The WA Legislative Council Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations has today announced it will conduct a new inquiry into the financial administration of services addressing homelessness in Western Australia.
The committee will consider:
(1) the current funding and delivery of services
(2) All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020–2030
(3) existing data systems and how data informs service delivery
(4) any other related matter.
The members conducting the inquiry are Hon. Peter Collier MLC; Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC; Hon. Nick Goiran MLC; Hon. Dr Brad Pettitt MLC and the Hon. Samantha Rowe MLC.
The reporting date of the inquiry has yet to be determined.
10-Year Strategy on Homelessness
All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020–2030 is a first-class strategy developed in collaboration by government, the sector and people with lived experience of homelessness. The strategy provides an important, evidence-based path towards ending homelessness. Implementation of the strategy through sustained investment and building on the solutions that work is critical if we are to end homelessness. So too is a shared understanding of the evidence to target responses, monitor progress and outcomes and address gaps.
Shelter WA looks forward to working with our members and partners to respond to the inquiry, and more broadly as we continue to advocate for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness in Western Australia.
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