29 August 2018                                                                            View this email in your browser
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South Australia's triple whammy

Listen to Mondays with Melanie on TraxFM next Monday (2pm) or Thursday (3pm) to hear our Executive Director Alice talking about our submission to the Select Committee on Poverty and the triple whammy that South Australians face: housing affordability, high utility prices and unemployment. Don't forget to read our Submission and InDaily story!


Parity and Housing Works Edition

Shelter SA recently contributed to Parity and Housing Works' Workforce Development in the Homelessness and Social Housing Sector Edition. Our two recent graduates wrote about their experience in the sector, the lack of young workers, and the shortage of graduate roles. Our Executive Director Alice wrote an opinion piece on the need for a Workforce Development Strategy for the sector and future challenges. 

Survey for frontline workers

People who have a history of brain injury may face unique challenges that make attaining and sustaining housing difficult. However, it is not known whether frontline workers who provide services to individuals experiencing homelessness have knowledge on brain injury. Swinburne University of Technology is recruiting frontline workers across Australia to participate in a 15-20 minute online anonymous survey to learn more about this topic. 
Upon completion of the survey, you may enter into a draw to win one of five $100 gift cards. Find out more about the study or contact the research team with any questions. 

Furniture removal campaign

Consumer and Business Services (CBS) is running a campaign to help consumers and renters to be prepared so they aren't left out of pocket when hiring a removalist to move house.

To avoid extra costs with a furniture removalist service, CBS recommends to: 
  • Shop around, as the cheapest quote may not always be right for your needs
  • Get quotes in writing to avoid disagreements with the furniture removal service
  • Take pictures of your items to be used as evidence if any items are damaged in the move. 
For further information about your rights on furniture removal services, please visit the CBS website. If you have issues with a current furniture removalist or need advice, call CBS on 131 882. 
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