On 09 December, it was announced that the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness will be extended for 12 months, with some indexation. This has been welcomed by over 200 community organisations and 40,000 individuals who lobbied Prime Minister Turnbull in support of homelessness and family violence services.
Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) CEO and Homelessness Australia Chairperson, Jenny Smith, says:
A 12-month extension for 180 critically important services means that 80,000 Australians experiencing crisis related to homelessness and family violence will be supported. That is good news and I welcome Minister Porter’s recommitment to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness.