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August 19, 2019

Special Commission into ice hears that a lack of detox beds is holding up rehab in regional areas

A special commission of inquiry into the drug ice has heard that a lack of detox beds in large regional centres is preventing people from getting […]
August 13, 2019

Perth takes action to tackle global poverty, Caritas names new CEO

Thousands of generous supporters – including individuals, schools and parishes across Perth – have joined in solidarity with the world’s poor, donating nearly $1.2 million to […]
August 13, 2019

Archdiocese partners to tackle root cause of modern slavery

The Archdiocese of Perth commenced an Anti-Slavery Working Party since May of this year, with the aim of partnering with all its agencies to tackle the […]
August 8, 2019

Homelessness ‘duty to assist’ law could force government to help those in crisis

Australian authorities are being urged to consider a new “duty to assist” law that would force governments to help homeless people find accommodation, amid warnings homelessness […]
August 7, 2019

Young and invisible: WA man’s four-year battle to get back on his feet

Sun McIntyre, 27, never realised he was homeless until a photography project by a not-for-profit made him see his three-year ordeal to find a home was […]
August 7, 2019

The street doctor service treating Melbourne’s homeless

There are some things that Melbourne’s street doctor sees a lot more than other GPs. Bed bug bites are common. Wounds fail to heal or become […]
August 7, 2019

‘The future scares me’: low Newstart rate is making homelessness worse, charity says

The historically low rate of Newstart is making Australia’s homelessness problem worse, a charity says, with the number of people on the dole forced to seek […]
August 7, 2019

How I went from corporate lawyer to sleeping rough

I was 66 years old when I was sleeping on the streets of Sydney. I was homeless. All my life I had been oblivious to the plight […]
August 6, 2019

Job snobs? This News Corp rhetoric is just another way to blame unemployment on the individual

Calling people job snobs ignores the conditions of their lives and obscures the structural realities of competitive labour markets The “job snobs” are back on the […]
August 5, 2019

Homelessness was not on my vision board: How one man clawed his life back

Allan Connolly’s life was going according to plan. He and his wife Dawn had a lovely home in a wealthy Perth suburb. They were handling huge contracts […]
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