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 […]
While the laws about tenants being able to keep pets will change, these changes haven’t come into effect just yet. For more information pets and tenancies, visit Tenants Victoria.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]