Election 2016 - New fact sheet "Housing and homelessness"
CSSA's Housing and Homelessness fact sheet outlines our position for the 2016 Federal Election. We look to our elected representatives to prioritise people experiencing poverty and vulnerability, through the development and implementation of social and economic policies that increase opportunities for all people to realise their potential.
The 2016-17 Federal Budget failed to address housing affordability or provide support for services to the homeless. The provision of safe and affordable housing is a basic human right. Catholic Social Teaching asserts that every person possesses inherent dignity, and is of great value, and is worthy of respect and protection. Every person is therefore entitled to their rights which include a right to the basic needs of life – such as food and shelter.