17th September 2012 COMMUNITY GROUPS SAY QLD GOVERNMENT IS GAGGING DEBATE
by ABC "PM" (Transcript)
In Queensland, the State Government's trying to gag community organisations that it funds under the Health Department umbrella. The department's asking them to sign contracts which would limit their freedom to speak or advocate. They'd even be banned from providing links on their websites to other groups advocating for change.
12th September 2012 NT HAS 17 TIMES THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF HOMELESSNESS
by NT Shelter
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) new methodology for counting homelessness has been applied to 2006 Census data, more than tripling the previous count for the NT from 2481 to 7922 of every 10,000 people.
12th September 2012 THE YOUNG AND PREGNANT PARENTING (YAPP) PROGRAM - FIRST STEPS PARENTING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PARENTS
by Melbourne Citymission
The YAPP program, in conjunction with Creating Connections, will be running an exciting and innovative parenting program from the 9th of October to the 4th of December. This program will aim to assist parents and their children to develop positive attachments, educate parents about age/stage appropriate behaviours and milestones and to teach parents how they can further enhance their own child's learning and development.
12th September 2012 FEARS RETHINK ON HOMELESS WILL CURB FUNDING
by Pia Akerman and Sophie Gosper - The Australian
A NEW definition of homelessness has reversed earlier figures to show a 6 per cent drop in homelessness this decade, prompting warnings from social service providers that the revised estimate must not lead to less funding.
11th September 2012 NFP FUNDING FOR FAIR WORK AUSTRALIA WAGE DECISION
by Pro Bono News
Government funded Not for Profits across Australia are about to receive Commonwealth funding offers to help pay for wage increases awarded in an historic decision by Fair Work Australia earlier this year.
11th September 2012 ARTISTS ASKED TO SHARE THEIR HOME TRUTHS
by HomeGround Services
HomeGround Services, a Melbourne-based housing and support agency, have launched their second event for artists who are homeless or who have experienced homelessness in the past.
11th September 2012 HOUSING MINISTER INTERVIEWED RE REVISED ABS ESTIMATES OF HOMELESSNESS
by ABC NEWSRADIO (TRANSCRIPT)
The Bureau of Statistics has just released official estimates of the prevalence of homelessness in Australia for the first time. Now the Bureau's apparently using a new expanded definition of homelessness based on figures from the 2001 and 2006 Census figures.
11th September 2012 ABS FIGURES REASSESS HOMELESSNESS
by Pro Bono News
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that Australia’s homeless numbers are dropping after producing revised figures using a new and expanded definition of homelessness.
11th September 2012 REVISED ABS FIGURES WON’T CHANGE COMMITMENT TO HALVE HOMELESSNESS
by The Hon. Brendan O'Connor MP - Minister for Housing & Homelessness
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will today release revised estimates of homelessness in Australia from the 2001 and 2006 Census figures, using its new, expanded definition of homelessness.
10th September 2012 DISABILITY SUPPORT NEEDS INTEGRATION NOT SEPARATION
by ABC's Ben Collins - THE DRUM
Beyond the financial support the NDIS will provide, there should be increasing integration of people with disabilities into the broader community, writes Ben Collins.
10th September 2012 ROOM TO CREATE IN YARRA
The City of Yarra has commissioned a creative spaces project - Room to Create. Key to this project is the Room to Create survey, where we ask artists and groups to tell us what role they and their space play in making Yarra one of the most exciting places of artistic and cultural production in Australia.
10th September 2012 REFERRALS TO HOMECONNECT HUB - VINCENTCARE GLENROY
by David Shannon - Youth Homelessness Prevention Senior Worker - HomeConnect Hub
The Youth Homelessness Prevention Team - HomeConnect Hub at Glenroy VincentCare is currently at capacity is unable to accept any more referrals at present.
10th September 2012 ACOSS PUSH FOR DOLE INCREASE
by Bianca Hall -The Sydney Morning Herald
THE Australian Council of Social Service has accused the government of misleading a Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart when it suggested a couple with two children on the dole receive more money than the minimum wage.
7th September 2012 MISSIONARY LEAVES WAKE OF DISTRESS
by Marika Dobbin - THE AGE
AT LEAST 120 of Victoria's most vulnerable tenants are facing homelessness and some have lost their bond and bill money because a rooming house operator has gone missing with thousands of dollars.