In 2009, the Australian Government and the State and Territory governments entered into a series of high-level Partnership Agreements which are the main mechanism through which programs aimed at addressing homelessness are being delivered.
In addition to the high-level agreements, the Australian Government has taken other initiatives that address specific groups of the homeless or people who are at risk of becoming homeless. These initiatives are outlined below:
Australian Government Minister
On 4 February 2013, the Hon Mark Butler MP was appointed the Australian Government Minister for Housing and Homelessness. The Minister’s media releases and speeches are available here.
Media releases and speeches made by former Ministers for Housing and Homelessness are available from the Archived Media Site of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
For a detailed breakdown of the 2012-13 Federal budget this link includes all budget documents – including the Treasurer, the Hon Wayne Swan MP’s budget speech; budget papers; mid-year economic and fiscal outlook; and ministerial statements.