May 2010

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Homelessness and Social Inclusion

Table of contents

Foreword – Tanya Plibersek



Social Inclusion: Getting it; Right(s)

Community Sector Workers Turn Out in Force for Equal Pay
By Julie Kun, ASU Organiser, ASU Victorian Authorities and Services Branch

Homelessness Australia Update
By Travis Gilbert, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

Chapter 1: Australian Government Initiatives

A Stronger, Fairer Australia: The National Statement on Social Inclusion
By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Strategic Policy Branch

The Australian Social Inclusion Board
By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Strategic Policy Branch

Social Inclusion in Australia: How Australia is Faring
By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Strategic Policy Branch

Conferring on Social Inclusion: The January 2010 Australian Government Social Inclusion Conference in Melbourne
By Dr Maria Degabriele, Policy Manager, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

Chapter 2: Getting the Framework Right

Social Inclusion and Homelessness: Including the Already Excluded
By Anne Pate and Emma Cull, Melbourne Citymission Research and Social Policy Unit

Homelessness and Social Inclusion: Bringing Them in From the Margins
By Travis Gilbert, Policy and Research Officer, Homelessness Australia

How to Exclude Without Really Trying
By Kasy Chambers, Executive Director, Anglicare Australia

Social Inclusion is Not a Fad but a More Meaningful Way Forward
By Tony Barnett, Policy and Research Manager, Brotherhood of St Laurence

The Economics of Inclusion 23
By Dr Andy Marks, Senior Researcher, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Homelessness and Social Inclusion
By Jo Fildes and Sean Lappin, Mission Australia

The Role of Home and Place in Social Inclusion: Expanding the Agenda
By Kath Hulse and Angela Spinney, Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

Chapter 3: State Governments: Applying the Framework

Social Inclusion and Homelessness: A South Australian Perspective
By Monsignor David Cappo AO, Commissioner for Social Inclusion

Report on Research: Social Inclusion and Homelessness in South Australia — A Critical Appraisal
By Chris Horsell, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work and Social Administration, Flinders University

From Houses to Homes and Homes to Neighbourhoods: Good Process, Good Location and Good Design for Social Inclusion
By Professor David Adams, Social Inclusion Commissioner for Tasmania

Partnerships and Principles for People: Social Inclusion and Homelessness in Tasmania
By Mellissa Gray, Director, Social Inclusion Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet and Mercia Bresnehan, Director, Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

Chapter 4: Social Inclusion, Programs in Action

Social Inclusion and Chronic Homelessness
By Michael Perusco, CEO, Sacred Heart Mission

How We Have Helped Others to Help Ourselves
By Robyn Szechtman, City of Port Phillip

Journey to Social Inclusion: Social Inclusion for People who have Been Chronically Homeless
By Sue Grigg, J2SI Manager and Suzi James-Nevell, BUDS Coordinator

A View From Inside Regina Coeli
By Jeanne Gabrielle, Resident Regina Coeli Community

Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Another Pathway to Homelessness and Social Exclusion in Australia
By Johanna Burns, Northern Initial Assessment and Planning Coordinator, HomeGround Services, Former Senior Caseworker, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Homelessness, Philanthropy and Social Inclusion
By Shane Austin, Leader — Community Strategy, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Chair — Philanthropy Australia’s Addressing Homelessness Affinity Group

PESP Monthly Update
By Cassandra Bawden, PESP Project Worker


The Meaning of Social Inclusion: An Interview with David Montgomery, PESP Member