In the two years of the Liberal government we've seen nothing but cuts to housing.
Housing affordability - and homelessness - is getting worse.
The Greens have a National Housing Roadmap - a comprehensive and costed plan to address Australia's Housing Crisis.
On any given night more than 105,000 Australians are homeless. While the reasons may be complex, the solution can be simple: match the funding for housing and support services to the scale of need.
The Turnbull-Abbott government has cut more than $500 million from homelessness support services.
- Funding for all new homelessness shelters cut from the National Partnership on Homelessness - $44m
- All peak bodies on homelessness axed: Homeless Australia, National Shelter and Community Housing Federation of Australia inexplicably abolished
- Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness Axed
- COAG Reform group on Housing Affordability axed
- Homelessness Research Strategy funding axed - $3.1 million
- National Rental Affordability Scheme axed - scrapping funding for 12,000 new affordable rental homes worth $235.2m
- Housing Help for Seniors pilot program abolished - $173.1m
- First Home Saver Accounts scheme abolished - $134.3 million over five years
- New program to sell off "surplus commonwealth property" introduced with no affordable housing outcomes or any criteria
- National Housing Supply Council - the only body providing data on the gap of affordable and available housing - axed
Read about the Greens Homelessness Action Plan here.