Archive of posts in the 'Homelessness' category

Theatre of the streets gives homeless a voice in human rights debate

April 30, 2009

A unique theatre group is being used to ensure the views of homeless people are heard during the national consultation on human rights. Milkcrate Theatre has been performing in Sydney for several years and is performs entirely to homeless people. … read more

Never for us, without us:

February 14, 2009

The Federal Government’s White Paper on Homelessness, The Road Home: A National Approach to Reducing Homelessness, lists as a priority ‘placing people who are experiencing homelessness at the centre of service delivery and design’. This article provides detailed advice on … read more

Reforms to fine paying system is good news for homeless people

November 25, 2008

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has welcomed the decision by the NSW Government to reform the way in which fines can be paid. Under a new proposal announced today by the NSW Attorney General, the Hon John Hatzistergos, people … read more

Homeless Persons’ Legal Service, Deacons & Wayside Chapel team up to offer free legal advice to the homeless in Kings Cross

February 24, 2008

One of Sydney’s best known drop-in centres for the homeless, the Wayside Chapel at Kings Cross, is now opening its doors to lawyers every Monday morning as part of the latest legal clinic run by the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service … read more

Not Such a Fine Thing! On-the-spot fines disadvantage Homeless and Young People

October 23, 2007

The NSW Government’s scheme to issue on-the-spot fines for minor criminal offences will significantly impact upon homeless and other disadvantaged peoples. The range of offences under the new scheme that will attract an on-the-spot fine are the kinds of offences … read more

NSW Attorney General to launch new homeless legal clinic

January 31, 2007

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) will tomorrow launch a new free legal clinic in Newtown. The clinic will be launched at Newtown Mission, 2 Erskineville Road, Newtown, on Friday, 2 February at 12:30pm by the Hon Bob Debus, MP, … read more

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