he NSW Budget has attempted to manage the crisis facing vulnerable people and families but lacks the vision to break the generational cycle, warns Greens MP and spokesperson on Family and Community Services and Housing, Jan Barham.
"If this Government trumpeted investments in support for disadvantaged people and families like it does for roads, we could secure long-term reductions in risk, harm and homelessness. Investing in prevention and early support services will deliver long-term savings and reduce the need for crisis services in the years and decades to come," Ms Barham said.
"The Budget includes some new funding to address the crisis in child protection and homelessness services, but the Government's own projections show they aren't expecting reductions in the number of people who need those services.
"The Government has again failed to display the long-term vision required to deliver what the evidence shows is required - a major investment in prevention and early supports for vulnerable families, combined with secure and affordable housing to address the massive social housing waiting list."