12th February 2013 PRIORITISE WELFARE FOR SINGLES: ACOSS
by Australian Associated Press
THE federal government can afford to increase welfare payments to singles, the Australian Council of Social Services says.
12th February 2013 ANUHD APPLAUDS COMENCMENT OF WORK ON WESTERN SYDNEY HOMES
by Australian Network for Universal Housing Design
The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) applauds Senator Jan Mc Lucas Parliamentary Secretary for Disability on the beginning of work on the construction of homes in western Sydney that provide high level accessibility standard unit accommodation for people with a disability.
12th February 2013 STREAT UPDATE: CLASS 7 AND MELBOURNE CENTRAL IS BACK
This update includes information in regards to the commencement of Class 7; their new Melbourne Central site re-opening; a cooking master class at Chadstone on Feb 15th, 16th or 17th and Barefoot Bowling is back by popular demand on Thurs 21st Feb.
12th February 2013 HALF-MEASURES KEEP HOMELESS ON OUTER
by Stephanie Zevenbergen - Hume Weekly
THERE is no end in sight for Hume's homeless population following a damning Auditor-General report that says measures to addresses homelessness across the state have not been effective.
12th February 2013 HOMELESS FIND A PLACE TO CALL HOME, ON TWITTER
by Vince Chadwick - The Age
IT'S the home that Twitter built. Joe Brown, 29, and his partner Ben Stevens, 23, were homeless when they came to Melbourne in January from Castlemaine. But after one month tweeting from the Homeless In Melbourne Twitter account the men, with their two cats in tow, had navigated crisis centres, raised the bond money for a two-bedroom unit in Reservoir, and furnished it with contributions from strangers.
12th February 2013 FLEXIBLE WORK FOR VIOLENCE VICTIMS HAILED
by Ben Schneiders and Daniel Hurst - The Sydney Morning Herald
Campaigners against domestic violence have hailed as a ''fantastic breakthrough'' a Gillard government move to give victims of domestic violence the right to request changes to their hours.
11th February 2013 PUBLIC HOUSING TOWERS TO STAY, MINISTER AFIRMS
by ALANA SCHETZER - Melbourne Times Weekly
HOUSING Minister Wendy Lovell has confirmed the Fitzroy and North Richmond public housing estate towers will not be demolished as she blamed a campaign of misinformation being spread about the redevelopments.
8th February 2013 DVRCV TRAINING CALENDAR - JANUARY TO JUNE 2013
by Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) January to June Calendar of training events, and the Registration Form for training are available now online.
7th February 2013 MEETING AUSTRALIA'S HOUSING CHALLENGES: NATIONAL SHELTER POLICY PLATFORM 2012
by National Shelter
We need a fairer housing system — and we want this in the spotlight in the lead-up to the federal election on September 14. In our policy platform, ‘Meeting housing challenges’, we’ve identified a range of solutions to tackle the four key housing challenges facing low-income Australians
7th February 2013 HOMELESSNESS AUDIT CRITICISES GOVT DEPARTMENTS
by Pro Bono Australia
A new report by Victoria’s Auditor-General into recent initiatives to tackle homelessness has criticised a number of government departments over their administration of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) but praised Not for Profits delivering the programs.
7th February 2013 STUDY PROVIDES CLEARER PICTURE OF HOMELESSNESS
by THE HON MARK BUTLER MP - Minister for Housing and Homelessness
A ground-breaking study demonstrates the Gillard Government’s homelessness policies are working, showing a drop in homelessness among survey participants in an internationally recognised study conducted in Australia.
7th February 2013 RECONNECTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS
by THE HON MARK BUTLER MP and THE HON MELISSA PARKE MP
The Gillard Government will invest $73 million over three years to help vulnerable young people break the cycle of homelessness. Minister for Housing and Homelessness Mark Butler said the funding will support more than 100 Reconnect services across Australia until June 2016.
6th February 2013 ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS: PARTNERSHIPS AND PLANS
by Victorian Auditor-General's Office
This Victorian Auditor-Genreal's report examined whether Victoria’s implementation of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) and the Victorian Homelessness Action Plan 2011–2015 (VHAP) is effective in addressing homelessness.
6th February 2013 GAP IN VIC HOMELESS DATA: AUDITOR
by AAP - Courier Mail
ADVOCATES fear funding aimed at reducing homelessness is being jeopardised by the Victorian government's failure to evaluate its programs.
6th February 2013 HOMELESS WAIT 'YEARS' FOR PUBLIC HOUSING
by David Schout and Tara McGrath - Knox Weekly
General manager of homelessness services at UnitingCare Harrison, Mark Dixon, said public housing waiting lists had always been an issue that was now only intensifying.