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Mission Australia's position statement on families and children

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Mission Australia supports families to raise strong, healthy, and resilient children, enabling them to get the best possible start in life and equitable opportunities later in life. Our integrated service model aims to draw together services in a client centred approach, reflective of individual family circumstances and needs.

Resource Regional Allocation Model (RAM) for Specialist Homeless Services - August 2013

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In this paper, Mission Australia comment on the overall intent of the resource allocation, as well as the impacts of adopting the methodology described and to put forward suggestions for ways to improve the methodology to better reflect the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Housing and homelessness hotspots in NSW

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Visual snapshots to support Mission Australia’s submission to the NSW Legislative Council Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing – calling for urgent action to address the affordable housing crisis.

National Housing Stress hotspots

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Visual snapshots to support Mission Australia’s new analysis (March , 2014) showing pockets of extreme housing stress popping up across the country.

National Commission of Audit (Housing) - November 2013

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Mission Australia Housing submission to the National Commission of Audit.

Blueprint for the domestic and family violence response in NSW

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Mission Australia is an experienced provider of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) services. We work across the whole DFV spectrum and provide early intervention and prevention, crisis accommodation and specialist services as well as sector advocacy. This is our submission to the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint For Reform.

Foundations for Change – Homelessness in NSW

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Mission Australia’s submission to the Foundations for Change – Homelessness in NSW discussion paper calls for a new Commonwealth-State housing and homelessness agreement and more social and affordable housing in NSW. It also calls for health and social service agencies to work more closely with specialist homelessness services to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Domestic Violence: Interventions for higher risk offenders

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Mission Australia welcomes the NSW Government's commitment to preventing and responding to domestic and family violence. We support perpetrator programs to break the cycle of violence, alongside much needed services for women, children and other family members affected by domestic and family violence.

Parity magazine: The Future of National Homelessness Policy

Parity magazine: The Future of National Homelessness Policy

This Mission Australia sponsored edition of Parity magazine includes articles written by Mission Australia CEO Catherine Yeomans and Mission Australia Housing Executive Chris Bratchford. They explain why social and affordable housing is key to addressing homelessness and provide a roadmap to changing the trajectory of homelessness in Australia.

City of Sydney Social Sustainability Submission

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We welcome the City of Sydney’s draft social sustainability policy and look forward to the development of the Action Plan. In particular we support the focus on improved well-being, equity of access to opportunity and reducing the gap between rich and poor so everyone thrives. We believe that Affordable Housing should be a priority for the City of Sydney and have focused our submission on housing and homelessness as well as strengthening communities.

Northern Territory Community Housing Strategy

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Mission Australia and Mission Australia Housing welcome the opportunity to provide comment on the Northern Territory Government’s Community Housing Strategy. This submission highlights the role Community Housing Providers can play in delivering quality social housing tenancy management which is responsive to the needs of residents and their communities.

Public Housing Renewal Program – Victoria

Public Housing Renewal

The proposed Victorian Public Housing Renewal Program presents a good opportunity to significantly increase the number of well-located public housing units which can be maximised to significantly increase the housing stock. The submission encouraged the government to set clear targets to reduce homelessness, use the housing investment opportunity to build stronger communities, reform planning laws and a range of other practical measures. 

Submission to Greater Sydney Commission

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Mission Australia supported the Sydney Alliance submission to the Greater Sydney Commission’s Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan and revised District Plans. The submission identified a range of recommendations on greater commitment to Affordable Rental Housing, transparent accountability and fairer access to Affordable Rental Housing. 

10 Year Strategy on Homelessness: Western Australia 2019-2029

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Mission Australia’s submission focused on the thematic directions and focused on the need to increase social and affordable housing, increasing housing options across homelessness continuum, trauma informed service delivery and catering for the diverse needs of different groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, older women, young people and families and the like.

Mission Australia submission on Housing Affordability in Tasmania

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Mission Australia’s submission to the Tasmanian House of Assembly Select Committee on Housing Affordability focuses on the need for significant progress on reducing homelessness and investment in social and affordable housing to achieve this goal.

Housing and Homelessness Strategy for South Australia 2019

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This submission highlighted the urgent requirement for the South Australian government to increase investment in social and affordable homes through a long-term and sustainable strategy as well as the need for a diverse range of early intervention and prevention services across the state.

Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria 2020

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Our submission to this inquiry by the Victorian Legal and Social Issues Committee emphasised on the growing need to significantly increase investment in social housing to meaningfully address housing and homelessness related issues in Victoria.

Inquiry into the Protocol for People Experiencing Homelessness in Public Places 2020

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This submission focused on the need to integrate training and education about respectful, trauma informed and culturally sensitive training to a range of government officials. It also highlighted that in order to meaningfully address the issues of people experiencing homelessness in public places, there needs to be an increase in social and affordable housing in NSW.

Inquiry into homelessness in Australia 2020

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Mission Australia’s submission to the Federal House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs on homelessness in Australia highlighted a broad range of issues impacting different members of the community and made recommendations including significantly increasing the social and affordable housing stock across the country.

Review of the Queensland Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008

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Mission Australia is a supporter of Make Renting Fair QLD campaign and supported the proposed legislative amendments that were closely aligned with the campaign. We also made additional recommendations in relation to strengthening capacity of tenants to exercise and enforce their rights, additional financial and other supports for people experiencing additional challenges in the rental market such as people with disability, people experiencing financial disadvantages and those escaping domestic and family violence.

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