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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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 […]
Series four of ‘You Can’t Ask That’ is screening on the ABC and this time around they’re asking people about domestic violence. You can watch on it ABC Iview
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 — […]
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 […]
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
This annual survey has yielded some interesting results. See the article by ProBono Australia for further details.
You can read a short analysis of how the budget addressed our sector on the ProBono Australia website.
From Wednesday 3 April 2019, rooming house operators can apply to the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria to stop the public from seeing their property’s address on the Rooming houses public register. The Director will only restrict public access to the address when there are exceptional circumstances. This may include suppressing the address of a […]
The Andrews Labor Government is making life easier for caravan and residential park residents, who now may be eligible to receive compensation in the event of a park closure, under new reforms coming into effect today. There has been a spate of park closures in the past few years, often leaving the state’s most vulnerable […]