Funding urgently needed to respond to Australia's homelessness emergency.

23 February 2024

As 30 June approaches, we're facing a critical funding cliff in the homelessness sector of $73 million—a situation we cannot allow to happen. Overwhelmed services across Australia are already turning away 295 people a day. 

The Australian Services Union has co-signed a letter to Federal Homelessness Minister Julie Collins with homelessness organisations across Australia. This letter, timed with the Housing and Homelessness Ministerial Council today, calls for immediate intervention by the Government to prevent the dire consequences of the imminent funding shortfall. 

This letter highlights the stark reality: without swift and decisive government action, we're at risk of losing over 700 homelessness workers across the nation, exacerbating the already severe strain on services. 

Our united stand through this letter is a declaration of our commitment to anyone experiencing homelessness, and all workers in the sector. It emphasises the critical need for sustained and adequate funding to ensure that services are funded properly, no one in need is turned away. 

Together, we're not just advocating for funds; we're fighting for the lives of those you’re dedicated to helping. 

Read the letter here.


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