"My heart sank but my head filled with rage when I heard another woman had allegedly been murdered by her partner." Karyn Walsh, CEO Micah Projects.
There is growing frustration that the inquiry into child sexual abuse will not be able to deliver an adequate national redress scheme to compensate victims.
Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council speaks to RN Breakfast's Ellen Fanning from Rockhampton.
"The number of Australians living in entrenched disadvantage is a disgrace and without a radical policy shake-up Australia will never reduce this number or the cost to taxpayers, CEDA Chief Executive Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin has said when releasing CEDA’s latest research, Addressing entrenched disadvantage in Australia, today."
A coalition of more than 50 homelessness support organisations across the country is warning 80,000 Australians could be back on the street without a new federal government funding commitment.
Australia may need to pay $4.4bn as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.
A consultation paper, released by Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, estimated 65,000 people may be entitled to compensation. The commission is investigating how schools, churches and government bodies responded to abuse claims and cases.
"According to the main organisation working with Brisbane’s homeless, Micah Projects, there are concerns the 'most vulnerable' could be inadvertently trapped by the security operation."
A staggering number of homeless people in Brisbane are children, according to research compiled as part of the 500 Lives 500 Homes campaign. Community service providers and volunteers surveyed 548 homeless individuals and 177 families around Brisbane during two weeks in March.
In Brisbane’s south, three dedicated nurses are providing health care to the most vulnerable in our society, people who are homeless.
"Placing the homeless in permanent accommodation with access to a case manager is much cheaper than having people go through court. It would cost $2,172 a year to house the homeless at a long-term address compared with $8,719 if they went through the justice system, a study of homeless people in Brisbane found."
Giving apartments to the chronically homeless can save taxpayer dollars, advocates say. Anderson Cooper reports on the 100,000 Homes Campaign, an innovative approach to fighting homelessness.
CBS 60 Minutes, 9 February 2014 (an add plays for the first 30secs)