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Submission to the National Plan: Our call for a system-wide approach to ending homelessness 

In our submission to the consultation on the development of the National Housing and Homelessness Plan we emphasised the importance of a human rights-based approach to housing and homelessness and addressing the structural drivers of homelessness (particularly poverty and discrimination). We advocated for a plan that commits to the principles of, and sets out specific levels for action to prioritise:  

  • Lived experience at the heart of change; 
  • Evidence-based policy and practice; 
  • Flexible systems and localised solutions; 
  • Addressing systemic discrimination; 
  • Connections to communities and social inclusion; 
  • Person-centred systems and services; 
  • Cultural safety and self-determination; 
  • Trauma-informed and trauma-preventative systems and services; and 
  • Preventing and responding to climate risks. 

We called for a dedicated First Nations Housing and Homelessness Plan, clear measurable targets and an independent Advisory Council to govern the plan’s design and implementation. 

Read our Submission

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