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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Page: 1492


Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (16:06): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) more than 100 000 Australians experience homelessness each night,

(ii) the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) expired in June 2013, and

(iii) the Government's lack of commitment to housing and homelessness is causing uncertainty, in regard to the future of homelessness services; and

(b) calls on the Australian Government to:

(i) immediately recommence negotiations with the states and territories on the NPAH and report progress to the Senate on Thursday, 12 December 2013, and

(ii) compile a list of homelessness programs that will be cut in each state and territory, and the number of jobs lost, if the National Partnership is not renewed, and provide this list to the Senate by Thursday, 12 December 2013.