The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society are among more than 50 groups calling on the Coalition not to walk away from funding vital services
Homelessness support agencies warn that people will be left sleeping rough on the street if funding is not secured. Photograph: Janine Wiedel Photolibrary/Alamy
More than 50 homeless organisations have made an unprecedented united plea to the social services minister, Scott Morrison, not to end funding for the sector, as state governments expressed dismay at the prospect of vulnerable homeless people being cut adrift.
In an open letter to Morrison, chief executives of organisations including Homelessness Australia, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society called for the federal government not to walk away from funding homelessness services.