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.

 


 

  • Inquiry into Housing Affordability Bill 2017

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...