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Dementia Advocate Wins SA Australian of the Year

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 9th November 2016 -  Dementia advocate Kate Swaffer has been named South Australia’s Australian of the Year for 2017.

NFP Calls For More ‘Housing First’

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  Mission Australia is calling for wider use of the housing first model, which has been demonstrated “time and time again” to successfully tackle homelessness.

Disability Advocate Wins Top Award

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  The manager of a South Australian community visitor scheme, which carries out inspections to mental health units, hospital emergency departments and disability accommodation, Maurice Corcoran AM, has won the top award in this year’s National Disabi

Senate Calls for Funding for Indigenous Peak Body

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th November 2016 -  The Senate has passed a motion by the Australian Greens calling on the federal government to fund Indigenous peak body, the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples for the next three years for $15 million, with a sinking fund of a further $1

Homelessness Services Need Alternate Funding to Meet Demand

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 31st October 2016 -  Homelessness services are facing an increasingly strained funding environment, due to their reliance on government, and are unable to meet the growing needs of vulnerable Australians.


Time for Meaningful Reforms for Housing Affordability

Wendy Hayhurst, Monday, 31st October 2016 -  The not-for-profit sector will be lobbying hard to ensure that the rules of any new affordable housing system results in a meaningful reform and not just a grand-sounding but empty gesture, writes Wendy Hayhurst, CEO of the NSW Federation of Housing

Taskforce to Take Action To Protect Migrant Workers

Lina Caneva, Monday, 31st October 2016 -  A newly established Migrant Workers’ Taskforce, set up by the federal government, has agreed to a program of action to deal with the exploitation of migrant workers in Australia’s workplaces.

Govt Set to Stop Boat Refugees Ever Returning to Australia

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 30th October 2016 -  The federal government says will introduce a law ensuring that genuine refugees who have arrived in Australia by boat via smuggling syndicates will never be allowed to enter Australia in the future.

Podcast: Australia’s True Colours – Our Shared Culture

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 27th October 2016 -  For those who've come across the seas, we've boundless plains to share – or so says our national anthem. But what really happens after migrants and refugees arrive in Australia?

New Data Platform Matches Homelessness Services With Demand

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 26th October 2016 -  A new open data platform, from the creators of Ask Izzy, will track where homeless people are seeking support services to uncover gaps and better match service locations with their needs.
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