National Shelter media release — 18 March 2013

National Shelter has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to ending homelessness by providing up to $159 million to extend the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness for one year.

Chair of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski, has applauded the federal government’s pledge, and called for the states and territories to provide the matching funding needed to maintain momentum to address homelessness.  

'The 2008 white paper on homelessness, The road home, created a renewed focus on ending homelessness.  

Many important initiatives have been delivered through the National Partnership on Homelessness, and it is imperative that we don’t lose that momentum.

'The funding will ensure services are able to continue to provide crucial services to Australians who are homeless and at risk of homelessness.’

For more information:

  • Adrian Pisarski, Chairperson: 0417 975 270
  • Kim Zoe Evans, Communications Officer: 0404 429 203