A New Approach to Homelessness
On any given night 100,000 Australians are homeless. Half are under 24 years old. 10,000 are children.
After 17 years of economic growth this is unacceptable.
To reduce homelessness we need a new approach that focuses more strongly on early intervention and prevention.
We must provide people with access to stable and affordable housing and make sure that crisis services, hospitals, schools, employers and business work better together.
Reducing homelessness is everyone's responsibility.
The Australian Government released its Green Paper on Homelessness on 22 May 2008 to promote discussion and draw out bold ideas and strategies to reduce homelessness.
We want to know what you think.
To find out about the consultation forums, make a submission, or to get a copy of the Green Paper or Summary Green Paper, visit FaHCSIA website (www.fahcsia.gov.au) or call 1800 774 055.