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Jane Caro

Jane Caro

Sorry, ScoMo, But Cashless Welfare Cards Are A Slap In The Face

6 min read

When I first heard about the Federal government's plans to roll out the cashless welfare card, my blood ran cold.

Tech

Tech

'Concerning' Phone App To Report Beggars And Homeless Launched In Darwin

5 min read

An 'anti-social behaviour' app where citizens drop a GPS pin to report homelessness, begging or public drunkenness is a "concern" for legal advocates who fear it may further marginalise poor or Indigenous people in the NT.

National

National

Woman Left Homeless But Her Cats Get Emergency Accommodation

3 min read

A women's housing provider has slammed the "shitty" funding model that saw a domestic violence survivor's cats given secure safe accommodation while she was forced to sleep on the streets due to a lack of options.

World

World

Town Plays 'Baby Shark' On Loop To Drive Out Homeless

2 min read

Officials in West Palm Beach have a new way to keep homeless people from laying around the city's Lake Pavilion: "Baby Shark."

Views

Views

The Problem With Linking Crime To Being Homeless

5 min read

The news of Courtney Herron’s death has shocked Melburnians. While full details are yet to emerge, both she and the man charged with murdering her have been widely reported as being homeless.

National

National

Courtney. Natalina. Aiia. Eurydice. What Is Happening In Melbourne?

5 min read

Sunday marked the fourth time in less than 12 months a woman's body was found in a public space in Melbourne.

Crime

Crime

More Social Housing Would Protect Women From Violence, Experts Plead

3 min read

Homeless women are more vulnerable to violence, experts say, as they plead for more social housing in the wake of another woman's death in Melbourne.

National

National

Housing Crisis: Young People Pushing Older Women Into Homelessness

3 min read

The housing affordability crisis is plaguing more than Australia's youth.

News

News

Homeless Man's Beloved Pet Rat 'Lucy' Has Been Stolen

2 min read

Pet owner and homeless man Chris is grieving the loss of his cherished pet rat 'Lucy' who was stolen from her Sydney home on Saturday afternoon.

Features

Features

Homeless Christchurch Man Spreads A Message Of Peace

1 min read

Shay Kenny is giving everything he can to spread love following the terror attack on his home town of Christchurch.

National

National

Homeless Teens Left Hungry Due To 'Emergency Relief' Cuts

2 min read

With emergency relief funding for Brisbane Youth Services being cut after this year, the city's young homeless population may go hungrier than ever.

Good News

Good News

Watch: A Beautiful Moment Between A Homeless Man And A Non-Verbal Little Girl

1 min read

A sweet moment shared between a young South Carolina girl and a homeless man has captured the hearts of millions.

Victoria

Victoria

Public Housing Wait List Is 82,500 And Growing By 500 Each Month

4 min read

When he was homeless, Shane felt so isolated from society he was more comfortable talking to dogs than their human owners.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

How Lazy Does A Dole Bludger Have To Be For Us To Starve Them?

4 min read

Language is a funny thing, isn’t it?

Good News

Good News

Man Who Was Homeless Becomes London's 'Happiest Bus Driver'

4 min read

Patrick Lawson had hit rock bottom.

Bethany Edwards

Bethany Edwards

For A Homeless Woman, A Bra Is A Lifeline

5 min read

In 2016 Jane Holmes was shopping at a Gold Coast mall, when a chance encounter with a 13-year-old girl changed her life forever.

TV

TV

'Sesame Street' Has Introduced A Homeless Muppet

1 min read

'Sesame Street' has never shied away from teaching kids about social issues in its nearly 50 year history on TV.

National

National

The Public Housing Jobs Plan That Could Hurt The Vulnerable

3 min read

A program aimed at incentivising people in or applying for public housing to get a job could leave those who desperately rely on the system in the dark. 

National

National

Our Cashless Society Is Hitting The Homeless Hard ​

5 min read

A cashless society sounds seamless and shiny. But as use of physical money continues to fall, where does this leave the homeless who depend on coin donations?

National

National

How Sneaky Cities Use Hostile Architecture To Hurt The Homeless

3 min read

Spiked floors, narrow benches, late-night sprinklers and harsh lighting -- it's called hostile architecture, and it's targeting vulnerable homeless people worldwide.

World

World

City Pays Homeless $15 An Hour To Clean Up Rubbish

1 min read

The Californian city of San Jose has found a new way to help its homeless AND clean public spaces.

National

National

'Easier Being In Jail': The Homelessness Problem For Prison Inmates

4 min read

Michael has been in and out of prison a dozen times. He often felt he was better off just staying on the inside.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

Why So Many Women Who Leave Prison End Up Back There

8 min read

Picture this: You’ve been away from home for a year but have been suddenly forced to return.

World

World

Workers Suspended For Dumping Hot Water On Homeless Man

1 min read

Two employees at a Dunkin' Donuts shop in New York have been suspended after one dumped water on a homeless man who had nodded off as his mobile phone was charging.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

My Friendship With A Heroin User Showed Me Just How Judgemental I Was

4 min read

On Wednesday, readers of the Herald Sun were confronted with a cover image of two men injecting heroin into their arms in the corner of a CBD parking lot.

World

World

Man Mocked Online For Shaving On Train Urges People Not To Judge

1 min read

"My life is all screwed up. That's the reason I was shaving on the train."

Views

Views

Why You Shouldn’t Offer To Buy Food For The Homeless In Lieu Of Change

5 min read

While riding the tram into the city on a recent Saturday night, I overheard a passionate conversation.

World

World

Officials Search Home, Seize BMW Of Couple Who Raised $400K For Homeless Vet

2 min read

A criminal investigation has been opened.

World

World

Money Raised By Couple For Homeless Good Samaritan Is 'Gone'

2 min read

It comes after a judge ordered the couple to hand over all remaining money to the Marine Corps veteran last week.

Views

Views

It's Time To Declare Homelessness A State Of Emergency

4 min read

The homelessness crisis in NSW has reached epidemic levels, and I’ve asked the Premier to treat it as a state emergency.

National

National

Homelessness Is More Than Just Straight White People

5 min read

LGBT, Aboriginal and migrant communities face huge homelessness issues.

National

National

The One Question You Should Be Asking The Homeless

3 min read

Stop feeling powerless. You have more agency than you think.

National

National

The Shocking Ways Homeless Women Deal With Their Period

4 min read

Instead of a tampon, imagine using paper towels -- or socks, toilet paper, leaves, or bark -- when you're bleeding from your vagina.

National

National

Youth Homeless Services Struggling Under Demand, Funding Shortages

4 min read

"We’re like a merry-go-round. Kids keep going round and round, with no way off or way out"

National

National

There Are Almost 30,000 Employed And Homeless Australians

3 min read

Employed but homeless, thousands of Australians stuck in a 'crazy cycle'.

News

News

A Sixth Of Australia's Young People Have Been Homeless

4 min read

Even the Bureau of Statistics says it's hard to measure youth homelessness.

Good News

Good News

Sports Stars To Shiver At SCG For Youth Homelessness

3 min read

"In a society like ours, it's unacceptable so many don't have a home"

Politics

Politics

Politicians 'Asleep At The Wheel': A Plea For Affordable Housing

4 min read

"You go to any BBQ or pub, this is what people are talking about and looking to government for action on."

Views

Views

Our Attitude To The Homeless Is The Reason Their Numbers Are Rising

4 min read

The inaction of those in power thrives on our apathy.

News

News

The Shocking Extent of Youth Homelessness Revealed

3 min read

Nearly a quarter of Australia's homeless people are under the age of 25.

Politics

Politics

People On Centrelink Can Afford Literally Zero Percent Of Rental Properties In Australia

5 min read

'This is now our most critical social infrastructure crisis.'