There is a growing concern in the broader community about the increasing number of homeless people we see on our streets.
The problems of homelessness are largely systemic and cannot be solved by community goodwill alone. Effective resolution of homelessness, and its impacts, requires a bipartisan mindset.
The provision of housing for all Australians not only satisfies the fundamental human need of shelter, but forms the backbone of the essential infrastructure needed for a prosperous country and economy.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics, estimates that there are 116,000 homeless people in Australia at any given time.