The Impact of Family Violence on Pets- ABC News Podcast

One woman is killed, and countless others injured, every week, from family violence. Beloved companion animals, too, are also at risk of cruelty, or worse, at the hands of domestic violence perpetrators. Some women remain in violent relationships because they are unable to take their animals with them if they flee, and fear what will happen […]

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VCOSS Regional Consultations on the MARAM Framework

A range of community service organisations are now authorised under the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (‘MARAM’), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Child Information Sharing Scheme. This is an important change for our sector, to facilitate better information sharing and more coordinated support and effective services to improve the […]

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Federal Election- Policy Tracking

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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LASN Reports Released

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 […]

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