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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 […]
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 […]
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