Break Those Chains Sista: Bringing Attention to Domestic Violence In Indigenous Communities
Community Healthcare / Health & Healthcare / homelessness / Other / Social Policy

Break Those Chains Sista: Bringing Attention to Domestic Violence In Indigenous Communities

Family & domestic violence have reached epidemic proportions in Australia, impacting all communities. We spoke to Luke Edwards, who is a social worker and songwriter/producer who assisted with the song ‘Break Those Chains Sista’, which was written and developed by a group of indigenous domestic violence survivors. The song will be featured at the upcoming … Continue reading

Supporting Employees Suffering Domestic Violence: The Westpac Experience
Community Healthcare / Health & Healthcare / homelessness / Other / Social Policy

Supporting Employees Suffering Domestic Violence: The Westpac Experience

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed at the 2nd Annual National Family & Domestic Violence Summit we spoke to Ainslie van Onselen, the Director of Women’s Markets, Inclusion & Diversity at Westpac. She spoke to us about the initiatives Westpac has implemented to support their employees who are experiencing … Continue reading

Social media for social change
Community Healthcare / Media / Social Policy

Social media for social change

In the lead up to the upcoming Homelessness Summit in Sydney, Daniel Scoullar, a communications consultant with expertise in the homelessness and housing sector, joins us to  discuss social media’s capacity for advocacy, engagement and stakeholder relationship management. While challenging some of the myths about social media and the homeless, he also highlights how a strategic and … Continue reading

Opinion: The biggest issues & innovations for prisons in 2015
Social Policy

Opinion: The biggest issues & innovations for prisons in 2015

Figures from last year show that prisons in Australia have been overcrowding with 30, 000 people currently predicted to be incarcerated in our borders. This is currently the highest number of prisoners in Australia throughout history. We spoke to a few industry experts who will be delivering presentations at the Prisons 2015 conference about the biggest … Continue reading

Social Policy

Which areas of welfare are in most need of reform?

Australia’s welfare system is a complex framework of income support payments and supplements, which is aimed at helping the population in times of need. The Reference Group on Welfare Reform (RGWR) said the the Department of Social Service’s cash transfer payments to individuals and families are the largest component of the nation’s social support system, … Continue reading