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October 16, 2019

Politicians too poor at their jobs to fix poverty

You could be forgiven for not knowing this is anti-poverty week. The poor, as we know, are always with us – which is great because it […]
October 15, 2019

‘Not pregnant enough to help’: searching for a home for two

Three months pregnant and newly homeless after her housemate booted her out, Kat faced a stark choice. The housing service she and her partner went to […]
October 14, 2019

Eating one meal a day to survive: the reality of financial stress in WA

A breakfast of eggs, bread and tea is the only meal Perth woman Tiba Moeini eats every day. Living on a Newstart allowance, the 40-year-old single […]
October 10, 2019

Engaging men ‘critical’ to end violence against women

Men remain crucial partners in nationwide efforts to end violence against women and children, according to a network of organisations focused on engaging men in prevention, […]
October 10, 2019

Vinnies launches social housing campaign

Marking today’s World Homeless Day, the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is calling on the Berejiklian Government to address the state’s “chronic homelessness problem” by […]
October 9, 2019

Mandurah’s waterfront hotels and houses mask a homelessness crisis on the foreshore

WA’s biggest regional city is grappling with a rise in rough sleepers on its centrepiece waterfront, with the situation becoming so bad the City of Mandurah […]
October 8, 2019

Cashless welfare card trial splits Bundaberg community, participants say they feel humiliated

People forced onto the cashless welfare card as part of a trial in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay area of Queensland say they feel stigmatised and humiliated by […]
October 2, 2019

Newstart crisis: calls for independent commission to set rate of welfare payments

Social service organisations say commission needed to avoid repeat of 25-year ‘freeze’ to unemployment rate An independent commission should set the rate of Newstart to end […]
October 2, 2019

It breaks my heart to send my homeless patient back to the street. There must be a better way

It seems wrong to accept that homelessness, drug addiction and mental health issues are beyond the remit of a public hospital. “In an ideal world, what […]
September 18, 2019

Homeless-specific medical centre hoped to ease pressure on Perth emergency departments

A specific medical facility for people who are homeless could be a reality in two years if a WA government-driven trial proves successful. The East Metropolitan […]
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