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Government Reports

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

Attorney-General's Department

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

Productivity Commission

Non-Government sites

Australian Council of Social Service

Australian Policy Online

Community Housing Federation of Australia

Homelessness Australia

Mission Australia

National Shelter

National Welfare Rights Network

Research centre sites

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Melbourne Institute

Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales

International sites

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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