Author Archive | Mellissa

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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‘Communities Taking Power’ New report on combatting poverty by VCOSS

The report doesn’t tell communities what to do, it tells them how to do it, highlighting the frameworks and relationships needed for collaborative problem solving. These include: Shared leadership Data sharing in communities A focus on prevention Joint funding of local initiatives. Support for local “economy building” The report also mentions local program http://gogoldfields.org/ based in […]

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Infrastructure Victoria Announces 30 Year Housing Strategy

With the best information that we have been able to obtain, we believe that the provision of approximately 30,000 new dedicated affordable dwellings could be an appropriate infrastructure response to contribute to the current unmet demand for access to housing. However, further investigation and the development of a comprehensive housing plan is required to confirm […]

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Government Announces New Refuge Sites

In yet another positive outcome from the Royal Commission into Family Violence the Victorian government has announced it’s commitment to development of new and existing facilities to shelter women and children seeking shelter as a result of family violence. For more information go to New Refuges for Women & Children

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