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More Australians Receiving Homelessness Support – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th December 2013 -  The number of people receiving assistance from specialist homelessness agencies has increased, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).…

Dear Santa – Life on the Streets

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th December 2013 -  Melbourne Not for Profit organisation Youth Projects has unveiled a confronting Christmas themed community service announcement (CSA) that shines a spotlight on the harsh living…

Homeless Service Improves Health – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th August 2013 -  A Melbourne service supporting chronically homeless people into permanent housing has significantly improved serious health problems faced by many of the participants, according…

Health Workers Conduct Register of Homeless

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 31st July 2013 -  Teams of housing and health workers have been on the streets of Melbourne this week to compile a register of the health status of individuals who are sleeping rough. The national Registry…

Over-crowding the new homelessness crisis- report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th June 2013 -  The number of Australians living in “severely crowded” and temporary housing has seen the number of people classed as homeless rise significantly, casting doubt over COAG’s benchmark…

Agreement on Homelessness in Limbo

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th February 2013 -  National welfare Not for Profit Mission Australia has warned that vital support to thousands of vulnerable and homeless Australians is in limbo, while a crucial funding agreement…

Homeless Men Suffer Worse Stress than Returned Servicemen – Study

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st February 2013 -  Homeless men experience higher levels of post-traumatic stress disorder than the mainstream male population, including returned servicemen, a new study has found. The Mission…

Online Christmas Shopping? – Homepage for the Homeless!

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th December 2012 -  Online Christmas shoppers can give a lasting gift doing their Christmas shopping from Homepage for the Homeless, a charity webpage set up to support young Australians who will be…

Homelessness on Minister’s Agenda for US

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 11th December 2012 -  Federal Minister for Housing, Homelessness and Small Business Brendan O'Connor will use a trip to the US to develop ways to encourage Australia's corporate and private…

Domestic Violence and Homelessness Links ‘Disturbing’ – Study

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th November 2012 - 
New research has linked domestic violence and homelessness.  One in two women who leave an abusive relationship will return to live with the perpetrator, sometimes returning…

Minister Urges States to Commit to Homelessness Deal

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 14th November 2012 -  The Federal Government has committed to providing half the funding of a one-year extension of the current National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) while a new deal…

Homeless Figures a Wake-up Call for Action

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 -  The Not for Profit sector has expressed alarm at the latest national homelessness figures describing them as a wake up call for urgent action. The Australian Council of Social Service…
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