From 27 September 2018, the Child Information Sharing Scheme and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme will commence for: all child protection practitioners senior Housing Officers a range of DHHS funded agencies. The two information sharing schemes extend existing information sharing permissions for prescribed organisations and workforces and all prescribed agencies are required to make the […]
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The new SHS data collection platform, Validata, rolled out this month and in case you forgot/missed the initial information sent out you can read the Validata manual or do the online short course ‘How to use Validata‘.
Protecting Children With New Religious Confession Laws 7th Sep 2018 People in religious ministry will face criminal charges if they fail to report child abuse – including when disclosed during confession – under new laws to be introduced by a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. The systemic and horrific abuse of children revealed in the Royal […]
The Victorian State Election will be held on November 24th and for people experiencing homelessness or housing crisis the election poses both a problem and an opportunity. If a person is homeless, they do not have to vote and they can’t be fined if they enrol using a ‘no fixed address’ form. If someone you […]
You might remember that the Victorian Council of Social Services has been conducting round-table consultations and surveys in order to get feedback from the community sector about workforce issues or you might have even contributed in some way. These discussions have culminated in the 10 Year Community Services Industry Plan or you can go to the […]
If you weren’t able to attend the recent AHURI conference, you can still catch up on the information delivered by viewing video of plenary sessions, PowerPoint presentations accompanying all talks or read the wrap up of events.
The Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety has compiled this summary of their research to inform practitioners about the impact of family violence on children.
The Victorian Public Tenants Association are asking for support for their campaign ‘Homes for All‘ aimed at petitioning government to provide more social housing in Victoria.
The bill proposing changes to the Residential Tenancies Act has been presented to parliament this month and is due to debated on the 23rd August, so there will be more news about what is happening to this much anticipated change to residential tenancy law after that date. You can still add your voice to the […]
1st Aug 2018 The Andrews Labor Government is investing in community housing in Bendigo to help vulnerable young people in the region find stable, affordable accommodation. Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz visited Bendigo today to announce a $2.78 million grant from the Victorian Property Fund for the construction of 16 dwellings at two sites, […]