CHP develops targeted policy solutions to homelessness, which are reflected in government and community sector submissions.

This section contains CHP’s submissions to government and community sector initiatives, organised by year.


State Budget submissions and analysis 


2019 submissions

December: Response to the Residential Tenancies Act Regulatory Impact Statement

August: Submission to the Inquiry into Sustainable Employment for Disadvantaged Jobseekers

July: Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

April: Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

January: Submission to the consultation on the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Mental Health


2018 submissions

October: Victorian Homelessness Election Platform 2018


2017 submissions

December: Submission on the Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017

November: Response to the inquiry into the public housing renewal program

July: Response to draft report Reforms to Human Services

July: Response to ‘Rough sleeping in Victoria; Situation appraisal’ prepared by Tony Nicholson for the Victorian Minister for Housing

June: Submission to Victoria Legal Aid’s Means Test Review

May: Submission to the inquiry into penalty rates and fair pay

March: Response to the review into the Future Directions of the Financial Wellbeing and Capability Activity – (Emergency Relief)

March: Response to proposed City of Melbourne bylaw amendment (homelessness bylaw)

February: Submission to the Joint Inquiry into and report on the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.

February: Response to Residential Tenancies Act Options Paper

February: Response to Human Services Review Issues Paper


2016 submissions

October: Response to Infrastructure Victoria’s Draft 30-year infrastructure strategy

October: Submission to the review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 – Alternative forms of tenure

August: Submission to the review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 – Regulation of property conditions in the rental market

August: Submission to the Productivity Commission issues paper Human Services: Identifying Sectors for Reform

July: Submission to the review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 – Dispute resolution

May: Submission to the review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 – Rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants

April: Submission to the review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 – bonds, rents and other charges

March: Submission to the Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

March: Submission to Infrastructure Victoria’s Laying the Foundations paper

February: Submission to the Access to Justice Review


Older submissions

2015 submissions

2014 submissions

2013 submissions

2012 submissions

2011 submissions

2010 submissions

To view submissions written before 2010, please contact CHP.