homelessness

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Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.

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The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.

Australian veteran war medals on military uniform

A new study into the prevalence of homelessness in ex-serving men and women calls for urgent policy attention and improved services.

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Australia has managed to house the homeless in hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. We now have an opportunity to be thinking about longer-term solutions.

A person without a home to go to.

Two top UNSW academics are calling for an end to the homelessness crisis in Australia that will last beyond COVID-19.

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Researchers say the new figure should be used to improve services aimed at tackling the homeless problem in Australia's defence veterans.

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A powerful new tool developed with UNSW is designed to reveal the true extent of homelessness and influence government action to solve the problem.

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A decade after the launch of a national campaign against homelessness, the trends are all going the wrong way. A new annual report highlights what's gone wrong and what must be done.

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Homeless people are over-represented in Australia’s prisons, and previously incarcerated people are over-represented among the homeless, writes Sophie Russell.

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While homelessness is becoming more visible, it is not new in affluent societies like Australia, writes Anne O'Brien. 

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