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Extreme cold kills our homeless – Let’s call it a win!

By johnboy 9 July 2009 33

John Hargreaves is letting the world know that the ACT’s 2006 homelessness census is showing some good numbers for the ACT.

    The 2006 Census showed that the ACT has the equal lowest rate of homelessness in Australia at 42 per 10,000 people and a smaller proportion of homeless people sleeping rough (6% in the ACT compared to 16 %nationally).

Congratulations Canberra, our cold winters drive the homeless to parts warmer. Well done.

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farnarkler 10:05 pm 13 Jul 09

Let the hungry eat the homeless.

gift 1:46 am 11 Jul 09

Make that another vacant flat, one above me, has been so I’m told for two weeks now.

bohemian 11:15 am 10 Jul 09

Fisho said :

A lot of homeless people have drug/alcohol/mental problems.

I’m sure giving such people a bagging does wonders for the ego.

People become homeless under many circumstances, as mentioned by Fisho and including abusive relationships. Some people go homeless simply because they don’t have a choice.

You only need to talk to the homeless councils to know how hard they’ve been working with (and sometimes against) the Govt. to house the homeless people. Few years ago, I spoke and listened to social workers who were upset by stupid bureacracy that left people stranded. It doesn’t matter if you have vacant and available houses for the homeless. In this day and age, paperworks are valued higher than the basic needs.

And, based on some comments above, I think I just lose a little bit of faith in humanity.

Pandy 12:04 am 10 Jul 09

Fisho,

They can move away for all I care to sunny Queensland and have their problems dealt by Centrelink North.

gift 10:51 pm 09 Jul 09

I’ve noticed a couple of housing flats vacant, one on Northbourne, and another in Forbes Street Turner, they have been sitting vacant for at least three weeks or more

I-filed 9:58 pm 09 Jul 09

Tent Embassy closes up too.

Fisho 8:52 pm 09 Jul 09

A lot of homeless people have drug/alcohol/mental problems.

I’m sure giving such people a bagging does wonders for the ego.

Ozi 5:27 pm 09 Jul 09

G-Fresh said :

More affordable housing.

Yeah, because the government housing is so well looked-after by the residents as it is…

G-Fresh 5:05 pm 09 Jul 09

NoAddedMSG said :

So you will also be taking up arms at comment #15 which seeks to paint all single mothers with the same brush?

Yeah for sure! Missed it.

As for homelessness, let’s eradicate it. Yeah!

More affordable housing.

johnboy 4:53 pm 09 Jul 09

Back on topic people. This isn’t about your perceived gender grievances.

monomania 4:47 pm 09 Jul 09

Pandy said :

Gene pool!

Are there genes for homelessness?

Or delusions of grandeur?

Or common human decency?

NoAddedMSG 4:43 pm 09 Jul 09

So you will also be taking up arms at comment #15 which seeks to paint all single mothers with the same brush?

G-Fresh 3:44 pm 09 Jul 09

NoAddedMSG said :

G-Fresh, Sepi was quoting directly from the article in the SMH, which is based on a recent study done in Australia. Perhaps you should read the article before commencing fire…..

Read the article prior to making comment thanks MyNicknamesRefersToFlavourEnhancer621!

Using a quote from an article, let alone a survey to paint single fathers with the same brush is low rent.

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