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Landmark Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report: What’s in it for young people?

David Mackenzie, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  The Victorian Inquiry into Homelessness report was submitted to Parliament with over 50 recommendations. Associate Professor David Mackenzie and Dr Tammy Hand, who head up the

Australia urged to steer clear from overly punitive lockdown measures

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th January 2021 -  Human Rights Watch has criticised some of the ‘discriminatory’ aspects of Australia’s COVID-19 response      Australian governments should assess all future COVID-19 lockdown

Victoria extends support for every young person in state care

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Advocates are now urging New South Wales and Queensland to commit to extending state care                    The social sector is celebrating a major advocacy win with the Victorian government announcing

‘It’s a game changer’: Community sector celebrates historic housing pledge

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Community leaders say the sector’s advocacy efforts were vital to securing the multi-billion dollar announcement    The Victorian government will deliver more than 12,000 new

Disadvantage is a virus, it’s time we intervened with a vaccine

Dr Lisa J. Griffiths, Friday, 7th August 2020 -  Evidence-based early intervention is a tried and tested solution. Instead of removing children we must shift our focus from crisis care to preventative care to create lasting generational

Governments urged to prioritise Victorians with disability during second COVID wave

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  Advocates warn of “tragic outcomes” if proper planning is not undertaken            Disability groups say a holistic plan is urgently needed to protect Victorians with

The fight to tell Australia’s truth

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  The Victorian state government is setting up the country’s first formal truth telling process for Aboriginal Victorians. We take a look at why that’s so important.  Last week the

Advocates divided over the return of students with disability to the classroom

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  There are concerns children with disability will not have access to appropriate education supports          Disability advocates are concerned by the Victorian government’s

Stronger protections for Victorian people with disability

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 -  Victoria’s Disability Worker Regulation Scheme begins on 1 July  All disability workers in Victoria will need to abide by a new code of conduct as part of a plan to better protect

Championing regional communities

Lea Corbett, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  In the final article of our NFP leadership series, Map consulting group’s Lea Corbett and Amanda Cornwall interview Gerard Jose, CEO of Bendigo Community Health Services, about

Victorian family violence victims left homeless after seeking help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Community leaders are urging the Victorian government to take action on a social housing shortfall leaving family violence victims homeless Homelessness caused by family violence

Community groups say investment needed to fix Victoria’s ‘broken’ out-of-home care system

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd November 2019 -  New research says the state government could save $1.6 billion over the next decade through targeted investment in the child protection system The number of Victorian children in
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