Subject: INFORM 9 March, 2012, Homelessness Australia.
Weekly digest from the homelessness and allied sectors in Australia and abroad
9 March, 2012
Homing In: on the real issues of homelessness
Homelessness Australia’s awareness campaign has launched! See more here.
ACOSS: $35 a day is not enough!
Lift paltry allowances and help people into paid work
Australians for Affordable Housing
Nearly one in ten Australian households are in housing stress. A startling 460,000 households spend more than half of their income on housing costs. It’s time to make some noise about housing affordability. Website. Facebook: www.facebook.com/housingstressed
End Youth Homelessness
Red Roses Musical
Touring nationally, website.
Concentrations of social disadvantage in Australia's cities: key questions and hypotheses
Canberra, 14 March, website.
Housing and social wellbeing: new AHURI research
Melbourne, 15 March, website.
Seeking asylum in Australia - mental health and human rights of children and families
Seminar, Melbourne,15 March, website.
What works to increase Indigenous employment?
AIHW, Canberra, 19 March, website.
Young People from refugee & migrant backgrounds and homelessness forum
Multicultural Youth Affairs Network of NSW is hosting this forum, Sydney, 20 March, website.
Housing First Partners' Conference 2012
New Orleans, 21 - 23 March, website.
ACOSS Media Forum
Sydney, 28 March, website.
New approaches to Indigenous housing
ACOSS National Conference
The ACOSS Annual Conference is a premier national event for policy-makers, researchers and those engaged in social services or advocacy in Sydney, 29 - 30 March, website.
Northern Territory Regional Homelessness Action Plans
The Big Issue Street Football Festival
The festival with corporate, government, junior events & National Championships of The Big Issue’s Community Street Soccer Program.
Cockle Bay, Sydney, April 11 - 22, website.
Youth InterACT Conference: 2012 Change Your World
All young people aged 12 - 25 are welcome and encouraged to attend. Information: Facebook.
Innovations in ending youth homelessness: unlocking private rental; an interactive Q&A forum
Council to Homeless Persons, Melbourne, 16 April, website.
The inaugural Third Sector Expo
Free-to-attend two day professional development conference and exhibition, Melbourne, 16 - 17 April, website.
Youth Homelessness Matters Day
Theme: Be part of the Solution
Homelessness Research Conference
From AHURI and RMIT University, Melbourne, 19 - 20 April, website.
The Connecting Up Conference
Sydney, 1 - 3 May, website.
The Australian Regional Women
Leaders Convention 2012
A national event for regional and rural women, Sydney, 3 - 4 May, website.
Reforming Public Services Summit
Melbourne, 7 - 8 May, website.
CLCNSW State Conference 2012
Sydney, 8 - 10 May website.
Community Legal Centres NSW
Pushing the Boundaries, Sydney, 9 - 10 May, website.
Homelessness NSW Conference
Getting Results, Newcastle, 14 - 15 May, website.
Sydney, 15 – 17 May, website.
National Rural and Regional Law and Justice Conference
Coffs Harbour, 18 - 20 May, website.
Specialist Homelessness Services Conference
Leading the Road Home, Perth, 28 - 29 May, website.
7th Young Children Without Homes National Conference
The only national conference that focuses exclusively on young children and their families who experience homelessness, Boston, USA, 30 May, website.
prevention and communities
Shelter NSW Conference:
Explorations in nonprofit housing: models vicissitudes resurgence
Sydney, 14 June, website.
Australian Suicide Prevention Conference
Cairns, 13 - 15 June, website.
International Women's Conference: Connecting for Action in the Asia-Pacific Region
Cairns, 14 June, website.
Australasian Conference of Child Trauma
Gold Coast, 4 - 6 July, website.
Missing People: Issues and Implications Conference
Brisbane, 5 - 6 July, website.
12th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
Melbourne, 25 – 27 July, website.
3rd National Affordable Housing Exchange
Australia Technology Park, Sydney, 26 - 27 July, website.
8th World Congress on Active Ageing
Glasgow, Scotland, 13 - 17 August, website.
Doing Justice for Young People -
Issues and Challenges for Judicial Administration in Australia and New Zealand
Brisbane, 23 - 24 August, website.
7th National Homelessness Conference: “Making It Home” the real issues in homelessness
Homelessness Australia’s 7th conference, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 5 - 7 September 2012, website.
Access to housing for homeless people in Europe
University of York, UK, 21 September, website.
The 21st Century Approach to Mental Health
Perth, 17 - 19 October, website.
The 7th National Housing Conference
Brisbane, 30 October - 2 November, website.
3rd International Conference on Survivors of Rape
Galway, West Ireland, 9 - 10 November, website.
No To Violence (NTV) Conference
Melbourne, 14 - 16 November, website.
WEEKS & DAYS 2012
Sector related awareness days and weeks see webpage.
Youth week is 13 - 22 April
Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) day is 18 April
Monday 6 August – Sunday 12 August
$1 million taken from criminals to help women and children escaping domestic violence
Jobless figures tipped to rise
Official unemployment figures are expected to reveal ongoing weakness in the labour market, with economists expecting a rise in the unemployment rate from 5.1 per cent in January to 5.2 per cent in February. ABC News, 8 March.
National alcohol guidelines being ignored
New research suggests the vast majority of Australians don't know how many drinks constitute a safe level of consumption. ABC News, 6 March.
NewStart allowance gap grows wider
Indigenous jail rate 'shameful'
Aboriginal youths are 25 times more likely to be imprisoned than their non-indigenous counterparts, a figure Aboriginal legal activists have called ''shameful''. The Age, 6 March.
Cancer death rates higher for Indigenous people
New research shows Indigenous people with cancer are 50 per cent more likely to die in the year following their diagnosis than non-Indigenous people. ABC News, 5 March.
Sleeping giant: worker fatigue 'epidemic'
Australian workers, especially parents, are suffering from an ''unrecognised epidemic'' of tiredness, a new study suggests. The Canberra Times, 5 March.
Assaults on kids by parents are on the rise
Disturbing reports of parents assaulting their children have soared by nearly a third in just a year. Herald Sun, 5 March.
The home truth about violence
Reports of men abusing partners are soaring. The Age, 4 March.
The tricks charities try to cash in on the vulnerable, elderly and dying
Wave of asylum seekers to wash into community
Continued Assistance for Homeless Older People
Federal government ministers
Children's suburbs pointers to exclusion
More than one in 25 Australian children risks life-long social exclusion because of the suburb in which they grow up, according to new research from the University of Canberra. The Canberra Times, 7 March.
Mixed response to new ANU housing
A young man is living in a teepee on Canberra's Lake Ginninderra because he does not like student housing. ABC News, 2 March.
Changing face of homelessness: How did this ex-cop become so broke she had to live in a car? News, 9 March.
Access all areas: new rules for miners
Shooting deaths spark call for mental health overhaul
Care Connect (Ongoing)
Service to help At Risk of Homelessness in Inner West Sydney. Care Connect’s Community Options Program (Housing Support) provides short-term to medium-term support services to people who are at risk of being homeless or being marginally housed. The Program has vacancies now. Please contact Lisa Clarke, Intake Case Manager on (02) 9830 8903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scrap NT intervention laws: Malcolm Fraser
Relocation fears as ocean swallows Torres Strait islands
Gloom strips $15m from charity coffers
SA will be safer as population ages
Detention centre doors close
The last asylum seekers have been transferred from Tasmania's Pontville Detention Centre and the Federal government has now officially closed the site. ABC News, 6 March.
State Coroner investigates several youth suicides
State close to recession
Future of housing program in doubt
Council to Homeless Persons chief Jenny Smith said the program focused on getting families out of unsuitable places such as dangerous rooming houses and into transitional homes and permanent accommodation.
Need for better outcomes for vulnerable children
Surge in abuse reports stretch crisis services to breaking point
'Embarrassed' victim kept silent for 13 years
Young crims may face adult courts
Broome police lay sly-grog charges
Housing NZ cuts kill praised home-find service
Housing the homeless: Charity launches property fund
Homeless people become their own advocates
Home for Good
Los Angeles County is often called the national capital of homelessness, with more than 51,000 people lacking shelter on any given night. The NY Times, 1 March.
Reducing Violence Against Women and Children Grants
The journalists and media who write and report on the homelessness, housing and support sector.
-ACOSS Media Monitor email@example.com
-The National Tenant Support Network (National TSN) Email to subscribe
White Ribbon: Constructions of masculinity
Natural disasters increase violence against women
Books for Free
Education Tax Refund
Homeless No More (Aus)
Homeless Directions (Aus)
Homeless Hub (Can)
Create Your Better Life Index, an interactive website
Parity publication commences in April: Philanthropic, Corporate and Private Sector Responses to Homelessness edition. May edition is on: Policing Homelessness. Contact Noel Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org Back issues.
How to be Ethical in Social Media
The BIG ISSUE
The Treasury (Aus)
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