The Australian accent is one that is iconic and unique. It is easily recognised throughout the world. The twang in our voices, the lack of clarity, and the commonly used phrase “g’day mate” are all attributed to us. However, I recently noticed something odd about myself. I don’t fit those criteria at all.

Homelessness is a far more complicated issue than ‘poverty’ and the associated range of causes need to be understood before they can each be addressed.  It may not be achievable to structure a society so that there is no homelessness, but rather a realistic goal might be to ensure that there are plenty of ways out of homelessness.