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Cover Parity March 2010

‘What’s Next?’ The White Paper 12 Months On

Table of contents

Foreword
By The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for Housing, Minister for the Status of Women

Editorial
By Michelle Burrell, CEO, Council to Homeless Persons

News

March Update, Homelessness Australia (HA)
By Simon Smith, Executive Officer

Elizabeth St Common Ground Commences Tenant Intake: 235 Referrals in 4 Days

Feature: “What’s Next?” The White Paper 12 Months On

Australian Government Initiatives
By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Homelessness Branch

Centrelink’s Role in Responding to Homelessness
By Peter Humphries, Deputy National Manager, Social Work Services, Centrelink

How is the Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) Program helping the homeless?
By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mental Health and Autism Branch

More Emergency Relief and Commonwealth Financial Counselling to Support People who are Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness
By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Money Management Branch

A National Quality Framework for Services to People Experiencing and at Risk of Homelessness
By the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Homelessness Branch

The White Paper: What’s Next?

Can We Reach the 2013 Target?
By Chris Chamberlain, Professor of Applied Social Research, RMIT University

Gathering Around the Table: Challenges to the Successful Implementation of the White Paper
By Simon Smith, Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

What is to be Done? The White Paper 12 Months On
By Adrian Pisarski, Chairperson, National Shelter

The White Paper: One Year On
By Alison Macdonald, Policy Officer, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic)

Oh ACHA, ACHA! Wherefore art thou ACHA!
By Bryan Lipmann, AM, CEO, Wintringham

Governments’ Commitment to Consumer Participation: All Care, No (financial) Responsibility
By Chris Hartley, Policy Officer, Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (NSW) and James Farrell, Manager/Principal Lawyer, PILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (Vic)

Australia’s Homeless Act
By James Farrell, Manager/Principal Lawyer, PILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic and Caris Cadd, Secondee Lawyer, PILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic

Young Homeless Get a Voice
By Veronica Penna

Hitting our Targets: Leadership in Implementation Will Ensure Success
By Stephen Nash, CEO, HomeGround Services

A Crisis With a Crisis Issue led to Focus and Solutions in Hornsby
By Judy Hopwood MP, State Member for Hornsby

The Ageing Elephant in the Room
By Jeff Fiedler, Tenancy Advice/Policy Worker, Housing for the Aged Action Group

On the Road to Nowhere?
By Cassandra Bawden,CHP PESP Project Worker

Counting Homelessness: Policy Based on What we Know?
By Ludo McFerran, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse and Older Women’s Network NSW

Increasing Engagement With, Investment In, and Visibility of Domestic Violence Related Homelessness Services
By Catherine Gander, Executive Officer, NSW Women’s Refuge Movement and NSW WESNET Representative and Taryn Champion, Project and Policy Officer, NSW Women’s Refuge Movement

Towards Equal Outcomes: Building on the Best of the Implementation Activities Occurring Across Australia
By Prue Burns, Senior Research and Projects Officer, Mission Australia, Sean Lappin, National Homelessness Advisor, Mission Australia and Anne Hampshire, National Manager, Research and Social Policy, Mission Australia

Social Inclusion and Housing Allocation: Policy and Practice Tensions
By Chris Talbot, Executive Manager, Research and Development UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide, Jo Baulderstone and Loretta Geuenich, Flinders University

There is Still a Need for Affordable Supported Housing
By Jed Donoghue, the Salvation Army (Tasmania), Manager Housing and Homeless Services

Secondary Homelessness Services?: What Will be the Role of Existing Services Under the New Approach?
By Travis Gilbert, Policy and Research Officer, Homelessness Australia

Early Intervention and the States: A Deliberately Provocative Viewpoint
By Christopher Monie, Family Worker, Reconnect, Lisa Lodge

National Roundup

Sector and Government Collaboration on The Road Home in Queensland
By Jill Lang,Director QCOSS

The Northern Territory
By Louise Weber, NT Shelter

Tasmania
By Anita van Riet, Shelter Tasmania

White Paper 12 Months On: The Focus on Youth in Victoria
By Jane Lazzari, CHP Youth Policy Officer

Homelessness National Partnership The Implementation Plan for South Australia, July 2009–June 2013
By Cécile Dutreix, Homelessness SA

Homelessness Policy Development and Implementation: Working Within a Regional Framework
By Katherine McKernan, Housing NSW

Western Australia
By Gerhard Rousseau, Community Housing Coalition of WA

A New Assertive Outreach Service for the Inner City of Sydney
By Trish Connolly Acting/Principal Policy Officer, Homelessness Unit, Housing NSW and Liz Giles, Manager, Homelessness Unit, City of Sydney

Opinion

Narelle Clay,
Chair, Homelessness Australia

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