The St Vincent de Paul Society actively engage in the fulfilment of the right to housing for all Australians through our programs, public advocacy, research and submissions to government inquiries and policy consultations.
Review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement
The Society supports a return to a broader social housing agreement approach.
Inquiry into housing affordability and supply
Summary of issues in housing affordability; support for National Shelter Australia and a call on the Government to develop and fund a National Housing Strategy.
Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia - June 2020
This submission outlines the Society's activities in responding to and assisting the homeless in Australia. It reiterates calls for the development of a national housing strategy and long term government funding to...
Infrastructure Australia's Audit of Priorities 2019
This submission recommends that social housing be included as an infrastructure priority for 2020 as Australia’s social housing stock is not meeting current or projected tenant needs.
Inquiry into National Housing and Homelessness Agreement Bill 2017
This submission identifies a range of shortcomings in the Bill that gives effect to a new National Housing & Homelessness Agreement.
Inquiry into Housing Affordability Bill 2017
In this submission, the failure of the proposed automatic rent deduction scheme to solve problems of homelessness is discussed.
Homelessness services: considerations for funding and policy reform
This paper addresses future options for homelessness funding and policy reform, and has been prepared in response to consultations by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.
Submission to housing affordability discussion paper
On 30 March 2015, the Australian Labor Party released a Discussion Paper on Housing Affordability. The St Vincent de Paul Society has consulted with its members, and we welcome the opportunity to contribute this...
Submission to the 2014 Inquiry into Affordable Housing
Submission to the 2014 Inquiry into Affordable Housing On 12 December 2013 a reference was moved to the Senate Economics Committee for an Inquiry into Affordable Housing. The St Vincent de Paul Society consulted...
Submission on Housing Payment Deduction Scheme
Vinnies believes that every Australian has the right to “a place to live”. This right is enshrined in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Article 11 (1) of the International Covenant...
Submission on the Homelessness Bill 2012
Submission to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) On 5 June 2012, the Minister for Housing and Homelessness, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP invited written...