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September 9, 2019

Newstart recipients six times more likely to suffer poor health, researchers find

Exclusive: Monash University study finds those on welfare report ‘stark’ differences in health to those in paid work  Newstart and disability support pension recipients suffer an […]
September 2, 2019

The Archdiocese of Perth has now launched a new mobile App

(14 April 2017) Download the CAP App   About the Archdiocese of Perth Mobile App Available on iOS and Android, the app enables users to find […]
August 31, 2019

House-sitting on the rise for older people in financial stress or on verge of homelessness

Five years ago Sue Prince had a Christmas she would rather forget — her mother had just died and her house had been repossessed by the […]
August 19, 2019

Special Commission into ice hears that a lack of detox beds is holding up rehab in regional areas

A special commission of inquiry into the drug ice has heard that a lack of detox beds in large regional centres is preventing people from getting […]
August 13, 2019

Perth takes action to tackle global poverty, Caritas names new CEO

Thousands of generous supporters – including individuals, schools and parishes across Perth – have joined in solidarity with the world’s poor, donating nearly $1.2 million to […]
August 13, 2019

Archdiocese partners to tackle root cause of modern slavery

The Archdiocese of Perth commenced an Anti-Slavery Working Party since May of this year, with the aim of partnering with all its agencies to tackle the […]
August 8, 2019

Homelessness ‘duty to assist’ law could force government to help those in crisis

Australian authorities are being urged to consider a new “duty to assist” law that would force governments to help homeless people find accommodation, amid warnings homelessness […]
August 7, 2019

Young and invisible: WA man’s four-year battle to get back on his feet

Sun McIntyre, 27, never realised he was homeless until a photography project by a not-for-profit made him see his three-year ordeal to find a home was […]
August 7, 2019

The street doctor service treating Melbourne’s homeless

There are some things that Melbourne’s street doctor sees a lot more than other GPs. Bed bug bites are common. Wounds fail to heal or become […]
August 7, 2019

‘The future scares me’: low Newstart rate is making homelessness worse, charity says

The historically low rate of Newstart is making Australia’s homelessness problem worse, a charity says, with the number of people on the dole forced to seek […]
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