Water Minister Dave Kelly this week emphasised the value of water for people living on the streets, when he inspected Perth's first hybrid shower and laundry van for the homeless.
The Orange Sky van - named Lottie - has been built with the support of Lotterywest and the Water Corporation. The Community Read More
The age at which Australians intend to retire has again edged higher, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
"On average in 2016-17, Australians aged 45 years and over were intending to continue in the labour force until 65 years, up from 63 years a decade Community Read More
More Australians are accessing homelessness services, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The report, Specialist homelessness services 2016–17, shows that in 2016–17, over 288,000 clients were assisted by specialist homelessness services agencies, a 3% rise in the past year. This equates to about 119 Community Read More
After a long-term downward trend, adoption numbers are rising, particularly for children who are already known to their adoptive parents, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The report, Adoptions Australia 2016–17, shows that 315 children were adopted in Australia in 2016–17, up from Community Read More
A newly released analysis of 2016 Census data reveals that there are just under 46,800 same-sex couples living together in Australia. This accounts for 0.9 per cent of all couples living together in Australia.
The 2016 Census figures are the highest on record, with the number of cohabitating same-sex couples increasing Community Read More
The most common birthday for babies born in Australia is 17 September, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Analysis of the last 10 years of births data from 2007 to 2016, shows that:
Of the five most common birthdays, three are in September,
Two of the five Community Read More
How long you can expect to live and your likelihood of dying from a preventable cause varies by where you live, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The report, Life expectancy and potentially avoidable deaths, 2013–2015, reveals that while life expectancy is rising in Australia Community Read More
The number of couple families with children that have both parents working has increased in the last decade, according to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.
Chief Economist for the ABS, Bruce Hockman said that in June 2017 some 64 per cent of couple families Community Read More
Australians are marrying later, living together before marriage and divorcing less compared with 20 years ago, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures on Marriages and Divorces.
Marriages between two Australian-born people have gradually decreased over the last 20 years, with the proportion of marriages between two people Community Read More
The WA Government is shining a light on the State's horrifying family and domestic violence statistics, reminding all Western Australians they can play a part in stopping the violence.
To highlight the issue, Premier Mark McGowan, and WA's first Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister, Simone McGurk, today launched the AlbanyCommunity Read More