Submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia

12 June 2020

“Between the summer of bushfires, in which almost 2,500 homes were lost in NSW alone, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to ensure access to housing as part of an adequate standard of living is and will continue to be an urgent imperative. The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing stated that “Housing has become the front line defence against the coronavirus… Home has rarely been more of a life or death situation,”. At a time when increasing numbers of Australians are becoming unemployed, keeping people housed is crucial to prevent further waves of the virus and enable economic recovery.”


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