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Issue 14.17 08 May 2017

Supporting Resilient Workers - 18 May 2017   east

It's Up 2 Me: Life Skills Suppport Groups - 19 May to 23 June 2017  west

These FREE sessions are facilitated to provide you with information, resources and skills to improve your everyday living in; cooking, cleaning, wellbeing, tenancy, Budget, Employment. You will also receive goodies and products as well as morning and afternoon tea for attending each session. You can also participate in making your own lunch in our cooking session. You will be able to take it away with you too, so come on and give it a try.

AGENDA: Western Community Connections - 24 May 2017  west

The focus for this meeting is Housing Affordability, and the speakers are from Housing SA and from two Community Housing providers, Westside Housing Association and Anglicare SA.

This meeting will follow a panel discussion format following brief presentations, so everyone attending the Forum will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns with the speakers. Tania Noonan from Westside Housing will facilitate the discussion.  Light lunch will be provided just prior to the meeting (12:30-1:00), please RSVP to Stephen on 8245 7148 for catering purposes. Likewise if you have any particular dietary requirements. 

Taxation 2017 at Findon Community Centre - FREE - 31 May 2017  west

Learn from the Community Education and Assistance Team from the ATO how to go about creating and linking a “myGov” account and lodging your tax return with “myTax”. An opportunity too for questions, answers and assistance. Call 8408 1310 for bookings.

Shelter SA:  DV prevention ‘Speed Geeking’ Workshop - 1 June 2017  (City)

The 2011 ABS Census determines that at 36.2%, domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness in Australia.  Shelter SA is currently hosting a University of Adelaide intern student  whose research project is prevention vs crisis management policy, legislation and service delivery in South Australia.  As part of the research, Shelter SA will be holding a free ½ day workshop to explore and emphasise the benefits of early intervention and DV prevention.  The ‘Speed Geeking’ workshop including morning tea will provide an opportunity to hear from keynote speakers and ambassadors about DV prevention strategies, initiatives and programs to help build a deeper understanding of early intervention and DV prevention and to share practical examples and ideas.

$2M Grants to Create Brighter Futures for Australians Westpac - closing 9 June 2017

Australians are being called on to get behind their communities and nominate a local not for profit to share in $2 million of grant funding to improve the lives of Australians experiencing disadvantage.

Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship - closing 17 July 2017

The Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship will be awarded again in 2017. This scholarship will support a woman to investigate social problems and/or undertake a study in the field of social sciences. Women aged 20 to 35 years who meet the SA residential criteria are eligible to apply. The scholarship, valued at $25,000, will be awarded based on the quality and relevance of the research proposal, and the eligibility criteria. 

Community of Practice - Presentation featuring Nathan Boyle

An interview with Nathan and the presentation slides from the last Community of Practice have been published on the National Financial Literacy website, these feature Nathan Boyle who outlined ASIC's work with Indigenous communities. The next Community of Practice will be on Friday 26 May 2017.

Sector Warns of Big Brother Welfare as Cashless Debit Cards Look to Expand

Speculation is mounting that the government could announce an extension of its controversial income support model, known as the cashless debit cards, in its 2017 budget. 

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