Thursday, May 22, 2008

Homelessness in Australia

By GR Klein

Following visits to homeless shelters late last year Prime Minister Rudd said that, "Homelessness is a national obscenity (in Australia). We can do better, we must do better. Put simply, our homelessness policies aren't sufficient to deal with the scale of the problem."

It is interesting to note that men make up about 60% of all homeless people in Australia and this is another example of the manner in which men are disadvantaged in society.

This reflects the fact that men are overrepresented at the top of society (leaders, CEO's) and at the bottom of society (prisoners 94% ) while women largely occupy the middle ground.

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