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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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VCOSS Funding Indexation Campaign- Get Involved!

The Victorian Council of Social Service is kicking off a major campaign around how unfair funding is impacting community organisations and broader communities. It’s an exciting campaign with very serious outcomes for rural and regional organisations and the communities they serve. Government funding provides around half of community services income. The rest is obtained through donations, grants, […]

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Parliamentary Inquiry Puts Spotlight on Homelessness

The Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Council have agreed to inquire into, consider and report, within 12 months, on the state of homelessness in Victoria, and in particular, the Legal and Social Issues Committee should — provide an independent analysis of the changing scale and nature of homelessness across Victoria; investigate the many social, economic and policy factors that impact on […]

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Thinking About a Submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health? CHP is here to help.

Council to Homeless Persons has developed a messaging guide for those seeking to make a submission the Royal Commission into Mental Health, entitled Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health. The upcoming Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will see submissions from a range of health and human service organisations. Individuals and organisations may want to […]

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Concerns Raised by Beyond Housing for No New Public Housing in Shepparton

In response to the Victorian Government budget allocation for building new public housing properties in Geelong,  Ballarat and  Darebin, Maribyrnong, Stonnington and Whitehorse council areas in Melbourne, the CEO of Beyond Housing , Celia Adams has commented via the media about the lack of public housing allocation for Shepparton. Read the full story at Shepparton News  […]

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