HOMELESSNESS IN AUSTRALIA

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ROUGH SLEEPERS - HOMELESSNESS DOCUMENTARY (2016)

Tonight, as you sleep in your bed, 1 in every 200 Aussies are homeless. This number of people sleeping rough either on the streets, in shelters/crisis centres and by means of couch surfing has seen an astonishing increase in the city of Melbourne over the past couple of years, plunging many people into a devastating cycle they may struggle to break. This 30 minute documentary tells the story of a few of these inspirational Melburnians, as well as exploring what we, as individuals and a society, can do to help those in need.

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Belinda Biffin

Frontyard Youth Services

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MY CAR, MY CASTLE: A HOMELESS ARTIST AND HER HOLDEN.

acqui, a talented homeless artist with a long history of abuse and neglect, has lived in her beloved car, Barney, for the past 11 years. As a single, older woman, she is part of Australia’s fastest rising homeless demographic, a group forced to pay the price of a lifetime of gender discrimination. The Geelong resident, whose work featured in a recent exhibition by disadvantaged artists, fled multiple abusive relationships before becoming homeless. She now lives around rural Victoria in her veteran vehicle, finding reprieve in art when she can, and staying on high alert —she has been raped multiple times, like most of the homeless women she knows. “I never know if am going to wake up or not—whether it be from acid or someone with a lighter,” she explains. “I get followed a lot, so am always looking out, but it can be pretty hard to hide an orange Kingswood.”

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Vice Asia

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REGIONAL HOMELESS: AUSTRALIA'S HIDDEN PROBLEM

People sleeping rough on busy streets make the headlines. But nearly half of Australia’s homeless aren’t in the cities.

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The Feed 
Viceland 2018

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STREET LIFE 2015 - THE DOCUMENTARY

This is a documentary which does not discriminate nor judge the homeless; rather the main reason for this documentary is to shed light on the less fortunate Men and Women that are living daily on Sydney Streets. Some of you might have the same question to put forward to me. "Why did you do this?"


Well, I have a very simple answer for you all. BECAUSE I WANTED TO, but even more than that I have seen these people nearly on a daily basis as I walked past them on the streets of Sydney and one day I decided to meet one of them.

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Rudimental 2015