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First phase funding allocated for family violence research in Victoria

Samantha Freestone, Tuesday, 9th August 2022 -  The Andrews government announces first phase funding to tackle family violence.

Staffing challenges for disability sector: report

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 9th August 2022 -  In some areas people with disability are waiting months for allied health services due to a shortage of staff, according to a new report.

Opinion

Monkeypox in Australia: what the social sector needs to know

Nevena Spirovska, Monday, 8th August 2022 -  We can acknowledge that the majority of transmissions of monkeypox virus are within a specific community without creating or adding to stigma, writes Nevena Spirovska. 

Opinion

Homelessness Week shame: let’s move on from poverty porn

Jodie Wainwright, Monday, 8th August 2022 -  As we look back on Homelessness Week, surely it's time to move on from the scourge of poverty porn, writes Jodie Wainwright.

On-Country learning creates learners and leaders

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 8th August 2022 -  A ground-breaking early childhood education is creating social impact beyond just teaching the next generation of community leaders on Country. 

Opinion

Youth homelessness crisis: 3 things governments need to do right now

Jason Juretic, Friday, 5th August 2022 -  First it was COVID driving youth homelessness, but now inflation is making a dire situation worse. Jason Juretic explains what governments should be doing as an immediate priority. 

Opinion

Gunawirra celebrates Aboriginal Children’s Day 2022

Joshua Staines, Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 -  Joshua Staines, chairperson of community-led children and families charity Gunawirra, welcomes you to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day and offers some links so you can learn more about its importance.

Podcast project shows human cost of hotel program

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 -  Centring the voices of homeless people, the podcast reveals their pandemic experience and raises the question of what could have been done better.

Closure of Redfern hub devastates Aboriginal community

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 -  Iconic centre’s owner will soon open applications for new management and have promised to provide “safe access” for the community in the meantime.

Limited progress on Closing the Gap, as Australia mourns a legend

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 1st August 2022 -  Limited data means the lack of a clear picture of how we are progressing on Closing the Gap, as Australia mourns one of its foremost campaigners for justice for First Nations. 
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