Housing Rights: Submission to Australian Parliament on Homelessness Legislation

On 28 August 2009, the Centre made a Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth inquiry into proposed homelessness legislation for Australia. Homelessness is a human rights issue and is both a cause and a consequence of poverty and other human rights violations.  Therefore, the Centre submitted that the Australian Government’s response to homelessness should adopt a human rights-based approach in order to address the complex human rights issues that homelessness raises. 

Download the HRLC submission here.