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LGBTQI+ Sector Celebrates Victorian Promise to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th February 2019 -  The LGBTQI+ sector is celebrating Victoria’s announcement to outlaw gay conversion therapy, and says it will keep a close eye on the government to ensure all commitments are kept.  

Alliance Calls For Urgent Affordable Housing Action

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 12th October 2018 -  With the Victorian state election around the corner, an alliance of housing and homelessness groups are calling for 3,000 public and community housing options to be built every year

NFP Providers Chosen to Deliver Disability Services Under NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 -  A group of not-for-profit providers have been selected to deliver disability accommodation and respite services currently operated by the Victorian government, as part of the

Increased Support Needed for Entrepreneurs with Disability

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 3rd August 2018 -  Entrepreneurs and business owners with disability need increased support to take their ideas “to the next stage”, a disability sector leader believes. Ross Joyce, CEO of the Australian

More than 80,000 Victorians on Social Housing Waiting List

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th June 2018 -  A parliamentary inquiry has revealed that more than 80,000 Victorians are on the social housing waiting list, with debate raging over the best way to alleviate the crisis. A parliamentary

NDIS Causing ‘Growing Catastrophe’ For Victorians With Severe Mental Illness

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th March 2018 -  A new report has estimated that 90 per cent of Victorians living with severe mental illness will be worse off under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, with vital community

Growing Number of Victorians ‘Evicted into Homelessness’

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  The number of Victorians “evicted into homelessness” has more than doubled in the past five years, leading the state’s peak homelessness body to call for the creation of more social

Victorian Government Unveils Homelessness Action Plan

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th January 2018 -  Increased support will be given to the 1,100 Victorians sleeping rough every night, with the state government launching a $45 million homelessness action plan.           The Homelessness

Sharp Rise in School Children Experiencing Homelessness

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th January 2018 -  There has been a 13 per cent increase in school children experiencing homelessness in Victoria, which is jeopardising their education prospects, the peak body for homelessness

Victoria Applauded for Refusing Plan to Drug Test Welfare Recipients

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th June 2017 -  The Victorian government has been applauded for “refusing to play the Commonwealth’s cruel game” following comments made by the state’s mental health minister that Victoria would

Victoria Invests in Social Service Change

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th November 2016 -  The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University. The Future Social

Vic Govt Announce $120M to Boost Social Housing

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  The Victorian government has announced it will invest nearly $120 million to boost Victoria’s supply of social housing. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley
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