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Coronavirus complicates problems faced by homeless

By JOHN MOYLE In uncertain times the one certainty is that the homeless are likely to be hit harder by COVID-19 than the general populace. Health-wise they are already in an unenviable position having a life expectancy of almost half that of the average Australian. The homeless are also over-represented with mental disorders, alcohol and […]

Regions reap homeless funding but city loses out

The state government’s budget for homelessness will be overhauled in 2014, with funding to be distributed on a “needs basis” – to areas with a lower socio-economic status. Funding will go to areas with greater instances of factors causing homelessness. The changes mean regions such as the Hunter and New England will see funding boosted […]