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Australia could end homelessness

With proper financing of community housing, Australia has the ability to end homelessness – if only its leaders have the political will, Adrian Pisarski writes.

Adrian Pisarski

The recent establishment and removal of large camps of people experiencing homelessness in Sydney and Melbourne provide the media with dramatic images and stories, replete with tragic victims, nasty villains and heroic defenders. Such stories mask a general indifference and collective culpability that has allowed our housing policy to fall victim to greed and division.

Homelessness is the consequence of a failure of housing policy and good planning. It feeds on a rise of selfishness, and a public willingness to accept chasmic division in Australian society.

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