14 February 2017
Recent coverage of the ‘shame’ of Melbourne’s homelessness focuses attention on the wrong end of the problem. Vilifying people sleeping rough does not help them, splashing the faces of people in crisis in the paper only further stigmatises and isolates them, and fuels public fear and resentment. The real 'shame' is the lack of policy and other action by all levels of government and our community to address the real issue - the shortage of affordable permanent housing.
This issue was reported on by CRA in January. Click here to read the full article.