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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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33 Responses to
Extreme cold kills our homeless – Let’s call it a win!
chewy14 11:03 am 09 Jul 09

Nice Link Sepi,
shows that divorced women stay at home and leach off their former husbands doesn’t it?

What that has to do with homeless people i don’t know.

FC 11:03 am 09 Jul 09

I never thought of that mp2615.
I guess if you are sleeping on the streets, you haven’t got a fixed address, and would be filling out a census form!

NoAddedMSG 11:02 am 09 Jul 09

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…..

mp2615 11:01 am 09 Jul 09

Back to the point. Given that the census is taken in August, then yes you would expect not many people to be sleeping out in the Canberra winter. Equal rate with who, Tasmania ?
Also, it’s household based so gawd knows how they define and count up homeless people.

FC 10:50 am 09 Jul 09

Haha. I wish. My dad’s doesn’t believe in giving handouts or that kind of thing.
Lucky for me I don’t need my parents assistance in that way.

“Oh, you two. Build a bridge”
Is that directed at me? If so, I don’t really see the need to build a bridge, as I have no issue to get over. I was merely commenting on my experience of my parents financial situation post divorce, following sepi’s post. Maybe it is you that needs to build a bridge?

G-Fresh 10:42 am 09 Jul 09

sepi said :

Divorced men cry poor, but better off than women.

Generalisation sepi. Wrap it up.

FC said :

he was ‘poor’ because he was putting all his money into his newly aquired properties worth over 1 million!

Probably to your benefit anyway there FC? lol

Oh you two. Build a bridge.

FC 10:18 am 09 Jul 09

That’s interesting Sepi. my dad used to cry poor after my parents split up and used to live off a staple diet. I felt bad for him until my mum told me how much he actually earnt and I learnt that he was ‘poor’ because he was putting all his money into his newly aquired properties worth over 1 million!

sepi 10:14 am 09 Jul 09
Joshua 10:11 am 09 Jul 09

ant #5, I read that article too. Appears to me that the guy in the article made 2 serious mistakes; he got married but worse he had kids with her. Nothing is more guaranteed to put your economic future in jeopardy than being the father of kids.

Ivan76 10:07 am 09 Jul 09

Thats fine for now but what happens when global warming kicks in?

ant 10:00 am 09 Jul 09

There’s an article in today’s SMH about a homeless man in Sydney, this time last year he was a security manager at AMP… marriage broke up, he evidently lost it, and now he’s sleeping on trains. Pretty rough story.

The Brad 9:31 am 09 Jul 09

From a humanitarian point of view, it’s a loss. Let’s not try to fix the problem while it existed here. Let’s just be happy the problem has moved away.

I hope JB’s “well done” was sarcastic, becuase I think it’s quite sad. Homeless have it tough enough already, regardless of whether it’s self-inflicted ruin.

Pandy 9:30 am 09 Jul 09

Gene pool!

grundy 9:23 am 09 Jul 09

I read an article recently of a Russian town.
One of the locals pointed out their 0% homeless rate, because of their freezing temperatures!


FC 9:10 am 09 Jul 09

Good point johnboy. Its a little easy to sleep on a bench which the minumum is 10 degrees not minus 10!

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