Final report

July 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76092-258-0

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Foreword

Membership of the Committee

Terms of reference

List of abbreviations

List of recommendations

1. Introduction

  Referral and conduct of the inquiry
  Previous inquiries and reports
  Defining and describing homelessness in Australia
  Structure of this report

2. Context of homelessness

  Definitions of homelessness
  Homelessness data
  Governance and funding
  Committee comment

3. Causes, risks and vulnerable groups

  Causes of homelessness
  Vulnerable groups
  Other factors and vulnerabilities
  Committee comment

4. Addressing homelessness

  Prevention and early intervention
  Adopting a ‘Housing First’ approach
  Enhancing social housing
  Developing a national strategy
  Committee comment

Additional comments – Labor members

A. List of submissions

B. List of public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

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
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