House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Community Affairs

Inquiry into youth homelessness


On 5 June 1995, the House Standing Committee on Community Affairs tabled its report on the inquiry into youth homelessness entitled A report on aspects of youth homelessness.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 14 chapters, a dissenting report and 5 appendices.

A report on aspects of youth homelessness

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 4 (PDF 5124KB)
Preamble, Contents, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, Abbreviations, Recommendations,
Ch1: Establishment of the inquiry,
Ch2: Background to and definitions of youth homelessness,
Ch3: Historical development of youth income support and other services for young homeless people,
Ch4: The existing structure and policy framework for youth services at the commonwealth level.

Part B: Chapters 5 to 9 (PDF 6350KB)
Ch5: Current income support arrangements for young homeless people - the administrative framework,
Ch6: The housing needs of homeless youth,
Ch7: Family mediation and counselling services within the Attorney-general's department,
Ch8: Linking youth and family policy,
Ch9: The care, support and protection of young people - the role of the commonwealth and state/territory governments.

Part C: Chapter 10 to Appendix 5 (end) (PDF 7400KB)
Ch10: Education and intervention,
Ch11: Parental roles and responsibilities,
Ch12: Mental illness and youth homelessness,
Ch13: Special needs groups,
Ch14: A structural analysis of youth policy,
Dissenting report,
Appendix 1: List of Submissions,
Appendix 2: List of Witnesses,
Appendix 3: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,
Appendix 4: Student Assistance (Youth Training Allowance) Amendment Bill, Extract of Schedule 1,
Appendix 5: Social Security Act 1991, Determination Under Section 1315, Disallowable Instrument No 3.

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