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Naidoc Week 2-9 July

The Naidoc week theme for 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter‘, aimed at celebrating the important role that Aboriginal languages play in linking people to their land, culture and history. There is increasing concern about the need to preserve and maintain indigenous Australian people’s language and it is hoped that Naidoc week will remind people of […]

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Reforms to Human Services- Draft report released

The Australian Government Productivity Commission released its draft report ‘Introducing Competition and Informed Consumer Choice into Human Services’ on 2nd June and it makes a number of critical assertions about the existing system of social housing and family and community services. The Productivity Commission is seeking is comment on this report via electronic submission with a […]

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Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards

Celebrating the achievements of workers in the homelessness sector who support people in a range of specialist and generalist roles and organised by peak body, Council to Homeless Persons, the nominations are open now and the awards will be presented at CHP’s September conference. For further information visit the CHP webpage to see nomination categories […]

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Inquiry into funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness- Report from AHURI

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute has released its report on their inquiry into funding and delivery of homelessness programs. Highlighting gaps between program funding and service delivery, this critical examination of policy and funding issues is essential reading for workers to understand options that would better support homelessness programs. The full report is located on […]

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Victorian Housing Register Update- Increase in asset limits for eligible applicants

DHHS have advised that the Victorian Housing Register Supported Housing Operational Guidelines have been updated to reflect the higher asset limit that may be applied to eligible Supported Housing applicants who can demonstrate significant personal support needs, exempting households with significant personal support needs from the priority access limit, and instead enabling them to be […]

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