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Homelessness Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homelessness Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Housing and Homelessness)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the recognition of persons who are, or are at risk of, experiencing homelessness, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Object of Act....................................................................................... 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

5............ Meaning of homelessness ................................................................... 2

Part 2—Recognition of persons who are, or are at risk of, experiencing homelessness 4

6............ General recognition............................................................................. 4

7............ Factors contributing to homelessness.................................................. 5

8............ Access to housing............................................................................... 5

9............ Social inclusion................................................................................... 5

10.......... Service delivery................................................................................... 6

11.......... Strategies to reduce homelessness....................................................... 6

12.......... Cooperation and consultation.............................................................. 7

13.......... Australia’s international human rights obligations.............................. 7

Part 3—Other matters                                                                                                          9

14.......... Act does not create or give rise to rights or obligations....................... 9

15.......... Act not intended to exclude similar State or Territory laws................. 9

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for the recognition of persons who are, or are at risk of, experiencing homelessness, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: