Australian homelessness legal services – Common submission to the Inquiry into homelessness in Australia Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
Common submission from Australian homelessness legal services to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs – Inquiry into homelessness in Australia
PIAC has worked with other Australian homelessness legal services in five states and territories to develop a collaborative response to the Committee’s Inquiry into homeless in Australia.
Our organisations provide specialist outreach legal assistance, advice and representation to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness across five Australian states and territories. This collective submission makes eight evidence-based recommendations that have been directly informed by our clients, our casework and our policy work.
We argue that people experiencing or at risk of homelessness should have access to specialist homelessness legal services, social or affordable housing with supports if needed, and income and consumer protections.