art Rudd   homeless 620x349 300x168 Shared political will is crucial to halve homelessness Back in 2008, when newly minted prime minister Kevin Rudd announced Labor’s goals for halving homelessness and providing all rough sleepers with access to accommodation by 2020, there was no shortage of cynics ready to pour scorn on the idea.

For those of us in the sector, however, this unprecedented commitment to tackling homelessness was a watershed. No other government has invested so much funding and expended so much political capital towards this cause.

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