Media Releases by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

Homelessness research helps guide Government response

The Australian Government is investing $3.3 million to continue its successful long-term homelessness research approach, and extend the Journeys Home study. Minister for Housing and Homelessness Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social Housing Melissa Parke announced the… Continue reading

Exploring homelessness responses at national summit

Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social Housing Melissa Parke today met with key stakeholders at the National Homelessness Summit in Sydney to discuss approaches and innovation in tackling homelessness. Ms Parke reaffirmed the importance of collaboration between government and service… Continue reading

Faster delivery of affordable rental homes

The latest performance report from the Government’s National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) shows a marked increase in the rollout of affordable rental housing across Australia. Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social Housing Melissa Parke today said the reports showed strong… Continue reading

Providing supported housing in Melbourne

Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social Housing, Melissa Parke, today visited two supported accommodation facilities working to address homelessness in Melbourne. Ms Parke said Housing Choices’ Victoria Street Drill Hall project and Home Ground’s Common Ground Elizabeth Street project offer… Continue reading

Mackay Agency Wins National Homelessness Award

Community Accommodation & Support Agency (CASA), of Mackay, was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness… Continue reading

Brisbane NGO Wins National Homelessness Award

Micah Projects and Mater Health Services were today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of their tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social… Continue reading

SA charity wins Homelessness Award

Catherine House, Adelaide, was today awarded with a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social Housing, Melissa… Continue reading

Homelessness services recognised for outstanding work

Seven community organisations from across Australia were today recognised for their outstanding work to prevent and tackle homelessness as recipients of National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards. Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social… Continue reading

NSW charity wins Homelessness Award

The Samaritans Brokerage Support Service, of Broadmeadow, NSW, was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness… Continue reading

Victorian charity wins Homelessness Award

Sacred Heart Mission, of St Kilda, Victoria, was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and… Continue reading

NT project wins Homelessness Award

Larrakia Nation’s Watch House in Darwin, was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social… Continue reading

WA Charity Wins National Homelessness Award

Anglicare WA was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Mark Butler and Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social Housing, Melissa Parke today… Continue reading

Addressing Indigenous homelessness in Mount Isa

A transitional accommodation and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Mount Isa has had considerable success over the past eight years helping Indigenous people in crisis, University of Queensland research shows. Parliamentary Secretary for Homelessness and Social Housing Melissa Parke said the… Continue reading