Homelessness: Australia’s shameful story of policy complacency and failure continues

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Exactly a decade ago in 2008, the Australian government committed to an ambitious strategy to halve national homelessness by 2020.

Through stepped-up early intervention, better homelessness services and an expanded supply of affordable housing, the problem would be tackled with conviction.

Stor 2bInstead, as succeeding governments regrettably abandoned the 2008 strategy, homelessness in Australia has been on the rise.

Last week’s federal budget offered no response to this concern.

And the problem is fast getting worse, as highlighted in our new Australian Homelessness Monitor

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