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National coalition of community organisations calls on the Federal Government to ‘fix housing for young people’ as data reveals 44% still homeless after support

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A coalition of over 80 organisations, including peak bodies, homelessness services, housing providers, unions and others, has written to Federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness Minister Julie Collins seeking urgent action to ‘unlock Australia’s housing system’ for 16-24-year-olds who are homeless and unable to access housing. This follows an analysis of the most recent Specialist … Continued

Cockburn based Nasir Mosque is actively rallying community members to join hands in helping out with Clean Up Australia day initiative

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bibra lake, 03/03/2024 – This Sunday, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Perth based out of Perth’s largest Nasir Mosque is excited to make a significant impact in thier local community through the dedicated cleanup initiative. Committed to the principles of community service and environmental responsibility, the group will actively participate in a cleanup … Continued

Ahmadiyya Muslims lead the way in Clean Up Australia Day

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Media Opportunity:Coverage of hundreds of Muslim volunteers taking part in #CleanUpAusDay. Interview of volunteers, Muslim leaders and dignitaries. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia has been taking part in ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ for over three decades. This year, they have registered 21 ‘Clean-Up Australia Day’ sites nationwide and members will enthusiastically take part in large … Continued

Ahmadiyya Muslims lead the way in Clean Up Australia Day

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Media Opportunity:Coverage of hundreds of Muslim volunteers taking part in #CleanUpAusDay. Interview of volunteers, Muslim leaders and dignitaries. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia has been taking part in ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ for over three decades. This year, they have registered 21 ‘Clean-Up Australia Day’ sites nationwide and members will enthusiastically take part in large … Continued

New research highlights long-term mental health benefits of school belonging

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A groundbreaking study has shed light on the crucial role school belonging plays in shaping mental wellbeing in adolescents.  School belonging, characterised by positive affect towards school, strong relationships with teachers, and feeling socially valued, has long been associated with immediate benefits for students’ mental health.  The project was a collaboration between Monash University, Deakin … Continued

Victoria’s failure to address critical mental health royal commission hurts young people

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Media release | Friday, February 23 2024 The Victorian Government has failed to fund 500 housing places for young people living with mental illness almost three years after making the commitment – a key royal commission recommendation. The landmark Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System recommended 500 new medium-term supported housing places for people … Continued

South Australian students called to kickstart their year by getting disaster ready with a Duke of Edinburgh International Award

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Australian Red Cross in collaboration with the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) and Commissioner for Children and Young People Helen Connolly, and supported by the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, has launched the Youth in Emergencies Development Program (YEDP) set to empower the youth of South Australia to be disaster ready.   Open to … Continued