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Stories for World Refugee Day

Stories for World Refugee Day … more

Further information emerging re terrible conditions at Manus Island Detention Centre

Further information emerging re terrible conditions at Manus Island Detention Centre … more

World Refugee Day June 20 2014

World Refugee Day (20 June) is a time to reflect on the challenges faced by refugees and the courage they demonstrate in overcoming them … more

2014 Vinnies CEO Sleepout - 19 June

Best wishes to all CEO's taking the challenge to raise awareness and funds for homelessness. … more

The Good Practice Guide to Child Aware Approaches - Keeping Children Safe and Well - CFCA Paper no 21.

CFCA Paper no 21 2014 - The Good Practice Guide to Child Aware Approaches, Keeping Children Safe and Well … more

Invest in early action now for future economic prosperity says Canadian expert - www.benevolent.org.au

Governments that invest in high quality early intervention and prevention will reap the benefits of a more prosperous future with... … more

Migrants, refugees among 'worst affected' by emergency accommodation shortage - SBS World News Radio

Operators of services for domestic violence victims say Australia is facing a critical shortage of emergency accommodation for women and... … more

'Rise in number of Indigenous children in care' as agencies gather to discuss solutions - Lucy Martin for ABC News

Dozens of community leaders and service providers have gathered in Perth to discuss "deeply worrying" statistics regarding the number of... … more

Being a refugee is not a choice: Carina Hoang at TEDxPerth

In this remarkable and emotional talk, however, author and former refugee Carina Hoang discusses her experience as a 'boat person'. … more

More support needed to reduce number of kids in state care

Centrecare's Glenda Kickett says Indigenous families need early intervention and ongoing support if the number of children being taken... … more

Unicef Australia wants independent body to protect children in detention - article by Oliver Laughland for theguardian

Unicef Australia has marked international refugee week with a call for an independent body to monitor and report on the treatment of... … more

Refugee Week - Sunday 15 June 2014 to Saturday 21 June 2014

Refugee Week provides a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create a culture of welcome throughout the... … more

Community organisation fearful of Abbott government gag - by Peter Martin for the Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian Council of Social Service is concerned that the Abbott government is seeking to gag the welfare sector after comments from... … more

Asylum seeker babies secretly moved to Christmas Island - by Sarah Whyte for The Age

Newborn babies and their families are being secretly moved in the dead of night to Christmas Island detention centre, which is widely... … more

You don't have to be "ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE" to be homeless

Lisa's story is a short YouTube published by Vinnies Victoria as part of their annual CEO sleepout, telling Lisa's story to highlight... … more

Presidents Address - 2014 ACOSS Conference - 'Standing up for what is right' - Francis Lynch

Community sector organisations have a tradition of Standing Up - although many voices are now muted by our fears and concerns about... … more

CHART: Australia's Elderly Are Among The Developed World's Poorest - Greg McKenna for Business Insider Australia

Australia has one of the worst rates of poverty in older people in the developed world. … more

Unemployed youth must apply for 40 jobs a month - article by Dan Harrison for The Sydney Morning Herald

Young job seekers forced to wait six months for unemployment benefits will be required to apply for 40 jobs a month, document their... … more

Refugee looks back on ordeal of seeking asylum and being detained in Nauru - Article by Guy Creighton for ABC News

An Asylum Seekers story … more

Increasing inequality brings high social cost: report

The land of the fair go is disappearing, argues former Liberal leader John Hewson, on the release of a new report on wealth inequality.... … more

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