4th September 2012 JOIN STREAT'S ‘POZIBLE’ CAMPAIGN
STREAT are very proud to launch their new crowd-funding campaign with their partners The GPT Group to build an expanded new cafe at their Melbourne Central site. This campaign will run for almost three months and is an 'All or Nothing' challenge - if they don't make the $40,000 target they don't get a single cent.
4th September 2012 NO EASY FIX FOR NATION'S HOMELESS: STUDY
by Pia Akerman - The Australian
THE price of taking rough sleepers off the streets can be up to double the cost of providing support to homeless people whose only refuge comes from emergency shelters, according to new research.
3rd September 2012 NEW FUNDING FOR PACKAGE TO TACKLE FAMILY VIOLENCE
by Ted Baillieu - Premier & Mary Wooldridge - Minister for Mental Health; Women's Affairs & Community
The Victorian Coalition Government has today announced new measures to help protect and support women and children who have experienced family violence and sexual assault.
3rd September 2012 PUBLIC HOUSING NO LONGER NEEDS TO STAND OUT
by Simon Johanson - THE AGE
A MAJOR overhaul of Melbourne's run-down public-housing estates is transforming the way people live, reducing anti-social behaviour and regenerating neighbourhoods.
3rd September 2012 SPRINGBOARD PROGRAM
Springboard is a new program that is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to improve life outcomes for young people leaving residential and Lead Tenant out-of-home care by providing access, opportunities and support to Education, Training and/or Employment pathways. The Program is currently seeking referrals.
2nd September 2012 MAPPING AND REVIEWING HOMELESSNESS PROGRAMS
by Assoc. Professor Jo Baulderstone, Dr Eleanor Button, Flinders University
This research set out to answer what programs exist to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; as well as exploring what does the evidence suggest works well for different groups and in what context(s)?.
2nd September 2012 CALLS TO BOOST FUNDS TO EASE HOMELESSNESS
by 9 NEWS
A homelessness conference to be held in Melbourne this week will be told that urgent action is needed if Australia is to reach the government's 2013 target of reducing homelessness by 20 per cent.
31st August 2012 HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS MINISTERS TO MEET IN PERTH TODAY
by The Australian Government
New research released ahead of today’s meeting of housing and homelessness ministers has highlighted the difficulty in accurately identifying what services exist for homeless Australians and whether they are effective or not.
31st August 2012 COAG SELECT COUNCIL ON HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
by COAG Communique
The COAG Select Council on Housing and Homelessness met on 31 August in Perth, Western Australia. In April 2012, the remit of the (then) Select Council on Homelessness was expanded to provide an integrated and holistic approach to the related policy areas of housing supply, social and affordable housing and homelessness. This was the first meeting of the Council under its new Ministerial Council arrangements.
31st August 2012 HOUSING CRISIS NEGATIVE GEARING
by BigPond News
Federal Housing and Homelessness Minister Brendan O'Connor has ruled out changes to negative gearing for property owners in the face of a housing affordability crisis.
30th August 2012 A 4-POINT PLAN TO FIX OUR HOUSING CRISIS
by YWCA Australia
Australians for Affordable Housing, a coalition of national housing, welfare and community sector organisations that includes YWCA Australia, is proposing a four point plan to address affordable housing in Australia that will deliver 30,000 new affordable housing units each year and lift 250,000 households out of housing stress over five years.
30th August 2012 CHP IN THE NEWS
In August 2012, Jenny Smith was interviewed by Dr Joseph Gelfer, RMIT Publishing about Homelessness in Victoria.