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March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: homeless face race against time to self-isolate

Charities warn of ticking time bomb if rough sleepers succumb to Covid-19 in crammed shelters Alexandra Topping Sun 22 Mar 2020 21.01 AEDTLast modified on Mon 23 […]
March 20, 2020

‘Ignore the hysteria and take vitamins’: Salvos chief’s advice to staff

The head of the Salvation Army’s employment wing has angered some staff by declaring that the coronavirus was blown up by “hysteria and panic”, and that […]
March 19, 2020

Community Services COVID-19 Update #2

Community Services COVID-19 Update #2   This is the second COVID-19 update from WACOSS, and we are committed to providing the WA community services sector with […]
March 19, 2020

Help for Vic homeless amid coronavirus

An extra $6 million will be given to Victorian homelessness agencies with extra resources to find temporary housing for rough sleepers during the coronavirus crisis. The […]
March 18, 2020

Welfare recipients on cashless debit card will have $750 stimulus payment quarantined

Exclusive: around 15,000 welfare recipients who have been compulsorily placed on the card won’t be able to withdraw money as cash Welfare recipients who are on the controversial […]
February 19, 2020

The multi-million-dollar ‘dummy director’ scam using vulnerable Australians to rip off the tax office

ABC Investigations  By Dan Oakes and Jeremy Story Carter for Background Briefing Updated Tue at 7:27am PHOTO: Rod Jackson lives in a commission housing flat in Melbourne. (ABC News: Jeremy Story Carter) Sitting in […]
February 8, 2020

‘Having to ask for somewhere to live, it’s difficult indeed’: Single, female, homeless. Australia’s shameful crisis

Older women are the fastest-growing cohort of homeless people in Australia today. And for many, it’s an unexpected life shock that tipped them into destitution. By Sharon […]
January 31, 2020

NDIS watchdog is fielding nearly 100 allegations of abuse or neglect a week

Exclusive: Disability advocate says figures from the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission ‘are truly awful and sickening’ NDIS providers admitted restraining people 6,000 times without proper […]
January 20, 2020

Morrison government set to announce NDIS overhaul

By Anthony Galloway January 20, 2020 — 12.00am Participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme have suffered lengthy delays on decisions and uncertainty and distress caused by […]
December 17, 2019

Faces of Perth: Hundreds of jobs lost just in Armadale as business downturn bites

The economic data paints a bleak picture for businesses across Perth, but the statistics don’t tell the full story. WAtoday spoke to business owners at the […]
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