2023–24 Federal Pre-Budget Submission
In January 2023, Yfoundations provided a 2023–24 Pre-Budget submission to Treasury. Our submission makes the following recommendations:
1. Fund the design and delivery of an Engagement Plan to inform a future Child and Youth Homelessness and Housing Strategy
2. Recognise and fund responses for unaccompanied children and young people experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence alone within Action Plans under the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children
3. Commit to fund the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) by February 2023 and review indexation to ensure funding keeps pace with the real costs of homelessness service delivery
4. Lift Youth Allowance to at least $73 a day and Commonwealth Rent Assistance by 50%, to accurately reflect both the rising cost-of-living and current housing crises.