Pro Bono Australia has posted this story on the inquiry, noting some of the more important findings and gauges the reaction of peak bodies. The full report is available on the Parliament of Victoria website.
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The first national longitudinal study of homelessness in Australia, The Australian Homelessness Monitor 2018 has now been released and tracks key data on rates and types of homelessness in Australia and sets a benchmark for action on Australia’s housing crisis. Launch Housing commissioned the Monitor in conjunction with the University of NSW Sydney and the University of […]
The Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor tabled his first report to Parliament on 10 May 2018. This report was based on the monitoring period of 1 January – 1 November 2017. Read the report here
This report ‘Perceptions of Homelessness in Australia‘ has just been released by Wesley Mission and although it is NSW based it has some significant insights about the general perceptions of people experiencing homelessness. The 2016 Census figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which showed a marked increase in the number of people […]
ProBono Australia have produced an interesting article outlining a presentation made at the recent Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) conference about the intersection between NDIS and people experiencing homelessness. It’s well worth a read, along with reading the detailed PowerPoint slideshow by the presenter, Joseph Conellan on the CHIA website.
The Victorian Government have released a list of achievements from year one of their ‘Gender Equality Strategy‘ and it indicates that a great deal of work has been done to cross the social and cultural divide in shifting community attitudes about women.
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has released two brief papers examining the changes in characteristics that make up the community of Australian people experiencing homelessness by comparing census data from the 2011 and 2016. How has homelessness changed between 2011-2016? Where has homelessness increased in Australia?
The Community Housing Industry Association of Victoria (CHIA Vic) has compiled a brief on working with VCAT. If you have any contact with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in your role, this is recommended reading!
Brave New World of Community Housing CHIA Vic’s 2018 conference will shine a light on the Brave New World that is dawning for Community Housing on 19 April at the Melbourne Conference and Convention Centre The community housing industry is playing an increasingly vital role in tackling Australia’s growing housing affordability crisis at a time […]
The issue of being able to provide input into campaigns isn’t discussed very often and it’s more or less assumed that it’s ok for community sector workers to participate in this form of advocacy. However, it’s reasonable if as a worker, you’re hesitant to get involved because you’re unsure about your right to express your […]