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  1. Could you survive on $38 dollars a day?
    (Media and updates)

    that they just don’t have anything to spare after paying their rent and bills. Budgets are even tighter when living off the Youth Allowance, a payment that is designed to support young people as they finish their studies, undertake an apprenticeship or...

    Created on 19 October 2017
  2. Social and affordable housing is key to the future of national housing policy
    (Media and updates)

    care approach There are many effective models of supported accommodation that cater for particular needs. This includes: Youth Foyers which link young people to education and employment while they are safely accommodated; rehabilitation facilities for...

    Created on 27 September 2017
  3. Smooth sailing thanks to Spin 180
    (People and communities)

    family breakdown and was at risk of becoming homeless. Today, the 16-year-old has just competed in a prestigious national youth Regatta in Sydney after turning his life around in our Spin 180 program in Darwin. Spin 180 Youth Homelessness Support Worker...

    Created on 26 September 2017
  4. Mission Australia, Vinnies and Anglicare Australia say inadequate income support payments are leading to poverty
    (Media and updates)

    Society National Council and Anglicare Australia are calling on the Commonwealth Government to recognise that Newstart and Youth Allowance payments are not enough to cover the cost of living. New figures released by the Social Policy Research Centre...

    Created on 26 September 2017
  5. Beyond supply
    (Safe homes)

    security. The inadequacy of social security payments has been well critiqued, particularly the very low payment levels for Youth Allowance and Newstart at just $436 and $535.60 per fortnight respectively. We have a highly targeted social security system...

    Created on 25 September 2017
  6. Positive pathways preventing detention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    (Media and updates)

    more than a year since ABC TV’s Four Corners exposed the abuse and punishment of vulnerable children at Darwin's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, sparking a Royal Commission. Last year the Queensland Government also called an independent review into...

    Created on 19 September 2017
  7. Prevention of youth suicide in NSW

    Youth suicide is an escalating issue in NSW that requires timely and effective responses. We welcome the opportunity to provide input to the inquiry on the prevention of youth suicide in NSW. This submission focuses on the terms of reference in...

    Created on 12 September 2017
  8. Prevention of youth suicide in NSW

    Youth suicide is an escalating issue in NSW that requires timely and effective responses. We welcome the opportunity to provide input to the inquiry on the prevention of youth suicide in NSW. This submission focuses on the terms of reference in...

    Created on 12 September 2017
  9. Spring newsletter 2017
    (Newsletters)

    and everyone in between and beyond, your support is making a tangible impact for people across the country every day. Our Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report shows we’ve got a big job ahead of us to adequately assist young people on their...

    Created on 31 August 2017
  10. Together we Trek
    (Spring newsletter 2017)

    target, the money will go directly towards launching a new Missionbeat service in the Northern Territory to support youth experiencing homelessness or in need of assistance. “There's something truly timeless and magical about the Larapinta Trail...”...

    Created on 31 August 2017
  11. Cassie’s letter of thanks
    (Safe homes)

    Year 10. She’s currently completing Year 11 as well as a certificate in child studies, and one day hopes to become a youth worker. Tamara recently received this letter from Cassie, whose life has turned around completely thanks to the support she...

    Created on 30 August 2017
  12. Brighter DAYS ahead for Perth youth
    (Safe homes)

    A recent expansion and refurbishment has refreshed Mission Australia's Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) with modern, youth-friendly facilities, extra floor space, and importantly more beds for those who need them....

    Created on 04 August 2017
  13. Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report says early intervention is key
    (Media and updates)

    In the lead up to Homelessness Week (7-13 August), Mission Australia’s Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report released today gives findings from the Mission Australia Youth Survey, showing poor family functioning and serious mental illness are...

    Created on 03 August 2017
  14. Youth mental health and homelessness report infographic

    This two-page infographic is taken from the Mission Australia Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report . It provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations of the report.

    Created on 01 August 2017
  15. Mission Australia Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report

    Mission Australia’s Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report released August 2017 gives findings from the Mission Australia Youth Survey, showing that poor family functioning and serious mental illness are factors that impact on the risks of...

    Created on 01 August 2017
  16. A star in our midst at Junaa Buwa!
    (Other)

    become an actor! Daniel is currently being supported by the residential rehabilitation team at the Junaa Buwa! Centre for Youth Wellbeing – a highly structured holistic program where young people can make positive changes in a supportive and safe...

    Created on 01 August 2017
  17. Punishing people for poverty won't make the complexities go away
    (People and communities)

    have been driven well below the cost of living. A single person on Newstart has to scrape by on $38 a day. For a person on Youth Allowance, it is $31. In many cities and towns across Australia now, that will not cover the rent, let alone food and bills....

    Created on 21 July 2017
  18. Catherine Yeomans CEO - Statement from Mission Australia Chairman Ken Dean
    (Media and updates)

    and strengthen communities, through providing extensive family and community support programs, including early learning, youth services, social and affordable housing and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. With the 2,800-strong Mission Australia...

    Created on 03 July 2017
  19. Winter newsletter 2017
    (Newsletters)

    can pursue lives of independence. I was thrilled to recently attend the opening of David Martin Place, our ground-breaking youth detox facility. We’ve also just opened Benjamin Short Grove, our new aged care facility, which we couldn’t have done without...

    Created on 21 June 2017
  20. Fresh hope for youth
    (Winter newsletter 2017)

    We have just opened NSW’s first youth detox facility, David Martin Place. The $3 million facility will support 10 young people at a time through a substance withdrawal and detox program for up to 28 days. David Martin...

    Created on 21 June 2017

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