Navigating the ‘Road Home’   national advocacy on the White Paper
<ul><li>Overview: where are we at with the WP? </li></ul><ul><li>Better placed now than when Bob Hawke said ‘No child will...
<ul><li>Overview (cont):  </li></ul><ul><li>2 topics for this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>advocacy/lobbying in 2009 </l...
<ul><li>Advocacy/lobbying in 2009  </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying public service (programs, policy) </li></ul><ul><li>FaHCSIA ...
<ul><li>Lobbying public service (cont) </li></ul><ul><li>DEEWR and Job Services Australia </li></ul><ul><li>H.O.P.E. proje...
<ul><li>advocacy at a state/territory level </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Officers in SA, WA, Tas, NT </li></ul><ul><li>State c...
<ul><li>Lobbying politicians </li></ul><ul><li>House of Reps Inquiry into new homelessness legislation  </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Talk in the media </li></ul><ul><li>Do about a dozen media releases a year </li></ul><ul><li>Generally get interes...
<ul><li>Building networks </li></ul><ul><li>In other sectors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NESA Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><li>5 major challenges to remember over the next 5 years:  </li></ul><ul><li>Capture the public interest </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Remember that advocacy is a long hard process…. </li></ul>
 
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Navigating The Road Home National Advocacy On The White Paper

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