Homelessness (HPLS)

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides free legal assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We run 15 outreach clinics in Sydney and Newcastle. Read more 

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Dale King

Remembering Dale King - 1955-2017 7 Dec 2017

By Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer, Homelessness, PIAC It is with much sadness that we note that Dale King, a committed and long-time StreetCare member and fearless advocate for homeless consumers, passed away in late November following a short illness....

Thanks Macquarie Bank!

19 Oct 2017

We are very grateful to staff at Macquarie Bank and the Macquarie Foundation who, at a breakfast event today, raised...

What you need to know about homelessness

17 Aug 2017

For Homelessness Week we asked four members of PIAC’s homeless consumer advocacy committee, StreetCare, what they wanted people to know...

Proposed homelessness laws heavy-handed and counter-productive

9 Aug 2017

The NSW Government’s proposed new laws to give police more power to forcibly evict homeless people from public spaces are...

Sleeping rough, stigma and the importance of home

3 Jul 2017

It’s time to talk about homelessness   Despite Australia’s record economic boom, rates of homelessness have been on the rise...

About this project

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with practical legal assistance. Informed by our casework and consumer feedback, we also address causes of homelessness through strategic engagement and policy advocacy with government and service providers.


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