Victoria to spend AU$45 million to tackle homelessness
Melbourne: More than AU$45 million (FJ$ 71.78m) has been promised by Victoria’s state government to help solve the state’s homelessness problem. Victorian housing minister Martin Foley said the funding will include AU$19m (FJ$30.31m) for outreach services and FJ$13m (FJ$20.74m) for an additional 106 units in the state. Saturday’s announcement comes after homelessness reached crisis point in Melbourne during 2017. In September last year, the Melbourne City Council decided against new bylaws that banned rough sleeping in the city centre after months of heated debate.