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Number of homeless Australians leaps 17% in five years – action needed now

Scott Ludlam 12 Nov 2012

The Greens renewed their call for urgent action on homelessness in Australia today after new figures showed a 17 per cent increase in the number of homeless people in Australia in five years.

Australian Greens housing spokesperson Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said this morning's ABS Census figures reinforced the fact Australia has been in the grip of a housing crisis for years.

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Homelessness Bill welcome, but delay makes the need for action more urgent

Scott Ludlam 6 Jun 2012

The Greens welcomed the long-delayed release of the Federal Government's draft legislation on homelessness this week, and urged the Government to take immediate action to tackle the crisis.

Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said the Bill represented a more realistic understanding of homelessness, but a more detailed analysis is needed to identify potential improvements.

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