Justice Project: Pro Bono Tool
People Experiencing Homelessness

This project has been endorsed by the Law Council of Australia.

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Priorities identified in the Justice Project Final Report

Priorities Identified in the Justice Project Final Report[i]:

  1. Recognise the essential role legal assistance plays in preventing and reducing homelessness. Provide reliable, secure and recurrent funding of specialist homelessness legal services and related critical supports. Existing specialist services need to be supported in RRR areas and the establishment of specialist homelessness legal clinics needs to be supported in jurisdictions that lack specialist services. 
  2. Improve legal, policy and service frameworks to prioritise homelessness prevention. 
  3. Investment in safe, secure and appropriate housing, including crisis, bail and post release accommodation, for vulnerable groups who are at risk of homelessness. 
  4. Investment in better exit strategies, including wraparound supports, transition services, through care and affordable accommodation, to prevent homelessness amongst those existing government institutions, including the child protection system, detention, hospitals and mental health facilities. 
  5. Review and amend laws that criminalise homelessness. 
  6. Review problematic tenancy laws, policies and practices, with a view to achieving appropriate balance between the human rights of tenants at risk of homelessness with the rights of property owners. 

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Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Northern Territory (NT)

Queensland (QLD)

South Australia (SA)

Tasmania (TAS)

Victoria (VIC)

Western Australia (WA)

Please note the Centre undertook the research to identify which priorities have been mapped to individual organisations. Not all organisations have confirmed yet whether the identified priorities are accurately mapped.

[i] The Justice Project Final Report published by the Law Council of Australia (Aug 2018) can be found here.