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New Book Shines Light on Homelessness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th September 2014 -  The creators of a new book exploring homelessness in Australia claim it will re-define how society thinks about what is often an overlooked issue. The book, Homelessness in Australia:…

Homelessness Agreement Finalised

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th July 2014 -  All Australian States and Territories have now signed on to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness to continue funding for the next 12 months, according to the Federal…


Tackling Family Violence

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th June 2014 -  From working at a children’s hospital to leading a Not for Profit that provides services to women and their children who are homeless, Jocelyn Bignold has dedicated her career

National Homelessness Agreement Close

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th June 2014 -  The Federal Government has told a Senate Committee that the States and Territories are poised to sign a new National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness for 2014-15, but has given…

Govt Announces Stopgap Arrangement for Homelessness

Staff Reporter, Sunday, 30th March 2014 -  The Federal Government has announced stopgap arrangements for funding for service delivery under the National partnership agreement on homelessness for the next 12 months. The…

Vinnies Warns on Housing Affordability Crisis

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th March 2014 -  The St Vincent de Paul Society has called for better planning and funding to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in a submission to the NSW Government. Vinnies urged…

Homelessness Reaches New Highs – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 11th March 2014 -  New statistics on the social and economic costs of homelessness have been revealed in a new report that claims that each homeless person costs society on average $29,450 per year.…

Rough Sleepers Call for a Safer Night’s Sleep – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th January 2014 -  A lack of after-hours and weekend services are a continuing high need for people who sleep rough, according to a new homelessness report. StreetCount 2013 – Living Rough in…

Salvos Release First Snapshot on Homelessness

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd December 2013 -  Disadvantaged Australians attribute their homeless situations to family and domestic violence, a lack of affordable housing, and poverty, The Salvation Army’s first snapshot…

Homelessness No Priority for Coalition – Opposition

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th November 2013 -  Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews’ abolition of the Prime Minister’s Council on Homelessness has been described as “simplistic” by the…

Homelessness Overhaul Planned

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st October 2013 -  The Coalition is planning a major overhaul of the Federal Government’s strategy on homelessness. According to a spokesperson for the Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews,…

More Older Australians Homeless – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd October 2012 - 
A new report has found one-fifth of homeless Australians are over 55. Photo: One-fifth of homeless Australians are aged 55 and over and many more are living in precarious…
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