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NDIS help arrives for Australians experiencing homelessness

Luke Michael, Friday, 9th August 2019 -  A Sydney charity has developed a toolkit to make it easier for homeless Australians with severe mental health issues to apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Five lessons Australia could learn from Wales on ending homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  Homelessness is on the rise in Australia, and advocates say attempts to reduce the rising numbers have been fruitless. But Wales is treating the issue a little differently, and it’s making a difference. So what could Australia learn from Wales? We

Momentum grows for national homelessness plan in Australia

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  The Morrison government needs to show leadership on homelessness by starting work on a national action plan by the end of the year, housing advocates say. 

Irish expert says housing first approach could help solve homelessness crisis

Luke Michael, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  A housing first approach could help transform the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness but it requires strong political support to succeed, an international expert says.

Opinion

Australia’s housing crisis is everyone’s problem

Olivia Killeen, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  Unpacking this year’s Homelessness Week theme “housing ends homelessness”, Olivia Killeen, Sacred Heart Mission’s social policy officer, explains why a myriad of services and approaches are necessary to tackle the unprecedented demand for hom

Opinion

Someone else’s shoes

David Crosbie, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie reflects on the role empathy plays in our community.

Lead the way towards wellbeing

Contributor, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  MacKillop Family Services is hosting a two-day conference as part of its commitment to support children, young people and families to heal from adversity. 

Opinion

The Crown allegations show the repeated failures of our gambling regulators

Contributor, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  What we know from whistleblowers and investigative journalists – and most pointedly not from regulatory activity – is that Australia’s biggest and most prominent gambling operators regularly flaunt regulation, and apparently get away with it, w

Renewables are powering to the top, but not for long

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  The renewables sector has experienced two years of unprecedented growth, but a lack of government policy is threatening the sector’s future, new survey results show.   

NDIS data drop reveals severe employment gaps

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  Nearly half of all employed National Disability Insurance Scheme recipients over 25 are working for an Australian Disability Enterprise, while just 33 per cent are working in mainstream employment at full award wages, new data has revealed.  
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