Homelessness Week

MR HIBBINS (Prahran)  — Yesterday morning I enjoyed breakfast, a coffee and a chat with locals at Uniting Prahran Mission on Chapel Street as part of their winter breakfast, where they serve a free hot breakfast throughout winter. I certainly agree with one attendee I was chatting to that it is one of Melbourne's best breakfasts, so thank you to everyone for their company yesterday morning and well done to the staff, volunteers and clients of Uniting for being such an important part of our community.

I attended there as part of Homelessness Week. Given it is Homelessness Week, it is really important to reaffirm that it is absolutely critical that we fix the housing crisis by building more public housing and supporting people to maintain their tenancies as well as other measures to fix the housing crisis, such as giving renters better rights and ending those unfair tax breaks like negative gearing that make housing unaffordable.