Naidoc Week 2-9 July

The Naidoc week theme for 2017 is ‘Our Languages Matter‘, aimed at celebrating the important role that Aboriginal languages play in linking people to their land, culture and history. There is increasing concern about the need to preserve and maintain indigenous Australian people’s language and it is hoped that Naidoc week will remind people of […]

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Reforms to Human Services- Draft report released

The Australian Government Productivity Commission released its draft report ‘Introducing Competition and Informed Consumer Choice into Human Services’ on 2nd June and it makes a number of critical assertions about the existing system of social housing and family and community services. The Productivity Commission is seeking is comment on this report via electronic submission with a […]

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Affordability and liveability in our cities- AHURI one day conference 29th June 2017

Key topics to be covered at the conference include: What are the Federal Government’s cities policies and what is the role of affordable housing within these policies? How is Victoria going to improve social and affordable housing in its cities given it is one of the top three priorities in the new 30 year state-wide […]

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Inquiry into funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness- Report from AHURI

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute has released its report on their inquiry into funding and delivery of homelessness programs. Highlighting gaps between program funding and service delivery, this critical examination of policy and funding issues is essential reading for workers to understand options that would better support homelessness programs. The full report is located on […]

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