From time to time State and Federal Governments in Australia conduct inquiries into social policy, program and infrastructure issues which may also be of concern to the Mercy Foundation. Over the past decade the Mercy Foundation has continued to make submissions to housing, homelessness, poverty, human rights, anti-slavery and other related inquiries. The submissions can be read below.



Mercy Foundation Pre Budget Submission 2024.25


Submission to the National Housing and Homelessness Plan

Submission on improving rental laws in NSW

Homelessness as a cause and consequence of contemporary forms of slavery


Mercy Foundation Submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry  into Homelessness amongst older people aged over 55 years in New South Wales

Mercy Foundation 2022.2023 Pre Budget Submission

Submission to the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights on the list of issues for the 6th periodic review of Australia


Mercy Foundation Submission to the Committee on Community Services regarding options to  improve existing and alternate accommodation to address the housing shortage in NSW

Joint submission to the Inquiry  into the Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced by Uyghur Forced Labour) Bill 2020

With thanks to Be Slavery Free for their effort in preparing this submission.

Submission to the Review of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) Endorsement of the submission by Be Slavery Free


The Ageing on the Edge NSW Forum Housing Justice for older people in NSW Pre-Budget Submission 20/21 The Mercy Foundation joined a coalition of organisations to promote policy recommendations critical to addressing the needs of older people facing housing stress and homelessness.

Submission to A Housing Strategy for NSW Discussion Paper August 2020

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia June 2020: