18th December 2012 LIGHTHOUSE INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES 2013 - REGISTER NOW & SAVE!
by Lighthouse Institute
Are you interested in attachment and trauma informed practice for working with children, young people, families and communities? Are you interested in learning and sharing experiences with some of the leading practitioners in attachment and trauma informed practice? Are you interested in training that is applicable to your practice and your workplace? The Lighthouse Institute Seminar Series 2013 is now open for registration and places are filling fast!
18th December 2012 PRESSURE ON STATES TO REACH HOMELESS DEAL
by Nine News
The federal housing minister has stepped up the pressure on the states to reach a new deal to tackle homelessness, after a new report showed more than 19,000 Australians sleep in crisis accommodation each night.
18th December 2012 46,000 WOMEN COULD BE HOMELESS THIS CHRISTMAS
by Conrad Liveris - Women's Agenda
The Christmas and New Year period can be a powerful time for us to reflect on what we've achieved this year, some of the goals we've knocked off and an opportunity to refuel and plan for the year ahead.
17th December 2012 MEETING THE CHALLENGE? TRANSITIONS OUT OF LONG-TERM HOMELESSNESS
by Guy Johnson, Daniel Kuehnle, Sharon Parkinson and Yi-Ping Tseng
A randomised controlled trial examining the 24 month costs, benefits and social outcomes from the Journey to Social Inclusion pilot project. Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) is a pilot project designed to break the cycle of long-term homelessness. The project provides intensive support for up to three years to assist people who are long-term homeless to receive the range of services they need.
17th December 2012 SOCIAL HOUSING POLICY IN AUSTRALIA
In November last year we were commissioned by the Community Housing Federation Victoria to investigate and document the economic, social and psychological benefits of living in co-operative rental housing (rather than in – what is almost the norm in Australia – privately owned or rented dwellings). A summary of the report is available including recommendations which were meant to contribute to a state government instigated review of ‘social housing’ in the state of Victoria.
17th December 2012 IN A DOG-EAT-DOG WORLD, WHAT CAN WE DO TO EASE TENSIONS WITHIN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES?
by SA SHELTER
Shelter SA is the peak body for housing in South Australia, raising awareness of the way neoliberalism and competition for scarce resources (like housing) impacts on individuals, families and communities. With a housing focus, one way of starting this conversation is to draw attention to the South Australian Government aim to increase the population to 2 million people by 2027.
17th December 2012 CHARITIES STRUGGLING IN A TOUGH SEASON
by Henrietta Cook - The Age
CHARITIES are facing the worst Christmas in recent memory, with food donations down by 50 per cent at one well-known welfare agency.
14th December 2012 DON’T BALANCE BUDGET BY CUTS TO MOST VULNERABLE
The State Budget should not be balanced on the back of vulnerable Victorians, especially at a time of economic uncertainty, according to the Victorian Council of Social Service.
14th December 2012 VCOSS STATE BUDGET SUBMISSION 2013 - 2014: DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE
In a state without mineral riches, the people of Victoria have long been the source of our competitive advantage, economic strength and capacity for innovation. Making sure that every Victorian can participate in life to the best of their ability not only improves the quality of life of disadvantaged Victorians, but is essential for a productive economy and cohesive community.
14th December 2012 CHP - THE YEAR IN REVIEW
As we prepare for another holiday season, we're taking a moment to reflect on the many accomplishments, changes and challenges that have taken place within the sector over the past year.
14th December 2012 NATIONAL HOMELESSNESS RESEARCH AGENDA 2009 - 13 REPORTS
by Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse
The Australian Government has allocated $11.4 million over the four years 2009-13 to meet the priorities in the National Homelessness Research Agenda. Findings from 26 of the Research Reports are now available on the Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse website.
14th December 2012 FAMILIES TO FEEL THE BIG SQUEEZE
by Herald Sun
FAMILIES face a blowout in basic household bills of up to $1300 next year. A CityLink toll rise announced yesterday is the latest hip pocket slug, driving up costs by as much as $76.80 a year for the average motorist from January 1.
13th December 2012 HUB TO KEEP CHARITIES ON RIGHT SIDE OF PRIVACY LAWS
by Pro Bono Australia News
Following changes to Australia’s privacy laws, with possible $1million fines for marketers, including charities who break the law, marketing and advertising Association, ADMA, has launched an Marketing Compliance Hub.
13th December 2012 SURVEY REVEALS ACNC CONCERNS
by Pro Bono News Australia
A study into the Not for Profit sector’s expectations of the new charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) reveals a heightened concern around resourcing compliance requirements - with religious and educational institutions most concerned.
12th December 2012 MICROFINANCE BOOST FOR DISADVANTAGED
by Pro Bono Australia News
The Federal Government has helped launch Good Shepherd Microfinance, a Victorian-based community organisation that will provide financial assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians.
11th December 2012 HOMELESSNESS, SMALL BUSINESS ON THE AGENDA FOR US
by The Australian Government
Federal Minister for Housing, Homelessness and Small Business Brendan O’Connor is in the United States this week for a series of meetings and visits with government officials, homelessness services, philanthropic groups and small business start-up companies.
11th December 2012 NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING AGREEMENT PROJECT UPDATE
by National Shelter
We have commenced our series of roundtables with a range of stakeholders on the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) — to help inform our advocacy and provide input into the Treasury review of the agreement.