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Homelessness NSW responds to policy and legislative reform through submissions to both State and Commonwealth governments, departments and human service agencies. Browse through our most recent submissions below.

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Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Movable Dwellings – Consultation on Proposed Amendments

December 20, 2023

Homelessness NSW welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed amendments to the planning framework for manufactured home estates, caravan parks and camping grounds. We note that our feedback focuses particularly on issues for the safety, accessibility and wellbeing of people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Read our submission here.

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

October 26, 2023

Read our submission to the consultation on the development of the National Housing and Homelessness Plan. Homelessness NSW have emphasised the importance of a human rights-based approach to housing and homelessness and addressing the structural drivers of homelessness (particularly poverty and discrimination).

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Improving NSW Rental Laws Consultation

August 23, 2023

Read the submission prepared jointly by Homelessness NSW and Domestic Violence NSW to the ‘Improving NSW rental laws consultation’.

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Letter to End Rent Bidding – 2023

August 14, 2023

Homelessness NSW have written a letter to the Legislative Assembly Select Committee on the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Rental Fairness) Bill 2023, regarding our concern about the current draft legislation on rental reform that aims to eliminate secret rent bidding and instead replace it with a regulated rental auction process. You can read our letter here.

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2023-2024 NSW Government Pre-Budget Submission

August 14, 2023

Read our Pre-Budget Submission to the NSW Government. We recommend five key investments that are achievable and pragmatic yet impactful in the short term, and which will set strong foundations for future work. Our recommendations amount to an overall investment of $554 million over two years.

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