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 Submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness amongst older people aged over 55 years in New South Wales
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
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.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia June 2020:
- Submission from the National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group Submission
- Submission from the Mercy Foundation
- Submission to the Legal and Social Issues Committee Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria March 2020