Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017

There is a strong link between homelessness and experiences of family violence, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women at disproportionately heightened risk. This submission discusses the importance of holistic and culturally safe service models like ours that include direct support for Aboriginal women and children to avoid homelessness as well as support to address a range of underlying issues that increase the risk of family violence-driven homelessness.