Family of 15 are being evicted from their home by Department of Housing | The Stringer

Family of 15 are being evicted from their home by Department of Housing

by Gerry Georgatos

November 29th, 2013

Image – http://www.abc.net.au

In Western Australia, the high drama of families being tossed on to the streets continues because of the controversial three-strikes-behaviour management policy –  another large family about to be evicted. Recently, a family of eleven were evicted from their home of more than five years. This time it is a family of fifteen.

In both instances there are young children; infants and toddlers. The hard line three-strikes rule introduced only 18 months ago has seen a huge rise in evictions – more than double. Aboriginal families are disproportionately hit, but everyone, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, is suffering, and with a significant proportion of those evicted finishing up homeless.

Western Australia has one of the nation’s highest homelessness rates, and it is rising. Western Australia has the nation’s highest eviction rate – WA is fast becoming known as the nation’s backwater. It is the wealthiest jurisdiction in the nation, reaping wealth from a mining boom and the State has the world’s highest median wages but yet of all the nation’s States and Territories, WA appears harshest on the poor, troubled and marginalised.

via Family of 15 are being evicted from their home by Department of Housing | The Stringer.

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