Homelessness in Australia


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This work by Year 10 students looks at the appauling situation of homelessness in a wealthy country like Australia!

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Homelessness in Australia

  1. 1. Homeless By Jordan, Melissa, Michelle and Kate
  2. 2. Homeless Australians vs. Mississippi Burning <ul><li>In the movie, Mississippi Burning,there was a noticeable racial divide between the white and coloured races, in Australia the homeless and well off people are divided just the same as the races are in Mississippi Burning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dealing with the Issue <ul><li>The Australian State and Territory Governments have a social policy and welfare framework. This is to assist in housing needs for the homeless and people who are at risk of homelessness. </li></ul><ul><li>The Australian Housing Assistance Unit works with many communities to collect data on housing assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also another government organisation, SAAP(supported accommodation assistance program) which helps by providing accommodation and related support services. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Catholic Church on Homelessness <ul><li>‘ Give to him who begs from you, do not refuse him who would borrow from you’ -Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>The Catholic Church teaches its followers to help out people in need like feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic Church groups eg. St Vincent De Paul do lots of great work in aiding the poor and homeless by providing shelter, clothing and food. </li></ul>
  5. 5. School commitment <ul><li>Our school provides support for homeless people by aiding many charity groups and donating much needed funds. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to support and donate to these organisations. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are taught in class and as a whole school about these issues to give students more insight into what is happening around them. They are also taught not to judge but to help as every bit of help makes a difference. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Personal Opinion <ul><li>Homelessness is an issue which is faced all around the world. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to a good life. </li></ul><ul><li>We feel as individuals we can make a difference by supporting those who support others. We hope that other people can do the same in order to give people a better chance at life. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Can You Do???? <ul><li>1. Never give cash to a homeless person </li></ul><ul><li>2. Talk to the person with respect. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Recognize that homeless people (and their problems) are not all the same. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Share God's love whenever you can. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Pray for the homeless. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Take precautions for your own safety. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Encourage the homeless to get help through your local Mission. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Support your local Mission. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>‘ All the love in the world is not enough to live on, so help those who have nothing but love left.’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/CONTENT/whatisnew/win_01_06_00.html </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic mission, http://www.catholicmission.org.au/wmd/wmd_k-6.asp </li></ul><ul><li>St Vincent De Paul Society, http://www.vinnies.org.au/content.cfm?table=content_listitems&parentid=2&id=2524 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Experiences </li></ul>