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Anti-Poverty Week 2010 17-23 October

Homelessness and poverty are serious and ongoing problems here in Australia.

Every night there are around 105,000 Australian who don't have a home to sleep in.

12% are children under 12 and roughly half the people using homelessness assistance services are families.

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Community Housing - state government plans

Extract from uncorrected Hansard
[COUNCIL - Thursday, 9 September 2010]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

COMMUNITY HOUSING
630. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Housing:
(1) What future plans does the Department of Housing to transfer properties to the community housing
sector? Read more »

Point Peron - proposed marina and ownership

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL - Wednesday, 8 September 2010]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

POINT PERON — PROPOSED MARINA
615. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:
I refer to plans to develop a marina at Point Peron.
(1) What is the total area of the cape in hectares? Read more »

People with disabilities - older carer support

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL - Tuesday, 7 September 2010]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Simon O'Brien

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES — OLDER CARER SUPPORT
2529. Hon Lynn MacLaren to the Minister for Disability Services
(1) Has the Government indicated that the needs of family members of older carers will be a major focus
in 2010/11? Read more »

Jandakot Airport - Clearing of Bushland

Extract from Hansard
[COUNCIL - Tuesday, 7 September 2010]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Donna Faragher

JANDAKOT AIRPORT — CLEARING OF BUSHLAND
600. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the clearing of bushland at Jandakot Airport that was approved by the federal Minister for the Read more »

Voiceless People's Choice! Awards

Technology comes to animal protection with an iPhone app and cooking ‘webisodes’ among this year’s finalists for the Voiceless People’s Choice! Awards. 

Other finalists include a children’s book about factory farming and a study into whether animals experience grief.

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