PWF has found the TRI Community Exchange (TRI) on Twitter. TRI is a NSW community info exchange that has been in operation since 1992. They’re dealing with:
Suicide & Self Harm Prevention– TRI has just launched a national suicide/self harm You Tube channel. They’re asking for feedback.
Hunger In Australia – TRI is also reporting on the silent epidemic in Australia – familes/peope who do not get enough to eat.
Jessica Burke from Foodbank Australia says it’s estimated up to a million Australian children don’t get enough to eat, often going to bed without dinner or to school without breakfast.
It’s a hidden issue because it is often not understood in the broader community that people in Australia go hungry. Most people would have a picture of obesity being the problem in Australia rather than hunger.
Gambling Regulation the Commonwealth needing to step in on gambling regulation is another concern.
“Gambling is licensed and regulated at state level. State and Territory governments are heavily dependent on gambling taxes and have shown little interest in implementing appropriate reforms to protect their citizens from gambling-related harms.
This paper (pdf file) critiques the prevailing addictions/informed choice model, which dominates current government and industry approaches to gambling policy. Constructing ‘the problem’ in terms of harm minimisation (as in the Productivity Commission’s terms of reference), side-steps the key issue of the mounting impact of gambling; and in particular, electronic gaming machines and casinos.”
TRI is a nonprofit organisation managed by a committee comprised of representatives from a range of service providers.
TRI provides training, resources, information and support to the community services sector in Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains and NSW for IT services and it works collaboratively with agencies to increase community sector participation in processes that promote social justice in their area.
Tackling some big issues..