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Did You Miss Out on Attending the National Housing Conference?

The National Housing Conference in Sydney featured a raft of speakers, including our own Julie Maggs, who informed and educated attendees by discussing their programs. Here are some of the highlights: ‘Designing a National Housing Strategy for Canada: Lessons Learned’  Evan Siddall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation ‘Technology that helps […]

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Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study

Everyone in Australia benefits from the great work of our Not-for-Profit organisations and their people. If you work in a Not-for-Profit sector, please consider adding your voice to this Workforce Study. It is open to all levels of employees and volunteers. The more people who respond, the more representative and useful the results for growing […]

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Ombudsman’s Report on ‘Management of Maintenance Claims Against Public Housing Tenants’ Published

This much anticipated report prepared by Victoria’s Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, has revealed a number of systemic inequities in the system of maintenance claims lodged against public housing tenants by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The Ombudsman found that DHHS had been engaging in ‘unfair management  of maintenance claims over many years’ and […]

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Funded Agency Channel Facelift

DHHS advised that the Funded Agency Channel website has been upgraded and has a new address. You can check it out at https://fac.dhhs.vic.gov.au/ and note that the  Service Agreement Communications Team  are keen for your feedback and you can contact them at sacomms@dhhs.vic.gov.au .        

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Make Renting Fair- Campaign win!

The Victorian government has launched its 14 point plan to introduce changes to rental laws. Congratulations to the Council to Homeless Persons for their work in organising the campaign that strongly influenced the positive changes made to rental laws and congratulations to all of you in the Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network who contributed to the […]

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Bushfire Season Looms on the Horizon

To support safe work practices in our regional areas, it’s recommended that you keep up to date with news about news relating to bushfires and hot weather. The VicEmergency website has expanded to include advice and warnings about fires, floods, storms, thunderstorm asthma and extreme heat. You can subscribe and create a profile to be informed […]

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