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Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper
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Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper

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  • 1. Navigating the ‘Road Home’ national advocacy on the White Paper
  • 2.
    • Overview: where are we at with the WP?
    • Better placed now than when Bob Hawke said ‘No child will live in poverty’…
    • We have ambitious targets, but also have
      • a national strategy (White Paper)
      • funding committed to 2013
    • We also have major challenges
      • governance model is weak
      • hard to get picture across different states
  • 3.
    • Overview (cont):
    • 2 topics for this presentation
    • advocacy/lobbying in 2009
    • what are some of the challenges over the next 5 years?
  • 4.
    • Advocacy/lobbying in 2009
    • Lobbying public service (programs, policy)
    • FaHCSIA
      • research strategy, legislation to replace SAAP
    • Centrelink
      • White Paper measures
      • other related measures – National Compact for Young Australians
  • 5.
    • Lobbying public service (cont)
    • DEEWR and Job Services Australia
    • H.O.P.E. project – ‘Housing Options and Pathways to Employment’
    • Will JSA model deliver?
      • 4 streams with varying levels of support,
      • brokerage for clients in stream 4
      • Innovation Fund
  • 6.
    • advocacy at a state/territory level
    • Policy Officers in SA, WA, Tas, NT
    • State conferences – YAA, CHP, QShelter/QCOSS
    • SAAP reform paper
      • overview of what’s happening to SAAP
  • 7.
    • Lobbying politicians
    • House of Reps Inquiry into new homelessness legislation
    • Talk to number of different Ministers
      • Canberra AGM: Plibersek, Ellis (youth), Arbib (employment services)
    • Greens, Liberals
  • 8.
    • Talk in the media
    • Do about a dozen media releases a year
    • Generally get interest from who you would expect, ie ABC, SBS
      • harder to get interest from Daily Telegraph
    • sometimes we get a real bang
      • - 20 media interviews after release of Counting the Homeless data
  • 9.
    • Building networks
    • In other sectors
      • NESA Conference
      • Australian Drugs Conference
      • Australia’s Welfare Conference
      • National Housing Conference
    • Pull all of this work together at the 2010 National Homelessness Conference
  • 10.
    • 5 major challenges to remember over the next 5 years:
    • Capture the public interest
    • Skill up the media on homelessness
    • Manage relationships with politicians in a subtle, clever way
    • Need some champions – in govt, from other sectors (like employment, AOD etc)
  • 11.
    • Remember that advocacy is a long hard process….
  • 12.  

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