It is hard to believe that in 2016 in Australia, more than 100,000 people find themselves homeless every night, and one-quarter of those are aged 18 and under. The reasons someone finds themselves homeless can be varied and complex, including mental health issues, fleeing domestic violence, experiencing financial difficulties, family breakdown and many more. The Salvation Army continues to partner with governments and other agencies in this area.
We urge you to prayerfully consider your important vote this election. The Salvation Army’s Policy Statement on ‘Homelessness’ and the relevant policies of the main parties, listed in alphabetical order, can be found below for your consideration:
The Salvation Army Policy Statement
(esp. pages 18-19):
The Labor Party
(note: The Labor Party currently has a specific plan announced that is specific to Veteran’s homelessness)
The Liberal National Coalition
(note: The Liberal National Coalition currently has a specific plan announced that is specific to Veteran’s homelessness)