Author Archive | Mellissa

Dealing with Office of Housing Debt- Justice Connect’s position paper responding to Ombudsman inquiry.

In August 2016 the Victorian Ombudsman began an investigation into the Office of Housing’s management of debts accrued by tenants in their social housing properties. Justice Connect responded by undertaking a survey of people who had debts with OOH and drafted a position paper, ‘Through the Roof: Improving the Office of Housing’s policies and processes for dealing with debt‘  outlining […]

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Public Inquiry into Human Services

The Productivity Commission is conducting an inquiry into Human Services as outlined in the statement below, from the terms of reference document. ‘While governments have made progress in introducing competition, contestability and user choice to human services provision, the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of services within the sector varies significantly between jurisdictions. Service […]

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VicEmergency App Replaces FireReady

Given that most of us in the Loddon Mallee region work and travel in high fire danger areas that are also prone to flooding, it’s important to be able to maintain an awareness of our environment and keep up to date with any emergency incidents as they unfold. The VicEmergency app has replaced  FireReady and is available […]

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Surfing for Girls Program 2016

Surfing for Girls program is an all girls surf day that provides professional advice and step-by-step instructions on water safety, equipment and surfing skills. Please see website and application form for more details. Application form surfing-for-girls-2016-registration-form Website

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Australian Childhood Foundation 2017 Speaker Tour: Dan Hughes and Jon Baylin

This workshop is a must for child protection workers, child and family therapists, foster care workers, residential care workers and any professionals who support kinship carers and families who are looking after children affected by violence, abuse and neglect. It offers new knowledge and opportunities to learn practical strategies that can be applied in any […]

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