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Vulnerable Australians must not bear the brunt of budget savings 22 March 2017
Catherine Yeomans, CEO Mission Australia is today calling on the Senate to block damaging cuts to social security
Disability Management Services Palm Beach, Queensland 16 March 2017
An unexpected accident forced 55-year-old Janine* to leave her job as a domestic care assistant for elderly clients on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Scrapping NAHA without a clear replacement is illogical and extremely disconcerting 10 February 2017
“It’s deeply concerning to learn that social housing and homeless funding may be scrapped with no sense of what, if anything, would replace it."
Mission Australia's statement re swearing in of Greg Hunt as Minister for Health 24 January 2017
We know mental health is a rising issue across the sector with staff highlighting it as one of the top three issues facing our clients.
Urgent commitment needed for successful program preventing youth homelessness 19 January 2017
Mission Australia is calling on Federal Government to urgently commit to refunding a vital program which prevents young people becoming homeless.
Mission Australia pushes for long-term commitment to halving homelessness after record numbers of homeless people reported accessing services 15 December 2016
Mission Australia is again calling on the government to commit to halving homelessness by 2025 following the release of a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Mission Australia reports young people most concerned about alcohol, drugs, mental health and discrimination 05 December 2016
Major new research by Mission Australia has revealed rising numbers of young people are reporting concerns about alcohol and drugs, mental health and discrimination, pointing to the need for a more targeted and co-ordinated approach to ensure youth support services are accessible across the nation.
Mission Australia Housing calls for more 'housing first' at Common Ground Sydney's five year anniversary 04 November 2016
On Friday 4 November at the fifth anniversary celebrations of Mission Australia Housing’s Common Ground Sydney building in Camperdown, Mission Australia will call for more Housing First models across the nation for people who are experiencing long term homelessness.
Missionbeat makes urgent call for blankets for Sydney's homeless 31 October 2016
Mission Australia’s homeless transport service, Missionbeat is urgently calling on Sydneysiders to donate good quality and clean single bed blankets
Mission Australia's Christmas campaign highlights pressures faced by homeless families 06 October 2016
Mission Australia has launched an advertising campaign to raise awareness of the need to support homeless families into safe homes.
Mission Australia warns of worrying surge of older homeless women 30 September 2016
Mission Australia is urging the government to take action to reduce the number of older women becoming homeless.
My Dad was dying and we were living in his work van 30 September 2016
Will was only 11 when his family became homeless. His Dad, Mark, was terminally ill with cancer and too sick to work.
Homeless at 16 - one girl's journey to rebuilding her life 29 September 2016
After years of sexual abuse from her stepdad, Zoe finally couldn't take it anymore. But she never thought telling her mum would mean that she would be kicked out of home
Young people are our future and we must give them the best chance to overcome barriers limiting their entry into work 20 September 2016
In response to Social Services Minister Christian Porter’s Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare announced today.
Mission Australia urges more accredited youth rehab facilities to tackle high cost of ice addiction 13 September 2016
Mission Australia is again calling on the government to fund a network of accredited youth-specific rehabilitation and detox services
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people need to be meaningfully engaged in policy making 09 September 2016
I was recently asked to write a foreword for a special report by Mission Australia which explores data collected in their annual Youth Survey
Fundamental shift needed to put Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people at the centre of decision making 07 September 2016
Mission Australia is calling for a fundamental shift to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are at the centre of decision making
It makes good census that #Homelessnesscounts 05 August 2016
During Homelessness Week (August 1-7) Mission Australia is urging all homeless Australians, including the ‘hidden homeless’, to participate in 9 August Census and make their answers count so the severity of the issue is adequately represented.
Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'