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Government's Green Paper: 'Which Way Home? A New Approach to Homelessness'. In January 2008 the Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, and the Minister for Housing, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, announced the development of a comprehensive long-term plan to tackle homelessness as a matter of national priority. This Green Paper was the first step in developing a new approach to homelessness.
Government's White Paper on Homelessness:'The Road Home: A National Approach to Reducing Homelessness' . On 21 December 2008, the Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP and former Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek MP, released the Government's White Paper on Homelessness: The Road Home: A National Approach to Reducing Homelessness. The White Paper addresses the causes of homelessness and provides a framework for preventing homelessness from occurring in the first place.
Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Agreements and Partnerships
National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). This Agreement delivers a comprehensive plan to significantly reduce homelessness, helping to fund new social housing dwellings and specialist homelessness projects across the country.
National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). The Commonwealth and the States have committed to the objective that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing which will assist them to participate in the labour force and more broadly in the community. The COAG Reform Council also publishes reports assessing Australia's progress on housing affordability under the National Affordable Housing Agreement.
Productivity Commission Reports
Report on Government Services (ROGS). This report is to provide information on the effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia and is released annually. It contains specific chapters on the housing and homelessness services sector.Other related websites
Australian Government sites
Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of Families, Community Housing and Indigenous Australians
Department of Health and Ageing
Department of Human Services
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Australian Council of Social Service
Australian Policy Online
Community Housing Federation of Australia
National Welfare Rights Network
Research centre sites
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
European Federation of National Organisations working with homelessness (FEANTSA)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Children and Youth
Community and Family
Disability and Carers
Migrant and Ethnicity