TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE FUNDING FOR NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ON HOMELESSNESS

21 Oct 2016

A Senate Estimates hearing this evening confirmed that the Turnbull Government is still dragging its feet on providing certainty for funding under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). NPAH provides up to 30% of the budget of homelessness service providers across the nation.

A Senate Estimates hearing this evening confirmed that the Turnbull Government is still dragging its feet on providing certainty for funding under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). NPAH provides up to 30% of the budget of homelessness service providers across the nation.

 

“By failing to commit to funding NPAH beyond June 2017, the Turnbull Government has placed homelessness service providers under enormous pressure,” said Senator Cameron.

 

“Service providers are suffering under the uncertainty around NPAH funding which makes it very difficult to retain staff and leased premises and continue to provide quality services to the most vulnerable in our community.

 

“I am very disappointed to hear again at Senate Estimates this evening that NPAH funding has not been finalised and extended beyond June next year,” said Senator Cameron.

 

THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2016