My office is undertaking research into the causes and potential state government policy solutions to address homeless in our region.
Many of us are familiar with media reporting that the Electoral District of Shepparton experiences some of the worst instances of homelessness in regional Victoria and that the problem is worsening.
In November 2019, I commissioned research into homelessness in our region to develop policies to advocate to the Victorian Government.
The research has focused on examining differing datasets and holding interviews with local stakeholders in the not-for-profit, private and local government sectors.
These are two areas we have been examining closely and I hope to have these and a number of other policies ready to advocate to the Victorian Government in the near future.