Vic­to­ria to spend AU$45 mil­lion to tackle home­less­ness

Fiji Sun - - Aust/nz News -

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.

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