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18    Family and Community Services— Homelessness services

Senator Rhiannon, also on behalf of Senator Cameron, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 348—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the most recent statistics from 2015-16 show that 275 requests for homelessness assistance were unable to be met each day, and

                                    (ii)       the Government has failed to raise real levels of federal funding for homelessness services and social housing in the 2017-18 Budget; and

               (b)       calls on the Government to provide real support for people who are homeless by increasing the real level of funding for homelessness services and social housing.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.