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Category Archives: Homelessness

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‘The best form of welfare is a job’, the government’s mantra opposing raising the Newstart (unemployment benefit) rate – which hasn’t been raised in real terms since 1994. Homelessness services, for example, are struggling to cope with a huge increase in Newstart recipients seeking housing assistance. Read more here. This week’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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It is Homeless Prevention Week. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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‘A federal minister’s call to put a “positive spin” on homelessness has been slammed by community groups, who warn this is a backwards approach to tackling the crisis’. Read more of Luke Michael’s post here on the Pro Bono website. Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Today’s Kneebone cartoon on the Pro Bono news  website.

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‘Family rejection is a major driver of homelessness for LGBTI people.’ See the post on the Pro Bono news website here. This week’s cartoon.

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Today’s Pro Bono Australia  news cartoon. The idea came from the post Calling on Young People to Have Their Say.

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‘The number of Australian school children seeking help from homelessness services has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past three years, according to new data analysis.’ Almost 40,000 school children sought homelessness help last year posted on the Pro Bono news website.