Australia has been experiencing high levels of homelessness for more than a decade. Our country has also been experiencing a shortage of affordable housing during this period. There is an obvious connection between the two.
It is challenging and disturbing that the most common pathway into adult homelessness is to be homeless as a child or young person. I find it shocking that we should allow this situation to continue.
Young people who have had a disadvantaged start in life need to dream the dream, get qualified, get a job, get a motor bike or a car, find a partner, get married, have kids, help out at children’s sports and so on. That’s how you build a strong inclusive community, and that’s a justice issue.
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