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Sign the petition for more public homes instead of jails

The announcement last week that the Andrews Labor Government in Victoria will spend $1.8 billion to build an additional 1,600 prison beds across Victoria, comes in the wake of a huge increase in the number of prisoners awaiting their court date.  In Victoria, the number of unsentenced, adult prisoners increased by 196% in the six […]

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New report calls for restoration of funding to social housing support program

Funding should be restored to the Victorian Social Housing Advocacy Support Program (SHASP) in the wake of a report that found 78% of public housing tenants supported by the program avoided eviction and 73% engaged in repaying rent debts. A state-wide data collection project conducted from July – September 2013 by the SHASP managers’ network […]

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Save SHASP campaign website

The Save SHASP Campaign momentum is building with the launch of a new website: http://www.noshaspcuts.com/ The website lays out the facts and explains how the state government’s funding cuts to this essential service are likely to affect some of the most vulnerable tenants in Victoria. The site is integrated with social media so it’s easy to […]

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