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Single Parent Families Most Vulnerable to Homelessness

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th September 2012 - 
Single parent families are most likely to receive homelessness support according to a new report. Source: AIHW Single parents are the most common type of family group to receive support…

Government Looks to New ‘Homelessness’ Picture

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th September 2012 -  The Federal Government says new figures to be released next week will provide the most accurate picture of homelessness ever produced in Australia. Housing Minister, Brendan O’Connor…

Stable Housing Important for Kids’ Development – Study

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th July 2012 -  New research has found that there are large differences in children's developmental outcomes in Australia, depending on their housing tenure. Using data from Growing Up in…

National Homeless Figures Remain Unchanged

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th July 2012 -  The new report has found that young people, women and Indigenous Australians were all overrepresented among those receiving homeless services in the December quarter of 2011 –…

Govt Response to ‘Housing The Homeless’ Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st June 2012 -    The Federal Government has produced draft legislation aimed at reducing homelessness in Australia as part of its response to the Housing the Homeless Report. The government

Peak Body “Concerned” Over Homelessness Proposals

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 7th June 2012 -  Homelessness Australia has questioned draft legislation designed to broaden the definition of homelessness and has urged the Federal Government to make changes before tabling…

Definition of Homelessness to be Broadened

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th June 2012 -  The Federal Government has released draft legislation to establish a new national definition of homelessness to include caravan park and boarding house residents with no formal…

More Must Be Done – WA Homeless Conference Told

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th May 2012 - 
Federal Minister Brendan O'Connor.  Despite some progress being made, more needs to be done to reduce and prevent homelessness, the Federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness,…

Half of Australia’s Homeless are Under 25

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th April 2012 - 
Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by KLW NFC Half of Australians seeking help for homelessness are under 25 and almost twenty per cent are under 10, according…

Inaugural National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards Announced

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 22nd March 2012 -  Seven community organisations from across Australia, including Kids Under Cover, have been recognised for their work in preventing and addressing homelessness at the inaugural…

Schools Disability Advisory Council Sets Long Term Aims

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th February 2012 -  A new group which brings together parents, teachers, young people with disability and peak bodies to advise the Gillard Government on issues affecting students with disability…
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