An ongoing, recurring and avoidable national disgrace….

Children are among the highest users of a government-funded program for the homeless, a report says.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report shows of the almost 160,000 people who accessed government-funded accommodation last year, 43 per cent were children.

The Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) is a shared responsibility of the Commonwealth and the states.

Link: 68,000 children accessing homeless program, AIHW says.

[ABC News: Breaking Stories]

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