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News

'It Was So Fast': CEO Shares Story Of Becoming Homeless At 12 Years Old

1 min read

An Australian chief executive has told her shocking story of homelessness in a bid to to raise awareness of the growing problem across the country.

Antonio Matimbe

Antonio Matimbe

While Rich Countries Do Nothing, Those Who Lose Everything Barely Understand Why

4 min read

I am Mozambican and an aid agency communicator, and responding to Cyclone Idai is just the latest humanitarian crisis I have been involved in -- Mozambique has a history of being affected by huge storms.

Politics

Politics

Kids In Poverty Are Bullied More And Have Fewer Friends, Report Finds

4 min read

Children living in poverty are more likely to be bullied at school or lack good relationships with friends.

Simon Bradshaw

Simon Bradshaw

Our Reliance On Coal Is Entrenching Poverty Around The World

4 min read

Make no mistake -- the decisions we make today will profoundly impact the lives of communities here and abroad far into the future.

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Going Hungry For A Degree: Meet The 20-Year-Old Who Survives On Pasta And Potatoes

3 min read

"I have a bunch of hacks that help me get fed here at university" -- for Gaby this includes a largely carbohydrate diet and hunting for free food in order to pay rent.

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

My Name Is Tjae And I Go To School Hungry

4 min read

At 13 years of age, Tjae knows what it's like to start and end the day hungry.

Politics

Politics

Boosting 'Embarassment' Welfare Payments Would Help Economy

3 min read

Newstart payments haven't increased in 24 years.

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.

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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

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"

Politics

Politics

Top Earners Get As Much In Two Weeks As Poorest Do In A Year

4 min read

"It’s a struggle to do even the most basic things"

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.'

Politics

Politics

Newstart Recipients On Just $17 A Day After Housing Costs, Salvos Say

4 min read

Salvation Army warns of "devastating hardship" faced by many on welfare payments.