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Member statement: Prahran Rotary

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
24 February 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — On 5 February I attended a homelessness forum hosted by the Rotary Club of Prahran at the Prahran RSL.

The panel members — Jo Swift, CEO of Kids Under Cover; Rob Ellis from the Salvation Army; Linda Bradley from the Sacred Heart Mission; Tracey Swadling from Prahran Mission; and Senior Sergeant Dagmar Andersen from Victoria Police — gave attendees a greater understanding of what constitutes homelessness; the causes of homelessness, such as family violence, mental illness and substance abuse; what we can do to reduce homelessness, such as early intervention and providing assistance for young people to enter the private rental market; and the importance of the continuation of the Council of Australian Governments national partnership agreement on homelessness.

I applaud Prahran Rotary for shining a light on the critical issue of homelessness and thank Susie Cole and Prahran Rotary president, Graeme Newton, for organising the event. I commend the panel members, their organisations and their colleagues for the work they do for our community.

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Sam Hibbins MP
Member for Prahran
24 February 2015
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