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News shorts: Reporting reminder, new grants to help young people and action on homelessness

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 15th February 2023 -  All the news you need to know from around the sector.

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The ACNC is reminding charities operating on a standard financial year that their 2022 Annual

How can you help if you see someone sleeping rough?

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 9th November 2021 -  In a new podcast, Pro Bono News speaks with people with lived experience and experts in the field on what we can all do to help.  With so many huge problems in the world, it can be hard to

NAB tackles social housing shortage with $2 billion pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  The bank will offer loans of up to $5 million to crisis accommodation providers A major Australian bank is committing $2 billion towards social and affordable housing as it looks to

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,

NFP Real Estate Agency to Drive Sydney’s Affordable Housing Supply

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 11th April 2018 -  A new not-for-profit real estate agency has been launched to drive investment in and supply of affordable housing in the “most difficult housing market in Australia”. HomeGround

Homelessness and the Federal Budget

Heather Holst, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  There is no sign of the housing crisis abating without serious policy intervention and leadership from the Commonwealth, including provision for more public and social housing

Homeless Agencies Reject Move to Make Camping Illegal in CBD

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 7th February 2017 -  Homelessness agencies have called on Melbourne City councillors to reject proposed “anti- camping” laws that the not-for-profit organisations say have failed elsewhere. In a…

Moving the Dial on Homelessness

Wendy Williams, Monday, 6th February 2017 -  Heather Holst is the deputy CEO and director of services and property at Launch Housing, an independent Melbourne-based community organisation which has a single mission: To end

Melbourne Homeless Ban ‘By No Means Decided’

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 23rd January 2017 -  It appears the City of Melbourne has backflipped on its proposed ban on rough sleeping in the CBD, following crisis talks with local homelessness agencies. Last Friday it was widely

Affordable, Portable Homes to be Built on Vacant Government Land

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 11th January 2017 -  In a landmark collaboration between not-for-profit organisation Launch Housing, philanthropists and the Victorian government, vacant land will provide affordable homes to

Vic Government to Deliver ‘Historic’ Homelessness Package

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 13th November 2016 -  The Victorian government will provide more than $109 million in a new housing package, described as the biggest ever response to homelessness in the state’s history. Premier Daniel…
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