Homelessness In Australia Persuasive Essay

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“If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world. If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change you are amount the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger or battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture, or the horrible pangs of starvation, you are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering. If you can read this you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read it at all.” On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless. There are currently 105,237 people who are homeless in Australia. The rate of homelessness is 49 out of every 10,000 people. 56% of males and 44% of females, who are they? (http://www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au/index.php/about-homelessness/homeless-statistics)…show more content…
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.”- Mother Theresa. Poverty is a pronounced deprivation of well-being or the inability to satisfy one’s basic needs, this is a direct path into homelessness. 2.55 million People in Australia were living below the poverty line in 2012. On any given night in Australia more than 105,000 people experience homelessness. Poverty forces people into unsafe situations, rough sleeping conditions, staying somewhere which is unsafe, and engages people with ‘dangerous’ behaviours. We can all help out by encouraging governments to implement policies and strategies that reduce social inequality. Ensure people have a sufficient income. Stop the cycle of

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