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WOMEN—AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Senator Rhiannon, also on behalf of Senator Moore, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 881—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) the impact of the lack of affordable housing is felt disproportionately by women due to the high number of women in low-paid jobs, women heading single parent families and higher rates of poverty among older women living alone,

  (ii) research indicates that, in coming years, there will be a significant increase in older women facing homelessness, and

  (iii) a key priority of the Australian Social Inclusion Board for 2012-13 is to provide advice to government on the best responses to the growing issue of older women and homelessness; and

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) support continued efforts to include a gendered perspective in the development of affordable housing measures, and

  (ii) publish information on how women are impacted by the affordable housing shortage, such as gender disaggregated data on the outcomes of the National Affordable Housing Agreement, National Partnership Agreements, National Rental Affordability Scheme and Social Housing Initiative.

Question put and passed.