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.
Liberal Councillor Edward Mandla wants the City of Sydney to shift some of its big spend on zhooshing itself up into the more worthwhile activity of helping the homeless #HaveaheartSydney
Maria Tedeschi learns a valuable lesson about the homeless from her son Christian – that anyone can help, even a nine-year-old. #OutoftheHeartsofBabes
Like so many of us, when Erica Williams moved to the city, her profound compassion turned to apathy as homelessness just became part of the scenery.
Conrad Liveris sees banning begging in major cities as only marginalising the homeless even more and not any kind of answer to dealing with the issues surrounding them.
During Homeless Persons’ Week (4th – 10th August) , Les Cohen is part of a team pushing that it’s #time4good when it comes to homelessness in our communities.
Jordan King Lacroix points you to the US state of Utah, which is taking an unusual but effective method of helping rather than dealing with its homeless.
As TBS Ed-in-Chief Paul B faces being homeless, if only temporarily in a “first-world-problem” kinda way, TBS covers the issue much more seriously…
Dispelling the clichéd idea of “homelessness”, Rabbi Mendel Kastel warns that your seemingly safe world could become less so in the blink of an eye.