Homelessness Legislation for Australia: A Missed Opportunity
28 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2015
Date Written: 2014
On any given night, around 105,000 people experience homelessness in Australia. In 2012-13, specialist homelessness services provided assistance to more than 244,000 people in the form of accommodation, meals, laundry and shower facilities, and information and advice. Social housing can be difficult to access for those in need, and in June 2012, there were close to 200,000 applicants on social housing waiting lists in Australia. For a small, prosperous country, these numbers are high.
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