Following a referral from the Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, and the Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services, the Hon Luke Howarth MP, the Committee resolved on 11 February 2020 to conduct an inquiry into homelessness in Australia.
On 31 March 2020, in response to the Covid-19 situation, the Committee decided to suspend the inquiry until a later date.
On 12 May 2020, the Committee decided to resume the inquiry. The Committee is now accepting written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference, to be received by Friday, 12 June 2020. For information on how to make a submission, go to our Making a submission to a committee inquiry page.
Submissions already provided to the Committee will not need to be resubmitted. However, individuals and organisations who have already made a submission may wish to make a supplementary submission.
The Committee would particularly welcome submissions addressing the impact of Covid-19 on homelessness in Australia, and encourages community groups and others to share their experiences in responding to the Covid-19 situation.