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Black Dog Institute launches Australia’s first Suicide Prevention Network

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  “The Suicide Prevention Network will be the go-to place for suicide prevention workforces to ask questions and tap into a broader network of professionals” 

Why impact measurement is vital for family and domestic violence charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st June 2021 -  Researchers say community organisations rarely receive funding to measure their impact in a way that accounts for social change over time 

Youth matters

Australia’s COVID-19 response is failing young people

Thomas Feng, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  An entire generation of young people risk being left behind. There needs to be targeted initiatives and reforms to lift them back onto their feet, writes Thomas Feng.

What makes an organisation ‘child safe’?

Contributor, Thursday, 17th June 2021 -  Child Wise shares findings from its recent category study on the awareness of what makes an organisation “child safe”.

Victoria government announces funding support for LGBTIQ+ communities

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 16th June 2021 -  12 LGBTIQ+ organisations and groups to receive grants in new funding announced by the Victorian government

NT vows to extend state care to 21

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th June 2021 -  Queensland and New South Wales are now the only states without formal policies of care to 21 years’ old 

Social sector heroes recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 14th June 2021 -  This year’s list honoured over 1,000 Aussies 

Opinion

Men need to do more to advance gender equality and equity

Andrew Cairns, Friday, 11th June 2021 -  When it comes to improving and promoting gender equity and equality at work, there is still a gap between what men say they believe and what they do, writes Andrew Cairns.

COSS Corner

Community partnerships, healthy homes for renters and the impacts of the pandemic on DFV

Contributor, Thursday, 10th June 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

New autism support service unveiled

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  “We want to ensure the more than 200,000 Australian people with autism have the right support to meet their needs and participate fully in the community”
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