Repeat: Organisational Liability for Child Abuse Act 2019 and SHS Impacts

7 December 2021: Principal Lawyer at Dobson Mitchell Allport, Audrey Mills, presented an in-depth look at the Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Act 2019 which came into effect in May 2020. This was a repeat of the April presentation which articulated significant changes to organisational liability. Click here for the full evaluation report.

DEN: Meeting People at Their Stage of Change

9 September 2021: Shelter Tas partnered with the Drug Education Network (DEN) to deliver a one-hour presentation titled Meeting People at Their Stage of Change. The session gave a brief overview on the Tasmanian landscape and sources for drug and alcohol information and referrals. Click here to read the evaluation report.

Online Q&A: AOD: Understanding Stigma and Person-Centred Language

Shelter Tas partnered with ATDC and the Alcohol & Drug Foundation to deliver a one-hour presentation unpacking the language used when working with, or communicating with individuals who currently use or have used alcohol or drugs. Click here to read the summary and evaluation report.

ONLINE Q&A: Organisational Liability for Child Abuse Act 2019 and SHS Impacts

Principal Lawyer at Dobson Mitchell Allport, Audrey Mills, presented an in-depth look at the Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Act 2019 which came into effect in May 2020. The targeted presentation highlighted how the new legislation impacts Specialist Homelessness Services and Community Housing Providers. Click here to read the evaluation and summary report.  

NDIS: Connecting and navigating pathways for consumers

NDIS: Connecting and navigating pathways for consumers presented by a team of statewide NDIS coordinators, addressed the most current and targeted issues for specialist homelessness services and community housing providers who support consumers to navigate the NDIS. Click here to read the summary and evaluation report.  

RTA: End of Covid-19 Rent Freeze and Moratorium on Evictions Q&A

This third session from the Tenant’s Union looked at the emerging issues in relation to the end of the non-eviction and rent freeze period eg rent arrears, surge of evictions and strategies for SHS and Tenants Union to work together effectively with the predicted influx. The session also covered the issue of agent timeframes for credit checks and rent bidding. …

RTA: Evictions, Exemptions and Complications Revisited

The evaluation and feedback from the first online session held with Alex from the Tenant’s Union, was overwhelmingly in favour of a follow up session. This second session from the Tenant’s Union drilled down into the rights and responsibilities of tenants around common issues of mould, subleasing, as well as looking at trends, patterns and risk points. It also provided …

Cumulative Impacts on Well Being: Tools for Self-Care (Workshop 3)

Workshop #3 rounds off the series by introducing the tools and strategies for practitioners to implement into their practice to ensure ongoing self-care and wellbeing.  Workshop #3 covered: Self-care Tools; Frameworks; Developing a vicarious resilience framework; The art of happiness; Personality and vicarious resilience. Workshop #3: Tools for Self-Care is the first time we have split a full day equivalent …

Online Q&A: COVID Packages for Housing and Homelessness Services

This session was the fourth in the series of online workshops to address the emerging needs of the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Communities provided an overview of the state government’s COVID-19 packages including Extended Brokerage, Tele Health Screening and Moreton Group Medical Service (MGMS), Mental Health Homelessness Outreach Support Team (MHHOST) and the Safe Space Expansion. …

Online Q&A: RTA Evictions, Exemptions and Complications

Third in the series of online workshops, this session presented by the Tenants’ Union, addressed the most current and targeted information for specialist homelessness services to support consumers around changes to the Residential Tenancy Act and the impact COVID-19 measures including the moratorium on evictions, rent increases and the Residential Rent Relief Grants. The session provided sector specific information including …