Homeless shelter calls for 'emergency response' to rise in rough sleepers

Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated July 17 2019 - 10:53pm, first published 12:00am

Safe Shelter coordinator Richard Griffiths says a "state of emergency" response - similar to those enacted in the event of a major bushfire or flood - might be needed to help accommodate Canberra's rising number of rough sleepers.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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