VCOSS have created this unique ‘Advent Calendar‘ of important issues for attention by the State Government- enjoy!
In Victoria alone, 25,000 people are homeless on any given night. 82,000 people are on the waiting list for public or community housing. And another million Victorians are in housing stress, paying more than they can afford in rent. There’s no doubt about it – we’re at crisis point. But as we know, there are […]
Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have released a ‘Homelessness Heat Map‘ to illustrate the numbers of people rough sleeping or living in sub-standard conditions in each electorate. The information is based on data generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CHP is promoting this for use in lobbying MP’s through their Homelessness Election Platform […]
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 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 Victorian government has launched its 14 point plan to introduce changes to rental laws. Congratulations to the Council to Homeless Persons for their work in organising the campaign that strongly influenced the positive changes made to rental laws and congratulations to all of you in the Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network who contributed to the […]
Supporting people who are experiencing homelessness to participate in the postal vote on Australian Marriage Law can be achieved by- Collecting a survey form from one of the ABS pickup locations; (The locations will be advertised and available on the ABS website) Requesting a survey form be posted to the address of a trusted person […]
If you haven’t already done so, please take this opportunity to add your voice to this campaign. So far- Nearly 50 organisations have signed on in support. Over 2,500 people have signed our petition. Nearly 100 emails have been sent using the ‘contact your local MP’ tool. All our supporter organisations have been asked to write […]