MEDIA RELEASE: Mission Australia response to the Federal Budget 2017-1018

Mission Australia CEO James Toomey said that despite recent Census figures the Commonwealth Government has clearly ignored people experiencing homelessness in Australia.

“The Government has missed another opportunity in the Budget to address rising homelessness and provide a national plan to meet the critical shortage of affordable housing for those on the lowest incomes.

“The absence of a plan is short-sighted and will only lead to greater social and economic dislocation down the track,” he said.

Read Mission Australia’s full response to the Federal Budget

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