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Issue 33.17 18 September 2017

ShelterSA: Housing Matters - 15 September 2017

In this edition:
  • Time is running out – get your tickets soon!  Open State Event – #BigIdeaSA sponsored by Shelter SA
  • Housing Connect:  2017 Health and Housing Expo – registrations close this week
  • Stamp duty in SA - $30K you’ll never get back
  • Building the extreme weather and disaster resilience of the homeless community
  • Spirit of Woman - survey

MarionLIFE E-news - September 2017  south

In this edition:

Community Spring Fair - 11 October 2017  west

Our annual Community Spring Fair at the Findon Community Centre is held in the lead up to Anti-Poverty Week and is a fabulous FREE day out for families in Western Adelaide. The flyer for the event is attached – please promote the event as widely as possible among your services and your clients.

There will be games and activities for children and adults, great food from Rapid Relief, live music, demonstrations and of course you, local services providing information and assistance in the community!

Only one more stall is available for services who have not yet registered and wish to! To register, just follow the link: Community Spring Fair registration.  Registered services will receive an invoice and further details on the Spring Fair early next week.

Issue 32.17 11 September 2017

Job Vacancies at MoneyMob, Alice Springs  north

MoneyMob has three vacancies at the moment, based in Alice Springs. These are awesome opportunities to do interesting, life changing work with clients and for the person undertaking the role.

  1. NILS Officer - 2 year contract
  2. Loans and Phones Project Officer - to June 2018
  3. Financial Counsellor to June 2018
Please see link to job descriptions and application information. Candidates are required to address the selection criteria in order to be considered.

DCSI Scope Program: Tuesday training - 5 September 2017

Shelter SA: Housing Matters - 7 September 2017

In this edition:
  • Survey – housing affordability
  • Please support Shelter SA – renew your membership or become a member!
  • Red Cross disaster resilience in at-risk communities - survey
  • The benefits of pets and private rental

Upcoming Community Information Sessions in the South  south

Community Information Session: Noarlunga (14 September) and Marion (27 September)
  • This information session will offer people general information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
My NDIS Pathway information session: Marion (27 September)
  • This session is for people who would like further information on how to access the NDIS or those who have already been made eligible for the NDIS.

 

Webinar:Sustainable Business Models for NFP's - 19 September 2017

 

Pop Up Foodbank Noarlunga - 22 September 2017  south

Invitation: Financial Literacy Community of Practice - 6 October 2017

TOPIC: Leveraging the power of fintech to provide more affordable credit options for consumers

Money Matters Course for Women - 24 October 2017  (City)

A FREE Money Matters course specifically for women. Call 8277 0304 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.  Include the clients name, mobile number, email address.  Support workers and carers are most welcome to attend. 

Federal budget - What it means for Carers

The State of Volunteering Online Newsletter - September 2017

Good Spender

Good Spender is an on line shop for selling and purchasing products produced by Australian social enterprises.

NCVER Skilling for Tomorrow

Could we be the last generation to have permanent full-time jobs with one employer at a time?
Skilling for Tomorrow explores what is changing the world of work, the skills we’re predicted to need in the future and what this means for training.

A guide to support organisations in reducing unconscious bias

The Chiefs for Gender Equity have developed a guide to support organisations in reducing unconscious bias in the workplace. The guide was formally launched on Equal Pay Day (4 September 2017). 

The Pickle app

Ever been in a Pickle? The Pickle app connects young people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or in unsafe situations, to connect with the nearest possible service organisation, ensuring they get the help they need right when they need it. Pickle is free, quick and private and was developed by Shelter SA with support from a DCSI Community Benefit SA grant. You can download the PICKLE app from the App Store or Google Play by searching 'Pickle by Shelter SA'.

Zahra Foundation:  Financial Counselling available

The Women’s Information Service is pleased to announce that they will now be hosting a financial counsellor for women affected by domestic and family violence from the Zahra Foundation on Tuesdays from 10am – 4pm (barring the last Tuesday of the month). The financial counsellor will be available for appointments and walk-in enquiries. Women keen to make an appointment can contact Kylie at the Zahra Foundation on 8352 1189 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SA Public Sector Pay Gap Analysis

QLD’s Latest Social Benefit Bond Targets Reoffending

Penda app

Penda is a free and simple to use app combining financial tips, safety and legal information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. Friends, family, employers and other support people can use Penda to help others. Financial security is a key element in ensuring women’s long term safety from violence as poverty and financial hardship often cause women to stay in, or return to abusive relationships.

Penda includes information and referrals to services related to domestic and family violence, finances, emergency money, Centrelink and crisis payments, and managing money and debt after separation or divorce, child support and parenting, housing and property settlement, and visas and immigration. Safety of Penda users is paramount. The app includes a lock screen game function and optional passcode setting, and safety warnings prior to and after download. Penda provides information on risk factors, safety planning, and the safe use of technology.

Penda is in app stores and available for download. For questions or feedback please call Women’s Legal Service Communications Officer, Rebecca Wildermuth on (07) 3392 0644 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Issue 31.17 4 September 2017

Junction Connect - August 2017

Shelter SA : Housing Matters - 31 August 2017

In this edition:
  • Homeless Connect: Health and Housing Expo
  • National Shelter’s submission to the Productivity Commission
  • Shelter SA is celebrating 40 years!  Save the Date

$20 Boss program - start-up capital, training and support - 6 September 2017  south

The City of Onkaparinga are excited to be delivering, in conjunction with Foundation of Young Australians, $20 Boss program which will provide young people aged 15–25 with start-up capital, training and support to launch their own business. 

Environment Governance Scholarships - closing 6 September 2017

Jon Dee EnergySmart saver workshop (Tonsley and Hallett Cove) - 7 September 2017  south

Want to learn how to reduce your energy bills?  Learn how to negotiate a better deal with energy retailers, reduce your lighting, heating, cooling and hot water costs and make your home or business more energy efficient.

Register for a free EnergySmart workshop to be delivered by Jon Dee.  Jon is the Managing Director of the charity DoSomething and hosts the international award-winning ‘Smart Money’ business TV program on Sky News. He is also the author of the ‘Sustainable Growth’ and ‘Energy Cut’ business guidebooks.  For more information, please visit www.jondee.com

Tonsley EnergySmart workshop
When :                4.30pm – 6pm Thursday 7th= September 2017
Where :              COMmunity Space @ The Tonsley Pod (under MAB – via Gate 1), Tonsley Innovation District, 1284 South Rd. Tonsley
Register here for this event.
 
Hallett Cove EnergySmart workshop
When :                6.45pm – 8pm Thursday 7th September 2017
Where :              Cove Civic Centre – 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove
Register here for this event. 

Bookings are essential.  Further information can be obtained by calling the City of Marion Environmental Engagement Officer on 8375 6600.  Attendees will each receive a free copy of Jon’s new energy efficiency guide. 

These workshops are presented by Resilient South and the City of Marion.  They are part of a series of workshops being delivered across SA.  Jon Dee’s community activities and energy efficiency guide have been funded by the Government of South Australia.

Fund My Neighbourhood idea submissions - closing 8 September 2017

Community Forum: The Case against Drug Testing - 9 September 2017  east

SACOSS: The People's Panel & SA's digital future -19 September 2017  (City)

TIAS Community Connections - 19 September 2017  south

Tenant Information Advisory Service will be running an informal session at Community Connections in September, if you would like to know more about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant please come along.

Jon Dee EnergySmart saver workshop - 25 September 2017 (North Adelaide)

Want to learn how to reduce your energy bills?  Learn how to negotiate a better deal with energy retailers, reduce your lighting, heating, cooling and hot water costs and make your home or business more energy efficient.

Register for a free EnergySmart workshop to be delivered by Jon Dee.  Jon is the Managing Director of the charity DoSomething and hosts the international award-winning ‘Smart Money’ business TV program on Sky News. He is also the author of the ‘Sustainable Growth’ and ‘Energy Cut’ business guidebooks. 

Register here for this event. Bookings are essential.  Further information can be obtained by calling Selma Barlow at the City of Adelaide on 8203 7250. 

Attendees will each receive a free copy of Jon’s new energy efficiency guide. There will also be an opportunity to hear about various initiatives and support options available to residents and businesses within the City of Adelaide. This workshop is presented by the City of Adelaide.  They are part of a series of workshops being delivered across SA.  Jon Dee’s community activities and energy efficiency guide have been funded by the Government of South Australia.

Guess Who's Speaking At 'Attack Poverty, Not The Poor'? - 20 to 21 October 2017

Anti-Poverty Network SA's two-day Anti-Poverty Week conference has a diverse line-up of speakers from community groups, grassroots groups and NGOs from across the country. Here just some of the guests who will be joining in on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October at Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, Beulah Park, for Australia's largest Anti-Poverty Week event:

  • DR JOHN FALZON, Chief Executive of the St Vincent Paul Society National Council.
  • TAUTO SANSBURY is a proud Narungga man from South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.
  • LINDA FISK is the co-founder of Seeds of Affinity: Pathways for Women, an award winning, grassroots community group that supports women at every point in the criminal justice system. 
  • MICHELE JARLDORN is Chair of Seeds of Affinity: Pathways for Women
  • VALERIE FARFALLA is the events/training coordinator for the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union. 
  • DANIEL SPENCER is a Solar Citizens South Australian Campaigner and works as a community organiser with Repower Port Augusta. 
  • LEW WHEELER is co-convenor of Fair Go for Pensioners (FGFP) Coalition Victoria, an independent, non-profit coalition of community groups and unions advocating for social justice for people marginalised by income poverty and inequality. 
  • LIZ TEMPLE has been Regional Secretary of the CPSU (Community and Public Sector Union in SA for 7 years, and Deputy President of SA Unions for around 4 years. 

 Have you booked your tickets yet?

Building Family Opportunities (BFO) has returned to Western Adelaide  north  west

This proven very effective ‘whole of family’ case management service helps members of long term jobless families to prepare for and achieve employment.

Please contact us on 82592900 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange for BFO staff to visit your services to:
  • Provide group information sessions clients or staff
  •  engage 1:1 with any of your clients who you think will benefit from program participation

ACOSS call to action to protect our social security safety net

Targeting scams: report of the ACCC on scam activity 2016

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, 2017: Including infographic

Issue 30.17 28 August 2017

Uniting Communities: Low Income Support Program - August 2017  east

Shelter SA : Housing Matters e-News - 23 August 2017

Anti-Poverty Network: Film screening: 'I, Daniel Blake' - 9 September 2017  east

A joint fundraiser for Anti-Poverty Network SA and the Spire Community.

Please join them at this soup kitchen-style dinner and screening of acclaimed director Ken Loach's latest film, a heartbreaking, funny, and realistic story that highlights the way the British welfare system dehumanises its clients. The story takes place in the UK, but bears striking similarities to the welfare system here in Australia. Here is the trailer.

Wine, popcorn, and coffee will be on sale, and tickets for a raffle will also be available. To book tickets please click here.

INVITATION: ASIC Financial Literacy Community of Practice - 6 October 2017

TOPIC: Leveraging the power of fintech to provide more affordable credit options for consumers

Video of the July Financial Literacy CoP and ASIC's Building Senior's Financial Capability Report

Help for Renters finding pet-friendly properties

The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) are helping renters find pet-friendly properties. Around 60% of SA households include a pet, and there is a growing demand for pet friendly properties. Additionally, for women leaving situations of domestic violence who have a pet, being able to find a pet-friendly rental can assist them in leaving these situations more quickly and safely. 

Telcos provide payment flexibility to victims of family violence

This small amendment to the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code announced by the ACMA is a first step to addressing concerns around payment flexibility for victims on family violence. ACCAN and some of our members will be working with the industry to develop a guidance note on these issues. [ACMA]

Optus follows Telstra in providing refunds for NBN customers who overpaid for unattainable speeds

Optus has announced that it will give refunds to its customers who paid for download speeds that their services could not deliver. [news.com.au]

Watch out for NBN scams

The ACCC is warning consumers to watch out for scammers posing as NBN. Scamwatch has received 316 complaints this year about scammers impersonating NBN with nearly $28,000 reported lost.

Tips for voice only and light internet users

Our new tip sheet looks at different mobile, fixed-line phone and internet plans that might be suitable for voice only and light internet users.

Community Sector Banking:  Introducing the new Not-for-Profit Everyday Account 

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