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 […]
The Federal Government will be conducting an inquiry around Newstart payments. For some background on this issue, you can read ProBono’s news article or to learn about the terms of the inquiry and how to make a submission, read the Senate’s media release
Senator Jacquie Lambie did a deal with government to get much needed funds directed to addressing homelessness in her electorate in Tasmania. This move has sparked public discussion about the housing crisis right around Australia. Watch Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Drum’ to learn more.
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 […]
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 […]
If you are working with people that have no fixed address, they must be enrolled to vote as having ‘no fixed address’ to avoid getting a fine. The No Fixed Address enrolment form can be downloaded, printed and either posted, faxed or scanned and lodged online. For detailed information about enrolments and voting with no […]
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 […]
The Victorian Electoral Commission has released the following notice for SHS workers: Victorians who did not vote in the 2018 State election last November may receive an Apparent Failure to Vote Notice next week asking for an explanation. Homelessness, incarceration or serious mental illness are sufficient reasons for not voting. If any of your clients […]
The upcoming edition of Parity is titled ‘The Inner, the Outer and Beyond’ and will focus on youth homelessness in metro and rural areas. To find out more about how to contribute see the guidelines for details.
In an effort to have input into shaping the State Government’s budget allocation toward housing, CHP have released a pre budget submission addressing the social inequities underpinning homelessness and targets for addressing the housing shortfall.