Issue 12.17 21 April 2017

Affordable Homes for Women - 26 April and 3 May 2017 (City)

New home ownership options for women who are single and over 50 years will be discussed at two workshops run in conjunction with Renewal SA and the South Australian Government.

ASIC Financial Literacy Community of Practice - 28 April 2017 (City)

TOPIC: Achieving results for Indigenous consumers: Case studies on ASIC's work with Indigenous Communities  | GUEST SPEAKER: Nathan Boyle, ASIC's Indigenous Outreach Program (IOP)

Nathan will present on recent court outcomes in the Channic car loans case and Mintabie book up matter and explain how ASIC approached these investigations in new ways to ensure they were culturally appropriate in order to gain a fuller picture of the financial agreements made by Indigenous consumers. Nathan will also explain some of the key financial literacy gaps for Indigenous consumers and give an update on the IOP's work to improve access and knowledge around superannuation.  To attend, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Wednesday 26 April 2017.

ShelterSA: Special General Meeting - 3 May 2017  (City)

Shelter SA Organisation Members are invited to attend the Shelter SA Special General Meeting. Please also take a moment to read the Shelter SA Constitution which contains suggested updates using Track Changes in preparation for the meeting.

Lutheran Community Care: Emergency Relief Courses - from 4 May 2017

Onsite training at your agency is also available. Please contact the Centre for Learning on 8331 3111 for more information.

Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB) Western Region Support Worker Pre-Employment program - EOI 4 May 2017  west

This Program aims to recruit people living in the Western suburbs for employment opportunities as support workers in the aged care and disability sectors.  UCWB are keen to grow their support team and have an increasing demand for male workers in this area. The Program is funded by WorkReady and delivered in partnership with UCWB, TAFE SA, Interskills and WorkReady.

Contact Heather Franchini before 4 May 2017 on 8245 7123 or via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss your suitability for the Program and to register for the Screening Session with TAFESA on 8 May 2017.

2017 SA Family Law Pathways Network Annual Forum - 5 May 2017  (City)

This is a reminder to everyone to ensure that you and your staff register for the 2017 SA Family Law Pathways Network Annual Forum, if you haven’t already done so! Places are limited and are filling up fast so if you wish to attend, please register as soon as possible! For more information and to find the shortcut to register for the 2017 Annual forum, please go to our website.

Pathways to Empowerment - from 9 May 2017

The Zahra Foundation are holding a 9 week course titled ‘Pathways to Empowerment’ for women who have experienced domestic violence. Beginning May 9, the course will run from 9.30am – 2pm (lunch included), and will include creative activities about financial and digital literacy, and pathways to further education or work. To register or for further information call Kelly on 0414 744 377, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also call the Zahra Foundation office on (08) 8352 1889.

Power Knowledge Freedom Program - 10 May 2017

The Zahra Foundation are joining with PKF Kennedy to deliver the 'Power Knowledge Freedom Program'. The Zahra foundation seek to empower women who have experienced domestic or family violence by increasing their economic independence. PKF Kennedy are experts in finance and banking who will present a workshop in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment covering topics including saving and budgeting, superannuation, MyGov and MoneySmart. The event is aimed at women financially disadvantaged due to domestic and family violence, however all women are able to attend. The session will be held Wednesday 10 May 10am to 12 midday. For information or to register, please call Kylie on (08) 8352 1889.

Grant Open: Communities for Children North West Adelaide - closing 11 May 2017  north  west

Service requested: Intensive Family Support program

  • Total per annum: $95,000
  • Funding period: July 2017 – June 2019
  • Application due date: Thursday 11 May 2017

Contact: Craig Bradbrook, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

Shelter SA Housing Matters - 12 April 2017

In this edition:
  • Navigation Centres – what are they and do we need them in SA?
  • Australian school children seek help from homelessness services - Pro Bono Australia article
  • Call for Parity magazine contributions – May 2017
  • Uncovering Adelaide's "hostile" public architecture - InDaily article
  • Who Cares…We Care…Fundraiser to support homeless children - reminder

Shelter SA Housing Matters - 20 April 2017

In this edition:
  • Shared home ownership for people living with a disability
  • Dr Edward Bullitis – 2015 Churchill Fellowship recipient
  • Aboriginal services online directory
  • South Australian homelessness social impact bond raises $9 million

 MarionLIFE Community Services - eNews April 2017  south

YACSA e-Bulletin 2017 #8

Westpac Bump Account

Westpac in conjunction with the celebration of the 200 year Bi Centenary they are offering a bank account with $200 for each child that is born during the year.

The Pursuit of Happiness in Work

Money can’t buy you happiness, but what you actually do for a living is key, according to new research which found not-for-profit workers were among the most satisfied.

Issue 11.17 7 April 2017

Supporting Resilient Workers: Addressing Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout - 18 May 2017

This course, held in Kent Town, provides information, skills development and reflection exploring vicarious trauma and resilience for workers in helping roles. For more information or to register please contact Fiona Meade on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 0452 040 997.

Housing Matters - 4 April 2017

In this edition:
  • The housing crisis on Rear Vision - Radio National program
  • Free Indigenous cultural program
  • AHURI: The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness – case study evidence
  • Australian Government moves on impact investing
  • CHIA publishes Federal budget submission

Uniting Communities: Beulah Park Low Income Support Program E-News - April 2017  east

Living Smart Newsletter and Courses in Adelaide - May 2017

Financial Literacy CoP: Video of Kylie Macfarlane and Miles Larbey

New videos of Kylie speaking about the Start Smart story book and virtual reality experience, and an update on ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching resources for schools and online professional learning modules are now available for viewing.

The next Community of Practice will be held on 28 April 2017.  

World Health Day Statement: Meagre Rate if Newstart IS a Health Issue - Time for a Raise

A Joint Statement from Anti-Poverty Network SA and Public Asssociation of Australia.

The Debt Vultures Webinar

Debt vultures’ are firms that promise to help consumers in financial hardship or with listings of payment defaults on their credit reports, but ASIC has shown that these firms often rely on high pressure selling techniques, one-size-fits-all products being offered despite their unsuitability, and poor disclosure of high fees.

Community Legal Centres and Financial Counsellors have been cleaning up the messes of debt vultures for years with regular complaints from our clients who were expecting financial help, but were instead taken advantage of. In this webinar, Cat Newton and Lachlan Edwards (Consumer Action) discuss how we can assist clients to get refunds when the service claimed simply has not been delivered, and provide them with real help.

When Passion is Payment

If you’re engaging your volunteers well, they’re not only a valuable workforce, but an invaluable channel, writes Think HQ account director Stefan Delatovic who offers five tips for retaining volunteers.

Muhammad Yunus - YouTube

If you watched Q&A on Monday night you would have seen Muhammad Yunus.  Watch his TED talk on the History of Microfinance for more.

Legacy phone contract leaves 80-year-old Telstra customer overpaying

If you’re on an older phone or internet contract you may be paying more for your service than you need to. We recommend consumers review their plans regularly to ensure they are getting the best deal. [Sydney Morning Herald]

Enhanced protections against unwanted telemarketing calls

The ACMA has re-made the Telecommunications (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard with improvements to help Australians better manage unwanted telemarketing.

Fake SMS targets WhatsApp users

WhatsApp users are being warned to beware of phishing scams being delivered via SMS. [Stay Smart Online]

Issue 10.17 31 March 2017

Financial Abuse and Women's Financial Capability e-bulletin #1 - 24 March 2017

NAB Foundation Grants to Include Start-Ups and Social Enterprises - closing 21 April 2017

Talking Cents Workshop - 26 April 2017  west

A FREE workshop on how to grocery shop on a budget. Please click here for the Talking Cents calendar for the remainder of 2017.

TAFE SA Short Courses Now Open for Enrolment

Augusta Zadow Awards: Applications open - closing 23 June 2017

SafeWork SA has $20,000 available to develop an initiative that makes a significant contribution to the health and safety of women working in South Australia. This can be through research, education or development of a solution to a work health and safety problem. 

The awards celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Augusta Zadow, a tenacious advocate for women’s rights in the workplace, by providing the opportunity to further improve the lives of women working in South Australia. Augusta was the first ‘Lady Inspector of Factories’ and was passionate about improving labour conditions for women at work. Read more about Augusta here.

WCC Forum Minutes - 22 March 2017  west

The Forum focused on school costs and different types of support in the sector that can help families struggling to cover educational costs. Thank you again to Ann Bliss from the Nazareth Catholic Community, Rachael Hayes from the Smith Family and Michelle Hogan from Good Shepherd Microfinance for their engaging contributions. The meeting certainly initiated some great networking opportunities!

The next WCC Forum will be held on Wednesday 24 May from 1.00 to 2.30 (lunch is 12.30-1.00) - add it in to your calendar now! An agenda will be sent out next month.

Issue 09.17 24 March 2017

Shelter SA - Housing Matters - 17 March 2017

In this edition:
  • Shelter SA visits Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison
  • PICKLE is helping
  • Housing Improvement Act 2016
  • Fund My Community Grants – workshops

Anti-Poverty Network SA Quarterly - March 2017

ACOSS Post-Budget Breakfast 2017 - Bursaries now open

Is the cost of registration preventing you from attending the ACOSS Post Budget Breakfast?....Why not apply for an event bursary? 

In order to ensure robust and inclusive discussion at ACOSS events it is imperative that people with lived experience of the issues discussed are in the room and contributing to the conversation.  It is also important that community sector organisations of all sizes are equally represented.  For this reason,  ACOSS and partners establish a bursary fund for all ACOSS events.

Training: Special offer for Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management - commencing 1 May 2017  west or online

This qualification supports managers to become inspiring leaders for a responsive human services sector. Faculty members for this program include a number of exceptional leaders in the community services sector, such as Relationships Australia South Australia’s former CEO, Judith Cross. The Advanced Diploma is delivered as a blended learning program, allowing students to study online from anywhere in Australia.

They are offering a $500 tuition discount for enrolments made by Monday, 3 April. Payment plans are also available. For more information click here or to discuss your training options, please call 08 8245 8100 or email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

St John's Youth Services: Keeping My Place

'Keeping my Place' offers support for young people living in private rental, who are at risk of losing their home. Please click here for a referral form.

Tips for Renters – information and services for South Australians

The South Australian Government provides information and services for South Australians on a range of housing topics. For people looking to rent or who are already renting, fact sheets include information about renting privately and sharing, finding a secure rental property, tenancy bonds, residential parks, rooming, lodging and boarding housing and substandard properties. It also provides tips for young people and students as well as offering tenancy information sessions.

Media Release: Fight4Facts Campaign Launch

Energy Efficiency Projects: CORENA revolving fund

CORENA (Citizens Owned Renewable Energy Network Australia) is a not-for-profit organisation that enables ‘the people’ to collectively fund practical renewable energy projects and reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. CORENA provides funding to not-for-profit community organisations and works closely with them to ensure their renewable energy projects successfully reduce emissions and pay for themselves – usually within five years. Loans are interest free and, once repaid, the community organisations continue to benefit from their energy bill savings.

In 2014, Gawler Community House utilised CORENA funding to install a 10kW solar system and replace halogen security lights with LED sensor lights. They recently made their final repayment to CORENA, and will now enjoy the benefits of saving approximately $1,500 in energy costs every quarter. If you have a project idea for CORENA to fund, why not submit an expression of interest.

First look inside the new Royal Adelaide Hospital

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has achieved Technical Completion, a significant milestone in the delivery of SA's world-class new hospital.

Please click here for a virtual tour video of the new RAH, giving you a first look inside the state-of-the-art facility. With 800-beds, individual patient rooms with ensuites, abundant natural light and gardens, the new RAH will set a benchmark for hospitals of the future. For more information click here.

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