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Refugees, older women to receive homelessness services boost

Refugees, older women to receive homelessness services boost

A Canberra homeless shelter said the ACT was picking up on the federal government's "political insensitivity".

  • by Finbar O'Mallon

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Scott Morrison flags 'review' of Foodbank funding cut
Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison flags 'review' of Foodbank funding cut

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the slashing of his government's funding for a charity that feeds 710,000 Australians a month, while saying he is open to a "review" of the decision. 

  • by Dana McCauley
How a photo destroyed the most 'sacred' thing a homeless person owns
Lisa Scaffidi

How a photo destroyed the most 'sacred' thing a homeless person owns

Jonathan Shapiera is no longer living on the streets but his lived experience of sleeping rough is so raw that he can’t get past the post traumatic stress.

  • by Lauren Pilat
30-bed shelter could fix Canberra's emergency shelter needs: report
Homelessness

30-bed shelter could fix Canberra's emergency shelter needs: report

As Safe Shelters ACT closes its doors over summer, Canberra's homeless have no emergency shelter in Australia's capital.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
'Perth, we're in trouble': Scaffidi's tweet and the standard we walk past
Opinion
Opinion

'Perth, we're in trouble': Scaffidi's tweet and the standard we walk past

If the standard you walk past is the standard you accept, might I respectfully suggest Lisa Scaffidi raises her standards?

  • by Kate Hedley
Shelter WA outraged by Lisa Scaffidi's 'appalling' homelessness tweet
Twitter

Shelter WA outraged by Lisa Scaffidi's 'appalling' homelessness tweet

Shelter WA chief executive Michelle Mackenzie "appalled" with embattled Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi's tweet that shows the identity of people sleeping rough.

  • by Lauren Pilat
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From world traveller to sleeping in parks: How Wayne became homeless
Canberra

From world traveller to sleeping in parks: How Wayne became homeless

Wayne Parry was sitting on his balcony in the early hours of a rainy morning in February 2008 when his life changed.

  • by Blake Foden
From sleeping rough to being Kofi Annan's bodyguard
Canberra

From sleeping rough to being Kofi Annan's bodyguard

Glenn Tibbitts left home when he was 15 years old, arrested for vagrancy at 17, had a child in his early-20s and was the bodyguard for Kofi Annan at 50.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Minutes from mega-wealth, men and women are struggling
Opinion
Opinion

Minutes from mega-wealth, men and women are struggling

Four of Australia’s 10 wealthiest postcodes are found within Wentworth but at the Bondi Beach Pavilion people are sleeping rough. Do the candidates care?

  • by Cameron French
As housing fight intensifies, 12,000 West Australians wait in limbo
Affordable housing

As housing fight intensifies, 12,000 West Australians wait in limbo

The futures of 12,000 vulnerable West Australians hang in the balance as a poisonous feud deepens between the West Australian and federal governments.

  • by Emma Young
'The numbers shot up': Homeless shelter demand reaches record high
Canberra

'The numbers shot up': Homeless shelter demand reaches record high

This winter was the busiest on record for Safe Shelter ACT.

  • by Andrew Brown