This week the Federal Government released a
draft of a bill that, if passed, would be the overriding Federal legislation on
homelessness in Australia. The Homelessness
Bill 2012 provides recognition of people who experience homelessness
with the goal of increasing understanding and awareness of homelessness in
Australia. Most importantly, the bill legislates a nationally
recognised definition of homelessness and expands the current definition to
include people living in caravan parks & boarding houses out of need.
Last week as many know was Yfoundations' bi-annual End Youth Homelessness Conference. This year we were lucky enough to have a photographer, Anna Zhu, come join in on and document the energy and parts of the event. This is a post from her blog.
It would have been
hard to be living in the western world yesterday and not have heard about the
passing of Steven Paul Jobs (1955-2011), founder and former CEO of Apple Inc.
Suffering from pancreatic cancer, Jobs died yesterday at his home his
California surrounded by his family. At his death he was estimated to be worth
$1.2 billion, coveted as a genius, and to some evangelicals, a savior of the
modern world. This morning The Sydney
Morning Herald ran a front-page article on their websi...