search).
24th February 2013 SALVOS LASH OUT AT 'TOUGH ON CRIME' POLICIES
by Shane Green - The Age
THE Salvation Army has strongly criticised the Baillieu government for its ''tough'' law and order policies, saying it is extremely concerned about the impact they are having on vulnerable people's lives.
24th February 2013 LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT HIGHEST IN TWO DECADES
by Natasha Bita - Adelaide Now
LONG-TERM unemployment has hit a two-decade high, after dole numbers leapt 20 per cent in 12 months. The alarming increase includes 73,000 single parents who failed to find work when the Gillard Government kicked them off their parenting pensions on January 1.
23rd February 2013 PUSH TO FULL-TIME WORK PUNISHES SINGLE MUMS
by Patricia Karvelas - The Australian
SINGLE mothers who have been forced on to Newstart and accept a full-time minimum wage job are losing so much money in government benefits they are effectively earning $7.42 an hour for the transitional hours to full-time work.
20th February 2013 DELVING INTO NOTIONS OF HOMELESSNESS
by Sally Warhaft - 774 ABC Radio
Sally Warhaft presents this Conversation Hour with Martin Hughes co-host as they delve into notions of home and homelessness, and ways of influencing people by inspiring with delight.
20th February 2013 THE HOMELESS FEEL THE HEAT MORE ON THE STREETS
by Nick Fogarty - ABC News
After a series of deadly heatwaves in Europe and Australia during the 2000's, Western Australia's Department of Health released an official heatwave policy in 2010. A heatwave alert is triggered when there is a forecast of 40 degrees or above for three or more consecutive days. The policy is designed to alert agencies which are tasked with protecting vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and the homeless.
19th February 2013 AT LAST, A ROOF OVER HOMELESS HEADS
by STEPHANIE ZEVENBERGEN - Hume Weekly
HOMELESS youth in Broadmeadows are one step closer to getting a roof over their head, with construction starting on a $10.4 million Youth Foyer last week.
17th February 2013 ONE-THIRD OF AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLDS HAVE NO SAVINGS
by Brittany Stack and Valerina Changarathil - Adelaide Now
ONE in three Australian households is living pay cheque to pay cheque and many would not be able to cover a major emergency, a survey into Australia's financial health has revealed.
13th February 2013 JUDGE BLASTS 'RIDICULOUS' CUT TO LEGAL AID SUPPORT
by Andrea Petrie - The Age
MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR cuts to Legal Aid have begun to imperil the administration of justice - leading a Supreme Court judge to slam the changes and consider delaying a serious criminal trial.