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.
5th February 2013 NEW FACE FOR MELBOURNE CITY MISSION
by Pro Bono Australia News
Iconic Melbourne grassroots welfare organisation, the Melbourne City Mission is to unveil a new identity - re-branding itself to represent a more caring, committed, supportive, community-focused and compassionate organisation.
5th February 2013 SERVICE SECTOR REFORM PROJECT
by Pro Bono Australia News
A new Victorian Government project aimed at reforming community services is an historic opportunity to improve outcomes for vulnerable people and communities, according to the Victorian Council of Social Service.
5th February 2013 SINGLE PARENT PAYMENT CUTS HIT HOUSING AFFORDABILITY
by Joel Pringle - Australians for Affordable Housing
Australians for Affordable Housing has expressed concern over the ability of low-income single parent families to afford rent and housing costs after being moved from the Parent Payment Single welfare payment to the lower Newstart Allowance.
4th February 2013 HOLMESGLEN HOME TO A NEW YOUTH FOYER
by Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell and Minister for Higher Education Peter Hall
The Victorian Coalition Government’s groundbreaking Youth Foyer project has reached an important milestone, with Holmesglen TAFE today named as the site of the first Foyer to begin operations.