Case study - right to housing

There is no legally actionable right to shelter (nor for that matter, to food or clothing) in Australia. In this case study we will focus on the component of the right to an adequate standard of living that is concerned with housing. Waiting lists for public housing in Australia are long – for instance, in 2013, someone seeking housing in central Sydney will have to wait at least two years, and more likely, more than five years for housing to become available. (See NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Expected Waiting Times.)