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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New training opportunities posted at http://loma.net.au/events/.
This one day conference will focus on the future of housing in Australia. Full program and registration details are on the AHURI website
Aboriginal Housing Victoria have received 500 new properties in a transfer from DHHS. See the news story for more information at ABC News Story
In response to the increasing demand on housing and homelessness services, the Department of Health and Human Services is developing a new way to work with people experiencing housing issues. The new framework will be launched across three sites in Victoria. For more information, read the Launch-site-framework document or got to DHHS Funded Agency Channel . […]
Using the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA) in conjunction with the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (FVPA), the training will examine how to provide support and protection for tenants that may have tenancy issues or be at risk of homelessness, due to family violence. This free training provided by the Tenant’s Union of Victoria will […]
The Specialist Homeless Sector training program from Wodonga TAFE is now available. Registration for workshops is via Eventbrite at https://www.wodongatafe.edu.au/shs
The Victorian government is conducting a review of the RTA 1997, titled ‘Fairer Safer Housing’. Although some sections of the review are now closed for submissions, the Issues Paper Regulation of Property Conditions is still open for submissions until August 11, 2016.