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A girl walks home alone at night… and still isn’t safe in 2019

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Tiana’s house is a five-minute walk from the train station, but when she’s walking home from work alone at night, that five minutes seems like a lifetime. “I feel like there’s a target

Young Australians Growing More Concerned With Mental Health

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th November 2018 -  The number of young people that believe mental health is the top issue facing Australia today has almost tripled in three years, according to Mission Australia’s latest national

Cross-Sector Coordination to Tackle Homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  An ambitious partnership between academics, the corporate sector and not-for-profit groups aims to end homelessness within a generation by tapping into new sources of capital.  

Social Enterprise Has Royal Encounter

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th October 2018 -  A Melbourne social enterprise that gives disadvantaged young Indigenous people hospitality training has had a dash with royalty, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stopped by

Vital Action Needed to House Seniors as Population Rises

Contributor, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  Immediate affordable housing action is needed to deal with Australia’s ever-increasing aging population, writes Horizon Housing CEO Jason Cubit. It’s Australia’s startling

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 future.

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 for

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 that

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
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