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Who We Are

Homelessness Australia is the national peak body for homelessness in Australia. We provide systemic advocacy for the homelessness sector. We work with a large network of organisations to provide a unified voice when it comes to preventing and responding to homelessness. Homelessness Australia was previously funded by the Federal Government. Since December 2014 it has operated on a voluntary basis and has no paid staff.

Our Vision

To proactively advocate and promote national policy and action to end homelessness and its impact upon the range of people it affects.

Our Objectives

  • To provide an effective national voice on homelessness and related issues
  • To be concerned with the well-being of individuals and groups experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness and to promote their well-being through socially just policies and programs
  • To undertake actions, research and policy aimed at:
  • Developing and promoting policies
  • Preventing the extent and effect of homelessness
  • Educating the community on issues relating to homelessness
  • To participate in and/or carry out programs designed to contribute to the elimination of homelessness and related issues

Our Board

Chair: Jenny Smith
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Deputy Chair and Secretary: Katherine McKernan
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Treasurer: Dr Michael Fotheringham
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Pam Barker
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Jane Barnes
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Jenni Beetson-Mortimer
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Frances Crimmins
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Mark Glasson
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Tracy Ingram
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Catherine Robinson
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Karyn Walsh
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