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Protecting the Lonely Children - report released July 2014 by the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

Recommendations to the Australian Government and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with respect to unaccompanied children who... … more

Refugee Council of Australia calls for Independent guardian needed to protect interests of child asylum seekers

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has welcomed the release of a new report from the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce that... … more

Government treatment of asylum seeker children is 'state-sanctioned child abuse', says Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce - by Emily Bourke for ABC News

Church leaders have described the Federal Government's treatment of unaccompanied children seeking asylum as "state-sanctioned child abuse". … more

Australian Social Trends, 2014 - Emotional Abuse

The ABS has released a paper on Australian Social Trends, relating to Emotional Abuse. … more

Child protection services received by 135,000 kids - AIHW Media Release

More than 135,000 Australian children, or about 26 in every 1,000 children, received child protection services in 2012-13, according to a... … more

Child Protection Australia 2012-13 - AIHW releases new report 25 July 14.

Child Protection Australia 2012-13. AIHW releases new report 25 July 14. … more

Beyond Bullying - Peace building at work, school and home - by Janice Harper, PH.D. for Psychology Today

Much attention is currently focused on the effects of bullying in the workplace, social media and schools, this is an interesting article... … more

Modular housing milestones for Perth projects - Media Statement - Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

A pioneering demonstration of modular housing planned for the northern suburbs' Banksia Grove estate will deliver 20 affordable modular... … more

Cuts will hurt Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families - SNAICC News June 2014

​Cuts announced in the 2014 Federal Budget on 13 May will place even more pressure on some of the most disadvantaged citizens in... … more

Beach report further evidence that proposed co-payments hurt the most vulnerable - Australian Medical Association

Government's proposed co-payment for GP, radiology, and pathology services, and increased co-payments for medicines, will hit vulnerable... … more

Housing The Homeless Not Only Saves Lives -- It's Actually Cheaper Than Doing Nothing - Kathleen Miles for the Huffington Post

It's cheaper to give homeless men and women a permanent place to live than to leave them on the streets. … more

How Housing for the Chronically Homeless May Save Taxpayers Money - Christina Scotti for FOX Business

An interesting article from the US on Homelessness solutions. … more

National NAIDOC Week 2014

National NAIDOC Week 2014 will be celebrated throughout Australia from 6th to 13th July. … more

Centrecare/One Life wins IPAA WA Business News Award - Innovation in the Not-For-Profit Sector

For the second year in a row, Centrecare/One Life has won a 2014 Western Australia Institute of Public Administration (IPAA WA)... … more

Catholic Bishops urge Australian Government to process asylum claims - Media Release Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office.

Catholic Bishops urge Australian Government to process asylum claims - Media Release Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office. … more

More punishment for asylum seekers and refugees - Article by Kerry Murphy

"As a young boat people refugee, I arrived here 36 years ago with nothing but an invisible suitcase filled with dreams, [with] a dream to... … more

'Compassion is the New Radicalism': Indira Naidoo on Australia and Refugees

'Compassion is the New Radicalism': Indira Naidoo on Australia and Refugees Indira Naidoo calls for a new conversation about refugees in... … more

Legacy of childhood trauma costs billions - Australian Medical Association

The diagnosis and treatment of adults suffering the effects of childhood trauma needs to be included in GP training and should be... … more

'I cry all night': the child asylum seekers stranded in Indonesia - Article by Deborah Cassrels for theguardian

'I cry all night': the child asylum seekers stranded in Indonesia With his father taken by the Taliban and his mother missing,... … more

Asylum-seeker children: self-harm 'shockingly high', national inquiry hears - Article by Michael Safi for theguardian

Asylum-seeker children: self-harm 'shockingly high', national inquiry hears Self-harm 'dramatically higher' among children than adults... … more

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