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  • Homelessness inquiry to hear from state and territory governments

    This week the House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hear from representatives from Tasmania, Western Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory as part of its inquiry into homelessness in Australia.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 6 August 2020


  • Hearings continue for homelessness inquiry

    This week the House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hold two further public hearings for its inquiry into homelessness in Australia.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 28 July 2020


  • First public hearings for homelessness inquiry

    This week the House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hold its first two public hearings for its inquiry into homelessness in Australia.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 6 July 2020


  • House committee to suspend homelessness inquiry

    In response to the present COVID-19 situation, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has agreed to suspend its inquiry into homelessness in Australia until a later date.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020


  • House committee to examine homelessness in Australia

    More than 116,000 people were estimated to be homeless in Australia on Census night in 2016. Among them were people living in severely crowded dwellings, people living in temporary accommodation, and rough sleepers.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 13 February 2020





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    Committee Secretary
    House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
    PO Box 6021
    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600

    Phone: +61 2 6277 2358
    Fax: +61 2 6277 8463
    spla.reps@aph.gov.au