2015

pdfA New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes: Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Services – "The McClure Report"

2014

pdfSector briefing: Reform of the Federation White Paper. Issues Paper 2 - Roles and Responsibilities in Housing and Homelessness

This paper looks specifically at the roles and responsibilities of the Commonwealth and the States and Territories in relation to housing assistance and homelessness services.

ico pdf  Sector briefing: Specialist Homelessness Services 2013-14

On the annual report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) on client data submitted by homelessness services

pdfSector briefing: ACOSS Community Sector Survey 2014

ico pdfSector briefing: Housing outcomes for groups vulnerable to homelessness, 1 July 2011-31 December 2013

Research from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, October 2014

ico pdfSector briefing: Homelessness among indigenous Australians

Findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, July 2014.

ico pdf Sector briefing: 'A new way of working' for DSS grants

Following the announcement of the 2014-15 Federal Budget the Department of Social Services (DSS) 18 grants programs (which involve 13,000 different grants of 120 types) have been consolidated into seven programmes.

pdfSector briefing: Federal Budget 2014-15

The 2014-15 Federal Budget was announced on 13 May 2014. HA summarises the main announcements for the homelessness sector.

2013

pdfSector briefing: Specialist Homelessness Services 2012-13

This document summarises the report produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare profiling the use of specialist homelessness servcies for the 2012-13 year. 2012-13 saw a three per cent increase in the number of people using specialist homelessness services (244,176 people) - equating to one in 93 Australians.

ico pdf Sector briefing: Specialist Homelessness Services July-December 2012 (AIHW report on SHSC data)

The July-December 2012 data collection from specialist homelessness services shows that 157,236 people were provided with 3,680,622 nights of accommodation in the six month period from July-Dec 2012.

pdfSector briefing on the COAG Reform Council report on homelessness

This document summarises the main findings and recommendations in the COAG Reform Council's (CRC) June 5 report on the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), Homelessness 2011-12.

2012

pdfSector briefing: Results from the Specialist Homelessness Services collection 2011-12
This is a summary of the report produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that profiles the use of specialist homelessness services in Australia during the period 1 July 2011-30 June 2012.

pdfSector briefing: Estimating homelessness on Census night 2011
This provides a summary of the ABS paper 2049.0: Estimating Homelessness 2011 which provides estimates of the number of people identified as experiencing homelessness based on information obtainable from a Census form.

pdfSector briefing: Federal Budget 2012
A summary of the major initiatives relevant to the homelessness sector in particular housing, homelessness and income support related measures that were announced in the May 2012 Federal Budget.

pdfSector briefing: Results from the specialist homelessness services collection (March quarter 2012)
This presents a summary of the of the report produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the use of Specialist Homelessness Services between 1 January and 31 March 2012.

pdfSector briefing: Results from the specialist homelessness services collection (December quater 2011)
This presents a summary of the of the report produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the use of Specialist Homelessness Services between 1 October and 31 December 2011.

2011

pdfSector briefing: People turned away from Government Funded Specialist Homelessness Services 2010-11
This briefing summarises the content of the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare report on people turned away from Government funded specialist homelessness services in 2010-11.

pdfSector briefing: The Use of Government Funded Specialist Homelessness Services 2010-11
A briefing summarising the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report on the use of Government Funded Specialist Homelessness Services from 1/7/2010-30/06/2011.