Author Archive | Mellissa

Social Justice Podcasts from the Brotherhood of St Laurence

From climate justice to housing affordability, the recently launched Brotherhood Talks podcast shines a light on social justice challenges and brings you conversations that matter, on a wide range of issues of key importance in overcoming the challenge of poverty and disadvantage in Australia. Listen  on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud or Spotify and online here. Podcasts are drawn from […]

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Australian Community Sector Survey, 2019

What is the survey about? The survey is about how the community sector is faring in 2019, and what is needed to improve capacity and impact. All staff in community sector organisations in Australia are invited to participate. What questions are asked? Questions are about the work you do, levels of need in the community, and what would […]

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Funding Boost to Private Rental Assistance Program- Government Media Release

Speaking at the Victorian Homelessness Conference, Minister for Housing Richard Wynne announced changes to the PRAP program following feedback from homelessness support agencies. More families at risk of or experiencing homelessness will have access to the private rental market thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s changes to the successful Private Rental Assistance Program (PRAP). PRAP […]

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The Residential Tenancy Act Changes So Far

Although the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act was passed in 2018, not all changes have come into effect yet. So, what has changed? Long term leases From 3 April 2019 a standard long form lease became usable for residential tenancies in Victoria. See Tenants Victoria long term leases news page for more information. Rooming house register Consumer Affairs […]

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World Homelessness Day 10th October

This year you can participate in World Homelessness Day by- Downloading the digital campaign kit and using the resources to smash the top 5 homeless myths Using the #HomelessTruths hashtag on social media Visiting vhn.org.au and downloading the social media tiles Sharing #HomelessTruths with your local State / Federal MP and urge them to invest […]

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NDIS Training

The Council to Homeless Persons is running a full-day training session on the NDIS in Bendigo at Haven on Thursday 31 October from 9:30-3:30. Lunch is included in the $100 cost to attend. The details of the course are included below, please circulate to any staff who you think might be interested. Please encourage people […]

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