Simon Garner- The Senior News - April Edition

Organisations providing vital support to Homeless Seniors in Victoria face a bleak future. It is uncertain if the State Government will extend Department of Human Services funding for Homelessness Innovation Action Projects... Go to story

Watch the story as covered by Norman Hermant on ABC News (Sunday 17th March) here       

Published on March 15th 2015

ABC News story by Social Affairs Correspondent Norman Hermant - Features HAAG members Joan, Tung and Neville.

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Re: you do your budget planning on  a four-yearly cycle; please let us do the same

An open letter to the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, Minister for Social Services, House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra was published in the Australian, Monday February 9th, 2015.

The letter was signed by 59 signatories of peak Housing and Homelessness services across Australia.

Read the letter in full.

Article by Clay Lucas City Editor, The Age 3rd February 2015.  Image: Nyakong and her five-month-old son Daniel have secured crisis housing for three months at a Hanover centre after all other options fell through. Photo: Jason South

Prime Minister Tony Abbott must continue funding for programs that look after some of Victoria's most vulnerable women and children, especially those at risk of family violence, Premier Daniel Andrews says. Mr Andrews on Tuesday urged Mr Abbott and Social Services Minister Scott Morrison to renew funding for the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, first struck by the Rudd government in 2009.

The Abbott government extended that agreement for a year in 2014, but it runs out on June 30 this year – leaving many in the welfare sector in limbo. Read more

New report: Australia needs to radically rethink its housing policy for ageing population

Date January 29, 2015 by Gareth Hutchens

Read the story as it appeared on-line in the Age.