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National Disability Agreement- Review and report findings

The Australian Productivity Commission review of the National Disability Agreement findings have been released and include the suggestion that  ‘Improving the wellbeing of people with disability and carers across the nation requires a collaborative response from all levels of government, extending well beyond the NDIS to many other service systems, such as housing, transport, health, […]

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Aged Care Homelessness Action Plan- Survey for professionals and providers

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has commissioned an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework for older people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan). To support this work, Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) are conducting a survey of workers and you […]

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Mental Health Royal Commission Announced

The Victorian Government have announced that they will be conducting a Royal Commission into mental health. At this initial stage, you, your co-workers and clients to contribute to the  Terms of Reference Consultation either by completing the online survey or in writing. After this initial consultation there will be other opportunities for shaping the future of […]

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VCOSS Poverty Maps

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) have just launched an online, interactive map that shows the level of poverty in each location across Victoria. In addition VCOSS have also published a detailed observation report, that outlines the issues behind the data.

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Homelessness ‘Heat Map’ from the Council to Homeless Persons

Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) have released a ‘Homelessness Heat Map‘ to illustrate the numbers of people rough sleeping or living in sub-standard conditions in each electorate. The information is based on data generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and CHP is promoting this for use in lobbying MP’s through their Homelessness Election Platform […]

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