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Unfinished business in National Homelessness Week

4 Aug 2016 by Anglicare Australia Homelessness Media Release homelessness and accommodation

Anglicare Australia has reiterated its call during National Homelessness Week for federal and state governments to work together to halve homelessness by 2025. During the election campaign, Anglicare Australia joined with a number of homelessness service providers to campaign for homelessness to be high on the agenda of a new government. While both the ALP and the Greens responded positively to this call, Australians are still waiting on such a commitment from the Turnbull Government. Acting Executive Director of Anglicare Australia Roland Manderson described the lack of a target on combatting homelessness as unfinished business.

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We must give a voice to the homeless

30 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia, Mission Australia, UnitingCare Australia, the Salvation Army, the St Vincent de Paul Society and Wesley Mission | Opinion Pieces Homelessness

The leaders of Australia's major homelessness service providers (Anglicare Australia, Mission Australia, UnitingCare Australia, the Salvation Army, the St Vincent de Paul Society and Wesley Mission) have written a joint opinion editorial calling on national leadership and political commitment to addressing homelessness. The charities urge all political parties to adopt the target of halving homelessness by 2025.

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Target to halve homelessness by 2025

17 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Homelessness

The leaders of the largest homelessness services are pleased that the Shadow Housing and Homelessness Minister, Senator Katy Gallagher, has reflected the call for a target to halve homelessness by 2025 when announcing Labor’s national affordable housing strategy yesterday.

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Everyone should vote home

9 Jun 2016 by Anglicare Australia | Media Releases Homelessness Housing Election

Anglicare Australia today released its Affordable Housing position statement. “The critical shortage of affordable housing in Australia has a corrosive effect on social and economic wellbeing. Everyone knows the scale of the problem. But in this election, no party has yet proposed a national plan in place to address it” Anglicare Australia’s executive director Kasy Chambers said today.

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Halve homelessness by 2025

24 May 2016 by Anglicare Australia Homelessness & Accommodation Youth Homelessness Accommodation Services Homelessness Housing

The largest providers of homelessness services across Australia today joined forces to call on all political parties to make reducing homelessness a national priority. In a joint letter to the four party leaders, the major charities Anglicare, Mission Australia, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, UnitingCare Australia and Wesley Mission demanded a commitment to halving homelessness by 2025. The organisations have also launched a petition to generate public support for the campaign during the Federal Election and invited the party leaders to a forum with their clients in June.

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