Homelessness 2011-12: Comparing performance across Australia
In our fourth report we find good progress in reducing the number of rough sleepers in Australia. However, the overall level of homelessness has risen, driven by increased numbers of people living in supported accommodation and severely crowded houses. Homelessness among Indigenous Australians remains higher than for non-Indigenous Australians but we found that there has been improvement in some locations and for certain types of homelessness.
Affordable Housing 2010-11: Comparing performance across Australia
This is our third report assessing progress under COAG’s National Affordable Housing Agreement.
In this report, the council focuses on the outcomes in the Agreement that relate to home purchase affordability, rental affordability, and housing market efficiency and responsiveness.
The council found that nationally, based on the indicators and years that can be reported on, there is no indication that housing affordability has improved. Rental affordability in particular – as measured by the proportion of low income households spending more than 30 per cent of their income on rent – has worsened in capital cities and for those on the lowest incomes.
National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness: Early assessment of progress
The COAG Reform Council was asked by COAG to provide an early assessment of progress under the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (Homelessness NP) in response to the difficulties in measuring progress against benchmarks of the Agreement.
The Homelessness NP is the framework for the Commonwealth, States and Territories to work together to reduce homelessness.
We found the Homelessness NP’s performance reporting framework was—by and large—unworkable, and recommended a review to develop and implement a simplified performance reporting framework.