San Francisco’s plan to introduce robo-cops to clean up the streets worked just fine…until it started to target the homeless population.
In NSW, more than enough vacant properties exist in which to house the homeless, but is the solution that easy?
The homelessness crisis in Australia is at a pivot point. What is needed, is transformative change, but the changes put forward are certainly not it.
With the entirety of Glebe Foreshore and most of Surry Hills set to become alcohol-free zones, is it a wise move from the Sydney council, or is it merely the nanny state locking the liquor cabinet?
As we struggle to navigate our homelessness crisis, it might be time to look beyond our own streets for a solution.
The streets of Adelaide will be the testing grounds of a bold new strategy to solve homelessness in this country. But if it works, can it be implemented elsewhere?
Hack4Homelessness is an event which looks to solve the social, technical and practical challenges of homelessness in this country. And they want your brain, too!
Since the string of circumstances pushed me to the brink of homelessness and beyond, the respectable life I’ve been able to build will do. It has to.
Not long after the police forcibly shut down a kitchen that housed and fed the homeless, the Berejiklian government ensured the future holds more of the same.
Armed with bulldozers, council workers and the police, the City of Sydney has closed down the kitchen that fed the homeless. Where do they go from here?
A kitchen that looks to house and feed the homeless is facing pressure from Sydney City Council, but according to those who run it, they’re not going anywhere.
A local court has overruled the Sydney City Council after they saught to prosecute a man for being homeless, representing an important precedent.
After spending nine years on the streets, I’ve come to realise that shame is something that cripples us all. Even if we don’t see it through the masks we wear.
Meet animal vet Sam Kovac, founder of Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic and passionate force driving Project HoPe to see pets of the homeless receive adequate care despite their owners’ financial disadvantage.
The government’s negative response to the country’s growing poverty figures highlights the largesse of apathy toward our most vulnerable.
Escape is an important factor for victims of domestic violence, and thanks to new laws, it has been made easier.
John Howard’s recent comments regarding women show how much there is left to be done, and how little that he understands the issue.
The memory of a homeless man freezing in the morning cold goosed my decision to lose my locks for charity, so this Friday, I’m going the full Sinead.
A place for the alcoholic homeless to receive alcohol in a safe and measured way: Rabbi Mendel Kastel explains how this new program could offer a pathway to truly turn lives around.
With Abbott’s 12,000 refugees deciding to say “Yeah nah” to Australia, there’s a small group who are happy about it, explains serial satirist Troy Maguire.
Richard Jackson’s Long Reads introduces a little-known Presidential candidate and showcases people in poverty living in cheap motels (and the fact we’re all idiots).
Did Australia miss the point of SBS’ “Struggle Street”? Perhaps, but for Eric Thorpe, the show reflects the importance of poverty and homelessness support services in Australia.