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Supporting the youth voice, a pink hi-vis recovery and a housing crisis in Queensland

Contributor, Thursday, 14th October 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


Cross-sector collaboration is the missing piece in combatting miscarriage trauma

Samantha Payne, Thursday, 14th October 2021 -  Ahead of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2021, Samantha Payne, CEO and co-founder of Pink Elephants, reflects on the need for a concerted cross-sector push to eradicate the poor mental health outcomes associated with miscarria

The number of Aussies with mental health issues facing homelessness has doubled in a decade

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  “If you’re struggling and unable to work it is basically impossible to afford rent on the inadequate JobSeeker payment, and people who need it can’t get into social housing.” 

Researchers push to extend state care to 25

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th October 2021 -  Advocates believe service providers would strongly support this raise to the leaving age  

Are women part of your corporate philanthropy?

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 7th October 2021 -  New research shows corporate giving could become a powerful lever for accelerating gender equality 


Under 18-year-olds are still being locked up simply because they are homeless

Elizabeth Watt, Thursday, 7th October 2021 -  A new report sheds light on the ongoing criminalisation of youth homelessness in NSW, write Dr Elizabeth Watt, Olivia Iannelli and Shoshana Booth from Yfoundations.

Into the rainbow

The underfunded rainbow: the push to grow the pot of gold

Nevena Spirovska, Monday, 4th October 2021 -  Ahead of GiveOUT Day later this month, Nevena Spirovska reflects on the lack of funding that goes towards LGBTIQ+ projects and the impact this has on the LGBTIQ+ community. 


What does building a trauma-informed community actually look like?

Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, Monday, 4th October 2021 -  Reflecting on another year of advocating for trauma-informed care, in a world faced with uncertainty and threat, Blue Knot Foundation president Dr Cathy Kezelman AM explains the part we all must play in building a trauma-informed community. 

Join community sector call for fair, fast and inclusive action on climate change this decade

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 30th September 2021 -  ACOSS and others across the sector have prepared a Community Sector Climate Change Declaration, to give voice to the community sector’s concerns and urge the federal government to take action, writes Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO. 

COSS Corner

Women in for-purpose leadership, young people and buy now pay later, and a new deputy CEO

Contributor, Wednesday, 29th September 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.
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