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The Council to Homeless Persons said seven things in the Federal Budget will create more homelessness. [Full Text]

UNSW said the Australian Homelessness Monitor is designed to reveal the extent of homelessness and influence government action to solve the problem. [Full Text]

Staff from UNSW and the University of Queensland said Census statistics showed a 14% increase in overall homelessness in Australia since 2011. [Full Text]

AHURI released an overview of housing, homelessness and urban measures in the Federal Budget. [Full Text]

AHURI said its research identified that when housing costs get too high, families make choices such as moving to lower quality or shared housing, or reducing spending on food, clothing and health care. [Full Text]