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

WA charities and jobseekers set to bear budget brunt - Article by Rachel Siewert for

Current estimates suggest up to 23,000 jobseekers on Newstart and Youth Allowance in WA aged under 30 could be face the prospect of six... … more

Rosalie Kunoth-Monks inspires with her Q&A speech: 'I am not the problem' -

ACTOR and Aboriginal elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks has launched a deeply moving defence of her traditional way of life stating "I am not the... … more

Perth aid worker describes life on assignment in Afghanistan for the Red Cross - by Emma Wynne for 720 ABC Perth

Home in Perth after 13 months working for the Red Cross in Afghanistan, Dorsa Nazemi-Salman describes life as a protection delegate in... … more

Congratulations to Sue Ash, CEO of UnitingCare West, on her Queens Birthday Honour Award.

Congratulations to Sue Ash, CEO of UnitingCare West, on her award of a Queen's Birthday Honour as an Officer of Australia. … more

'A eulogy to the NHS: What happened to the world my generation built?' - Harry Leslie Smith

In 1926, Harry Leslie Smith's sister died of TB in a workhouse infirmary, too poor for proper medical care. In 1948, the creation of the... … more

Welfare groups warn changes will spark jobless catastrophe - Article by Dan Harrison and Beau Donelly for the Sydney Morning Herald

Welfare groups warn changes will spark jobless catastrophe. More than half a million young people could need emergency assistance to pay... … more

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