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October 9, 2019

Mandurah’s waterfront hotels and houses mask a homelessness crisis on the foreshore

WA’s biggest regional city is grappling with a rise in rough sleepers on its centrepiece waterfront, with the situation becoming so bad the City of Mandurah […]
September 18, 2019

Homeless-specific medical centre hoped to ease pressure on Perth emergency departments

A specific medical facility for people who are homeless could be a reality in two years if a WA government-driven trial proves successful. The East Metropolitan […]
September 18, 2019

The homeless death of Aimee Teese: ‘I didn’t think it would come to this at 30’

  The empty doorway The homeless death of Aimee Teese: ‘I didn’t think it would come to this at 30’  Illustration: Alan Vest/The Guardian Aimee Teese […]
August 31, 2019

House-sitting on the rise for older people in financial stress or on verge of homelessness

Five years ago Sue Prince had a Christmas she would rather forget — her mother had just died and her house had been repossessed by 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 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 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 […]
August 5, 2019

Cooking to combat homelessness as teens learn skills to keep them off the street

Brisbane teenager Raymond* was once living in a homeless shelter with little hope for the future — that was before he found the Good Grub Club. […]
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