After all the efforts that have been made in the past forty years, there are still 105,000 homeless Australians in 2008. One wonders what the situation would be like if nothing was done at all. One also wonders what the situation would be if only a little more were done.

And so the question remains: Why does homelessness exist in Australia? More to the point, why is it permitted?

The Power of Perception: Debating Homelessness in Australia 1970-2008 is an Honours Year research paper written by Bill.

He wrote the paper in 2008 as part of his Arts Honours Degree at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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