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15 Jun 2016

The Tasmanian Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy

Minister for Human Services announced that more than 120 new homes will be delivered for Tasmanian families.... Read more

09 Jun 2016

Salvation Army responds to flooding in Tasmania

The Salvation Army has begun providing assistance across Tasmania after recent flooding... Read more

09 Jun 2016

The Salvation Army's response to concerns about recent marketing material

The Salvation Army acknowledges that some members of the community are distressed by a recent story that was shared about a young 17 year old boy.... Read more

30 May 2016

Our History, Our Story, Our Future

Salvos celebrate National Reconciliation Week... Read more

30 May 2016

2016 Red Shield Doorknock Results

The Salvation Army has sent a big thank you to the Australian public for their generosity after $4,753,750 was raised around the country... Read more

24 May 2016

Homeless charities call for targets to halve homelessness by 2025

Homelessness service providers call on political parties to make reducing homelessness a priority.... Read more

18 May 2016

International: Salvation Army campaign wins Webby Award

A Salvation Army campaign has been honoured with a Webby People’s Voice Award.... Read more

10 May 2016

Thank you to our 35,000 volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week and The Salvation Army is saying a big ‘thank you’ to 35,000 volunteers.... Read more

04 May 2016

Federal Budget Offers Little Hope For Struggling Australians

Whilst welcoming investments in employment, The Salvation Army says Australia’s vulnerable will miss out.... Read more

28 Apr 2016

International: Response to Ecuador earthquake

Support efforts continue for those affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.... Read more

28 Apr 2016

World First Study: The Cost of Youth Homelessness

The study attempts to understand the impacts of youth homelessness in terms of economic costs.... Read more

08 Apr 2016

International: Thousands seek refuge in Congo Salvation Army centres

Gun battles on the streets of Brazzaville have forced residents to flee their homes to find emergency shelter.... Read more

30 Mar 2016

Salvation Army Responds to Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Salvation Army welcomes the final report of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.... Read more

24 Mar 2016

International: Calls for Prayer After Brussels Attacks

General André Cox has called for prayers for the unfolding situation in Brussels, Belgium.... Read more

21 Mar 2016

New drug and alcohol rehab opens in Tasmania

A new residential rehab service to tackle severe drug addictions has been opened in Tasmania.... Read more

17 Mar 2016

Sharing the mystery of grace

An Easter message from Commissioner Floyd Tidd... Read more

10 Mar 2016

Easter Message from General Cox

General André Cox brings the message of the resurrection in a special message for Easter 2016... Read more

04 Mar 2016

ACNC Here To Stay

The Salvation Army welcomes today's announcement that the Government supports the continuation of the ACNC.... Read more

01 Mar 2016

Salvation Army appoints National Commander

The Salvation Army today announced the appointment of Commissioner Floyd Tidd as its inaugural National Commander in Australia.... Read more

11 Feb 2016

Focusing the lens on youth homelessness

The “Hidden Others” film competition is running again in 2016... Read more

09 Feb 2016

Salvos provide support to families seeking asylum

The Salvation Army are providing support for 265 people seeking asylum.... Read more

08 Feb 2016

International: The Salvation Army Taiwan responds to earthquake

The Salvation Army is supporting people affected by the 6.4 magnitude earthquake ... Read more

02 Feb 2016

Victoria State Budget Submission 2016 - 2017

Leveling the playing field: The Salvation Army's submission to the Victoria State Budget.... Read more

29 Jan 2016

Salvation Army Responds to Bushfires in Western Australia

Salvation Army transitions into new phase of recovery... Read more

21 Jan 2016

On The Street with the Salvos

The Salvos are working in your community and around Australia right now to assist people in need.... Read more

04 Jan 2016

Victorian Bushfires

Salvation Army Emergency Services teams are on site at bushfires throughout Victoria providing meals and support.... Read more

23 Dec 2015

A Magic Christmas For The Salvos

Magic Hand Carwash joined forces with The Salvation Army and 3AW this December for a national campaign which has raised $18,622 for The Salvation Army... Read more

17 Dec 2015

International: Help for refugees in Leipzig, Germany

A new storage facility helps The Salvation 'become family' with refugees in Leipzig.... Read more

07 Dec 2015

10 Thousand Meals

Give hope to someone this Christmas by donating a meal for $10... Read more

09 Dec 2015

Humans of Hope

This December, The Salvation Army is hitting the streets of Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to ask Australians what hope means to them at Christmas. ... Read more

16 Dec 2015

Our Christmas Gift Highlights

Watch the highlights of the 2015 Our Christmas Gift concert spectacular... Read more

16 Dec 2015

Christmas Message from The Salvation Army

Our Territorial Commander, Floyd Tidd, shares his 2015 Christmas Message on behalf of The Salvation Army.... Read more

08 Dec 2015

The Salvation Army Welcomes Recommendations of Ice Taskforce

The Salvation Army cautiously welcomes the recommendations of the Ice Taskforce and commitment of funding by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball... Read more

07 Dec 2015

Salvos research reveals other side of Christmas

New Roy Morgan research, commissioned by The Salvation Army, paints a disturbing picture of the other side of Christmas.... Read more

03 Dec 2015

International: Christmas Message from General Cox

General André Cox shares his 2015 Christmas message.... Read more

25 Nov 2015

Christmas with the Salvos

Celebrate Christmas with the Salvos. Find out how you can get involved in our Christmas activities.... Read more

25 Nov 2015

SA Bushfire Update

Catastrophic fire conditions north east of Adelaide have seen Salvation Army Emergency Services teams in South Australia stretched.... Read more

27 Nov 2015

Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched the Parliament House Christmas Tree yesterday in support of the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal.... Read more

02 Dec 2015

Faiths Unite to End Slavery

The Australian Freedom Network was launched today at Parliament House in Canberra, making a firm commitment to practical actions to tackle modern slav... Read more

25 Nov 2015

Warcry Survey

Share your feedback and thoughts on Warcry!... Read more

24 Nov 2015

White Ribbon Day

25 November is White Ribbon Day - an opportunity to consider new ways of tackling family and domestic violence.... Read more

17 Nov 2015

International: Prayers for Paris

General André Cox has written to Salvationists and friends following the Paris attacks.... Read more

19 Oct 2015

International: New Territorial Headquarters Opens

The Chief of the Staff opened a New Eastern Europe Territorial Headquarters in Moldova.... Read more

23 Oct 2015

2015 James Barker Oration

Earlier this year, the biennial Advisory Board Convention for The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory brought together members of specialist a... Read more

15 Oct 2015

International: Poverty-Measuring Tool Launched

The Salvation Army USA has launched a tool that will greatly aid the understanding of human need.... Read more

16 Oct 2015

Royal Commission Case Study 33 Concludes

Case Study 33 of the Royal Commission concluded late Wednesday in Adelaide.... Read more

07 Sep 2015

International: Refugee Assistance Across Europe

The Salvation Army is responding across the continent, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to refugees.... Read more

10 Sep 2015

Federal Government Refugee Announcement Welcomed

The Salvation Army welcomes the announcement for Australia to accept 12,000 refugees.... Read more

15 Sep 2015

Foster Care Week

This week is Foster Care Week where we recognise the vital role foster carers play in our communities.... Read more

12 Oct 2015

Anti-Poverty Week 11-17 October

Anti-Poverty Week serves as an annual reminder about how much we take for granted. It's not about feeling sorry for the poor, it's about asking why, i... Read more

27 Aug 2015

Royal Commission Information

Royal Commission public hearing into The Salvation Army Australian Southern Territory... Read more

03 Sep 2015

Victorian Salvation Army Restructure

A restructure at The Salvation Army Victoria will offer the community a more focused approach.... Read more

25 Aug 2015

Changing lives with The Salvos

You can change lives with workplace giving – all in a day’s work!... Read more

25 Aug 2015

International: TSA Greece Offers Assistance to Refugees

The Salvation Army is providing a compassionate ministry to refugees who have fled to Greece.... Read more

04 Aug 2015

Souperheroes hang up their capes!

Last week a group of ordinary Australians dusted off their capes and transformed into Souperheroes to raise money for struggling citizens... Read more

04 Aug 2015

Missing Persons Week: Follow your instincts

35,000 Australians are reported missing annually – that’s one person every 15 minutes. ... Read more

19 Aug 2015

CCYP Report on the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and young people in residential care

The recent report by the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) highlights a number of critical issues within Victoria’s residential care sys... Read more

04 Aug 2015

Homelessness Prevention Week

This week is Homelessness Prevention Week – and the statistics in Australia paint a bleak picture about this social problem. ... Read more

04 Aug 2015

The Salvation Army's Response to the Nepal Earthquake

A milestone has been reached in the ongoing response to Cyclone Pam with the completion of the first shelter.... Read more

27 Jul 2015

It's Souperhero Week!

Hundreds of ordinary Australians are this week transforming into Souperheroes to raise money for struggling Australians.... Read more

14 Jul 2015

International: Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Holds First Meeting

The first meeting of The Salvation Army's International Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force was held in London on 7 July 2015.... Read more

24 Apr 2015

FARE Annual Alcohol Poll 2015

The sixth annual FARE Annual Alcohol Poll results will be launched on Thursday 30 April... Read more

09 Jun 2015

Historic child abuse charges in WA

Today, Edwin Steele appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court charged with a number of historic offences between the years of 1963 and 1989.... Read more

27 Apr 2015

International: Response to Vanuatu Cyclone

An update on Salvation Army relief work in Vanuatu a month after the cyclone struck.... Read more

29 Apr 2015

International: Nepal Earthquake Appeal

An appeal has been launched in response to the devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Nepal.... Read more

21 Jul 2015

International: Global Partnership Against Poverty

The Salvation Army participated in a series of meetings discussing the role of religion and faith in addressing some of the world's biggest problems.... Read more

13 May 2015

Response to the Federal Budget 2015-16

The Salvation Army says that Australia’s vulnerable are still overlooked in the 2015-15 Federal Budget.... Read more

27 May 2015

Red Shield Appeal Doorknock

Thousands of volunteers will knock on doors all over Australia as part of The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal doorknock this weekend. ... Read more

30 Jul 2015

International: Salvation Army to expand to 127th country

General André Cox has announced that The Salvation Army will be commencing in Slovakia, the 127th country in which the organisation has a presence.... Read more

24 Apr 2015

Changing lives with “Thankyou”

Social enterprise Thankyou has announced funding for its project with The Salvation Army... Read more

07 May 2015

Joe Hildebrand goes undercover

Channel Ten media personality Joe Hildebrand has taken part in a social experiment for The Red Shield Appeal. ... Read more

15 Apr 2015

Business Appeal Launched

The Salvation Army has launched a Business Appeal, seeking support for community services in Western Australia.... Read more

16 Apr 2015

The Red Shield Appeal has launched

This year the Red Shield Appeal is focusing on homelessness and The Salvation Army is asking the community to help end homelessness now.... Read more

01 Jun 2015

Red Shield Appeal 2015 Doorknock results

The Salvation Army has thanked Australians for their generosity with $4,882,039 being raised this weekend.... Read more

02 Jun 2015

Commemorative Salvation Army Coin Produced By The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom is issuing a special £5 coin honouring 150 years of The Salvation Army. ... Read more

08 Apr 2015

National Ice Taskforce Welcomed

The Salvation Army welcomes today’s announcement of the National Ice Action Strategy and National Ice Taskforce... Read more

27 May 2015

Salvo Battlers Doing It Tough

The fourth consecutive report by The Salvation Army exploring the levels of deprivation and disadvantage experienced by those who access our Emergency... Read more

07 May 2015

PM pledges support for the Red Shield Appeal

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has stated his support for the 2015 Red Shield Appeal.... Read more

02 Apr 2015

An Easter Message

Commissioner Tidd shares an Easter message... Read more

03 Jul 2015

General Eva Burrows honoured at International Congress

General Eva Burrows was admitted to the Order of the Founder, The Salvation Army’s highest honour yesterday at International Congress.... Read more

23 Mar 2015

Good News for Homeless

The Salvation Army welcomes the renewal of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness... Read more

13 Feb 2015

International: Leaders meet in Taiwan

Leaders from South Pacific and East Asia join the chief of the staff in Taiwan for SPEA Leaders Zonal Conference... Read more

02 Jul 2015

Celebrating 150 years of The Salvation Army

This month The Salvation Army celebrates 150 years of helping people in need around the world this July.... Read more

11 May 2015

Giving thanks for our volunteers

11 – 17 May is National Volunteer Week and our time to celebrate to the exceptional ways volunteers help The Salvation Army... Read more

21 Mar 2015

Passing of Retired General Eva Burrows of The Salvation Army “The People’s General”

The Salvation Army's International Headquarters is sad to announce the passing away of Retired General Eva Burrows.... Read more

31 Mar 2015

Service of Thanksgiving

On 31 March 2015, General Eva Burrows was remembered, celebrated and farewelled at Melbourne Town Hall.... Read more

18 Mar 2015

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Case Study 5 Report and Findings

The Salvation Army (Australia Eastern Territory) has cooperated fully, openly and transparently with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses... Read more

19 Mar 2015

Update: Cyclone Pam Appeal

The Salvos have launched an appeal to assist recovery work in Vanuatu following the devastation of Cyclone Pam.... Read more

14 Jan 2015

Salvos Street Teams expand to Hobart

Each Friday and Saturday night from 10pm – 3am, volunteers will provide a positive influence amongst party-goers.... Read more

16 Jan 2015

Melbourne Renegades help out the Salvos

Players and coach Simon Helmot volunteer at the Salvos cafe in Melbourne... Read more

30 Jan 2015

International: Response to Malawi Floods

The Salvation Army is responding after severe floods in Malawi.... Read more

14 Jan 2015

International: Response to Malaysia floods

At least 21 people have been killed and more than 200,000 displaced... Read more

12 Jan 2015

Bushfire Update

The Salvos Emergency Services support fire crews, SES and police tackling bushfires in Perth, the Adelaide Hills and parts of Victoria... Read more

24 Dec 2014

Federal Opposition Leader witnesses work of The Salvos

Bill Shorten spent time chatting with people doing it tough in Melbourne... Read more

18 Feb 2015

No home, no safety

An interim ‘Cost of youth homelessness’ report captures the struggle of homeless youth throughout Australia.... Read more

30 Jan 2015

On The Street with The Salvos

The Salvos are working in your community and around Australia right now to assist people in need... Read more

05 Jan 2015

Adelaide Hills Bushfire Update

The Salvation Army Emergency Services have been supporting the fire crews, SES and South Australia police..... Read more

30 Dec 2014

Generosity helps make Christmas brighter for those in need

391,846 gifts were donated to the 2014 Kmart Wishing Tree... Read more

22 Dec 2014

Thank you for making a difference this Christmas

Thanks to your generosity, food vouchers, hampers and gifts are provided to thousands of Australians in need ... Read more

23 Dec 2014

International: One Army, One carol, One video

The Salvation Army is sharing the joy of music around the world this Christmas... Read more