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What Future for Australian Public Housing?

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011 09:40

There is resistance to reinvesting in public housing because of its poor reputation and the significant costs of providing support to its disadvantaged residents. Yet increased affordable housing—either provided in the public or community sector—will be required to meet the needs of australian households, argues this February 2011 Reserach and Policy Bulletin from AHURI.


Sex, Gender and Sexuality Training

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Monday, 21 February 2011 17:03

The Yfoundations Health Projects in partnership with The Gender Centre, Twenty10, Gay Lesbian Youth Same-Sex Attracted Network (GLYSSN) & Inspire Foundation are running a training on March 15th aimed at all workers who want to become more literate in issues of sexual and gender diversity. Read more.


NSW Inquiry into Young People with Cognitive and Mental Health Impairments in the Criminal Justice System

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Monday, 21 February 2011 17:00

Yfoundations' submission to this Inquiry by the NSW Law Reform Commission focuses on the interaction between homelessness and juvenile justice. Not only is homelessness a risk factor in entering the Juvenile Justice system but it also has a significant impact on a young person's ability to access bail and, as a result, has contributed to the increasing number of children and young people on remand in NSW Juvenile Justice Centres. Access the Submission.


Major affordable housing development opens in Huonville

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Monday, 21 February 2011 16:55

A new residential development in Tasmania’s Huon Valley will provide 28 new two-bedroom units for older Australians. The Minister for Human Services, Cassy O’Connor, and Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services, Julie Collins, today attended the opening of the new Pine Lane complex in Huonville, which received $5.9 million through the Gillard Government’s Social Housing Initiative. Read the media release.


National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Children

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Monday, 21 February 2011 16:51

Minister for the Status of Women Kate Ellis and Attorney General Robert McClelland announced on the 15th of February 2011, the endorsement of Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022. The National Plan is the first of its kind to focus so strongly on prevention, including building respectful relationships amongst young people and working to increase gender equality to stop violence from occurring in the first place. Read the media release. Access the Plan.

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