Author Archive | Mellissa

Being Prepared for Natural Disasters

If you haven’t already downloaded the Vic Emergency app on your phone or saved the site on your computer, now’s the time to do it! The site provides warnings about all types of natural disasters or incidents, including air quality and storm warnings and is essential to support safe travel at work or home. www.emergency.vic.gov.au  […]

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Workforce Census

Family Safety Victoria are running a survey for Workers in Victoria’s community services sectors who sometimes come into contact with people affected by family violence. The census is an opportunity for workers  to highlight the issues faced in the course of their work, that are related to family violence. The findings aim to build a […]

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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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