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June 18, 2020

‘Tick-a-box approach’: fears Australia’s efforts to tackle modern slavery risk being derailed

Business-dominated expert advisory panel excludes groups helping at-risk workers  Kristina Keneally says ‘not a single appointment has been made from those who are working directly with […]
May 29, 2020

‘It sucks’: homeless Victorians asked to help pay for lockdown hotels

Rough sleepers in NSW haven’t been asked to contribute to cost of emergency housing Matilda Boseley and Luke Henriques-Gomes Thu 28 May 2020 11.49 AESTLast modified on Thu 28 […]
May 25, 2020

‘Really struggling’: Covid-19 puts Australian charities at risk just when they are needed most

‘Really struggling’: Covid-19 puts Australian charities at risk just when they are needed most Many have been unable to carry out their face-to-face work, and donations […]
May 7, 2020

Why building housing infrastructure after the pandemic can benefit Australia

The evidence for government investment in social housing   Last updated 6 May 2020 With Australian Government Treasury analysis predicting that Australia will record an unemployment rate of […]
May 4, 2020

Rough sleepers in Perth hotels face uncertain future as WA flattens the curve

By Marta Pascual Juanola May 2, 2020 — 7.12am The future of nearly 30 rough sleepers housed in a five-star Perth hotel remains uncertain, with the state […]
April 30, 2020

Ten thousand meals to help Fremantle homeless and poverty stricken

By Amanda Murthy The effects on an on-going pandemic, means tough times for everyone. But thanks to St Pat’s Community Support Centre (St Patrick’s) in Fremantle, […]
April 2, 2020

Homeless with nowhere to go told they can’t sleep rough

People living on the streets have been told by authorities they may no longer be allowed to sleep rough as NSW’s peak homelessness body fears the […]
April 2, 2020

Migrants face homelessness as coronavirus measures ignore foreign workers

The Migrant Workers Centre in Victoria has been inundated with nearly 2000 requests for help from temporary visa holders left out of the government’s coronavirus relief […]
March 30, 2020

‘Hundreds of thousands’ of Australians could be left without life insurance during coronavirus pandemic

By national consumer affairs reporter Liz Hobday A leading insurance lawyer has warned hundreds of thousands of Australians are unaware they are about to lose life insurance […]
March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Australia’s pockets of chronic disadvantaged most vulnerable to consequences of pandemic

Thousands of Australians have been short-changed on health care, education, economic capacity and social cohesion and could be most vulnerable to coronavirus. They are potentially among […]
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