24th September 2012 NEW RESEARCH SHEDS LIGHT ON FAMILY HOMELESSNESS
by Australian Government
Specialist homelessness services are having a positive impact on reducing homelessness and helping people struggling with housing get back on their feet, Minister for Housing and Homelessness Brendan O’Connor said today.
23rd September 2012 UK CONSIDERS TAPPING PENSIONS TO HELP HOME BUYERS
Britain will allow parents to use money locked up in pension schemes to help their children obtain mortgages and buy their own home, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Sunday.
23rd September 2012 AN AGE OF HOSTILITY LOOMS
by Daniel Lewis - The Sydney Morning Herald
There have been civil wars caused by ethnicity, religion, ideology and despotism. Now prepare for a civil war caused by generational inequity.
21st September 2012 7TH NATIONAL HOMELESSNESS CONFERENCE - PRESENTATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE HA WEBSITE
by Catherine Adcock - Homelessness Australia
As you may know the 7th National Homelessness Conference took place a couple of weeks ago in Melbourne. For anyone interested in getting copies of presentations we are in the process of uploading them to our website here (just click on the presentation title). Please note that not all presentations will be made available.
21st September 2012 PREVENTING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF OLDER WOMEN - A CALL FOR INTERVIEW AND SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
by Dr Catherine Barrett - The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society -LaTrobe University
A call for people to particpate in a three year project which is exploring the sexual assault of older women through the perspectives of older women, their families and service providers. The project’s broad aim is to strengthen the community’s ability to prevent the sexual assault of older women that occurs in private homes, aged care settings and the wider community.
20th September 2012 MANY COLOURS GROUP TAKING REGISTRATIONS
The Many Colours group is for people living with anxiety & depression. The group runs for 8 weeks and is facilitated by workers from Western Region Health Centre.
19th September 2012 GOVT MOVES TO BAN NFP GAG CLAUSES
by Pro Bono News
Legislation will be introduced to ban gag clauses in Commonwealth contracts with the Not for Profit sector. The Federal Labor Government says the move will allow for ongoing engagement and open debate between the Government and the sector.
19th September 2012 MAKING OUR HOMES MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
by The Australian Government
The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Jan McLucas today highlighted the benefits of designing homes that are more accessible for people with disability at the official launch of Livable Housing Australia in Parliament House, Canberra.
19th September 2012 ALP DEFENDS RENTAL SCHEME
by Patricia Karvelas - The Australian
LABOR has defended its National Rental Affordability Scheme declaring that 555 new homes have been delivered each month this year, more than double the average per month last year.
18th September 2012 NFPS ASKED TO COMMENT ON GOVT CONSULTATION CODE
by Pro Bono News
The Not-For-Profit Reform Council will hold consultations with Not for Profits around Australia in October as part of a process to develop a best practice Consultation Code for how Government consults with the NFP sector.
18th September 2012 REFORM NEEDED TO PROTECT PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS
by Pro Bono News
The lack of protection of people living in public housing from forced eviction under Australian law, will be the focus of an upcoming lecture by Justice Kevin Bell of the Victorian Supreme Court.
18th September 2012 BILL TO PAVE WAY FOR INDIGENOUS HOME OWNERSHIP
by Lauren Day - ABC NEWS
The head of a Queensland parliamentary committee says new Indigenous land holding laws will allow many traditional owners to finally have their own home.
18th September 2012 JUSTICE KEVIN BELL'S COSTELLO LECTURE
by Justice Kevin Bell
The Costello Lecture delivered by Justice Kevin Bell on Tuesday 18 September 2012, titled ‘Protecting public housing tenants in Australia from forced eviction: the fundamental importance of the human right to adequate housing and home’ has been uploaded to the Housing and Human Rights section of the NWHN website.
17th September 2012 DEFINITION OF HOMELESSNESS CHANGES, BUT GROWING DEMAND FOR HOMELESS SERVICES
by James Farrell - Property Observer
According to the best estimates at the time, almost 105,000 Australians were homeless on census night in August 2006. This promoted then prime minister Kevin Rudd to make the ambitious commitment to accommodate all people sleeping rough and halving the number of homeless in Australia by 2020.