Author Archive | Mellissa

VCOSS Regional Consultations on the MARAM Framework

A range of community service organisations are now authorised under the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (‘MARAM’), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Child Information Sharing Scheme. This is an important change for our sector, to facilitate better information sharing and more coordinated support and effective services to improve the […]

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Federal Election- Policy Tracking

Are you unsure about what policies the major political parties are offering in regards to issues that are important to you? There are a couple of quick ways you can find out. The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)  have developed this handy policy tracking tool that measures all of the policy issues ACOSS have […]

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LASN Reports Released

DHHS have begun releasing reports for each Local Area Service Network (LASN) that are compiled from SHIP data. Each release has seen some improvement in the way data is presented and organised and the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have have composed a helpful guide to their use. The LASN areas are now divided into […]

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Documentary on Trauma- ‘Ghosthunter’

Ghosthunter is the story of a western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter who has spent two decades searching for his absent father. As a survivor of trauma, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and piece together his past. When his search converges with a police investigation, a family secret is exposed — […]

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VCOSS Regional Consultation on Emergency Events

Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) will conducting consultations across regional areas, inviting community and social service organisations to tell them about their experiences of emergency events that have impacted their clients and communities. Since 2009 there has been a range of changes introduced to the way Victoria prepares, responds and recovers from emergencies. To help […]

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Parity Magazine- Call for Contributions

This edition will examine the factors that lead to enforcement-based responses to homelessness, the impact of criminalisation on people experiencing homelessness and constructive responses to reduce and prevent the criminalisation of homelessness. The deadline for contributions is Friday 7 June 2019.  Read the June Call for Contributions

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