Homelessness Legislation for Australia: A Missed Opportunity

28 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2015

Date Written: 2014


On any given night, around 105,000 people experience homelessness in Australia. In 2012-13, specialist homelessness services provided assistance to more than 244,000 people in the form of accommodation, meals, laundry and shower facilities, and information and advice. Social housing can be difficult to access for those in need, and in June 2012, there were close to 200,000 applicants on social housing waiting lists in Australia. For a small, prosperous country, these numbers are high.

Suggested Citation

Walsh, Tamara, Homelessness Legislation for Australia: A Missed Opportunity (2014). T Walsh, 'Homelessness Legislation for Australia: A Missed Opportunity' (2014) 37 (3) University of New South Wales Law Journal 820-846, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 15-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2526629

Tamara Walsh (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072

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