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Adelaide Launches Online Tool Tracking Rough Sleeping Numbers

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th August 2018 -  Imagine if the evening news bulletin reported the number of rough sleepers like it did the weather or stock market. This gap in public awareness has inspired a new online tool showing

New Research Finds Many Fear Threat Of Homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Homelessness is now a mainstream issue in Australia, social sector advocates say, after new research revealed 42 per cent of Australians feared becoming homeless. The Essential

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Giving Dignity to People Experiencing Homelessness

Luke Michael, Monday, 6th August 2018 -  Suzanne Hopman is the co-founder and CEO of Dignity, a charity providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, advocacy and education to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Can TV Show Us What it is Really Like to be Homeless?

Paul Carter, Monday, 23rd July 2018 -  Having shown what it is “really like to be homeless in Australia”, the celebrities involved in television’s second series of Filthy Rich and Homeless are back to their

Take Heart, Charity Stunts Can Make CEOs Better People

Contributor, Thursday, 21st June 2018 -  Active campaigns like the Vinnies CEO Sleepout are more than a self-serving PR stunt and can have an impact beyond the event itself, write Jacki Montgomery and Aila Khan from Western

Bleak Future Without Urgent Action For Brisbane Renters on The Margins

Stuart Lummis, Tuesday, 29th May 2018 -  To truly make an impact on Brisbane’s ever-increasing need for affordable housing, we need urgent action, writes BHC CEO Stuart Lummis. A snapshot released last week of the levels

Public Perception of Homelessness Doesn’t Reflect Reality

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st May 2018 -  The public’s perception of homelessness does not reflect the diverse reality of homelessness in Australia, according to a new report. Wesley Mission released a perceptions of

Social Investment Grant Program Grows By $100K

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 17th May 2018 -  Not-for-profit banking specialist Community Sector Banking has increased their Social Investment Grant Program by $100,000 this year. Applications are now open for the annual

Social Impact Investing Poses Potential Solution to Housing Crisis

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 16th May 2018 -  Social impact investing could be a game changer in helping to address Australia’s housing crisis. A new report, released on Wednesday by the Australian Housing and Urban Research

Government Policy Failure to Blame for Rising Homelessness

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th May 2018 -  The Australian government’s failure to invest in social and affordable housing and policy failures around welfare are the key drivers behind rising homelessness in Australia,

Summit Drives Social Change

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th May 2018 -  What type of world do you want to live in by 2030? This is the question attendees are being asked to ponder on 2 June at the Social Good Summit Australia. The Social Good Summit Australia

Demand for Food and Housing Hits ‘Crisis Point’

Luke Michael, Friday, 11th May 2018 -  Demand for food and housing has hit “crisis point” in Australia, with a mobile website connecting people in need with basic services reaching one million searches in little more
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