Federal Government’s new bill fails to provide urgently needed resources

On 25 October, the Federal Government introduced a Bill to terminate the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), and define the terms of a new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA). The Bill was introduced without warning or consultation, two days before it was to be discussed with state and territory Treasurers.

In a joint media release, Homelessness Australia and National Shelter expressed concern that the new bill fails to guarantee urgently needed additional federal resources for housing and homelessness, and presents a risk of funding cuts.On 25 October, the Federal Government introduced a Bill to terminate the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), and define the terms of a new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA). The Bill was introduced without warning or consultation, two days before it was to be discussed with state and territory Treasurers.

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