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Homelessness Leaving Young Australians Fearful of ‘Losing’ Future

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st August 2018 -  One in six young Australians have experienced homelessness, new data shows, and a lack of resources and awareness is leaving affected young people fearful of “losing” their

Changemaker

Meeting Human Need and Breaking Cycles of Dependency

Luke Michael, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  James Toomey is the CEO of Mission Australia and has extensive experience working in community services. He is this week’s Changemaker.   Originally from the UK, Toomey served

Social Sector Calls for Action as Homelessness Rises by 14 Per Cent

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  The social sector has called for action in wake of new census data, which revealed that homelessness in Australia has risen by almost 14 per cent in five years. The Australian Bureau

VET System Presenting More Barriers Than Supports for Young People

Wendy Williams, Friday, 23rd February 2018 -  Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is making it difficult for the most disadvantaged young people to gain access and a qualification, at the same time

Mental Health Number One Concern For Young Australians

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  For the first time, mental health is the number one issue of national concern for young Australians, according to major research from Mission Australia. The charity’s Youth Survey

Young Australians From Disadvantaged Areas are Voiceless Says New Report

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 -  Young people from low socio-economic areas are often excluded from having a say in the issues affecting them and have a lack of trust in the community, according to a new report from

Mission Australia Says Too Many Older Australians Are Being Pushed Into Homelessness

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Mission Australia says that all levels of government need to address a growing crisis of older Australians being pushed into homelessness. Ahead of International Day of Older Persons

Charities Say Inadequate Income Support Payments are Leading to Poverty

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Mission Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council and Anglicare Australia say inadequate income support payments are leading Australians into poverty, which comes

New NFP Real Estate Agency to Help Homelessness as Street Count Reveals Sydney in Crisis

Wendy Williams, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  A not-for-profit real estate agency is set to be established in Sydney in a bid to help increase the supply of affordable rental housing in the inner city, as not for profits are calling

Early Intervention Needed To Reduce Youth Homelessness And Mental Illness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 3rd August 2017 -  Mission Australia has called for urgent action to address youth homelessness and youth mental illness following its annual survey that revealed the impact of family breakdown on…

Mission Australia CEO Steps Down

Lina Caneva, Monday, 3rd July 2017 -  High profile chief executive officer for Mission Australia Catherine Yeomans has announced she will step down at the end of the year. Yeomans, who joined Mission Australia in July

Calls for Action as Youth Mental Illness on the Rise

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 -  More young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, according to new research which has prompted calls from not for profits for urgent action to stem rising
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