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“Any money that comes into the housing and homelessness system will make a very significant difference”

In advance of today’s NT Budget, Peter McMillan spoke with Adam Steer at ABC Darwin, about what we’d like to see in the Budget for the NT’s housing and homelessness system. NT Shelter is calling for the NT Government to invest in safe, affordable and appropriate short-stay accommodation for Katherine. Upon implementation of the Barkly Regional Deal, Katherine will be the only major urban centre in the NT without such a facility, despite having a homelessness rate that is 31 x the national average. In this interview, Peter explains that the project can be started with a modest amount of funding. He also spoke about the positive impacts of street-based assertive outreach programs.

Listen to their conversation here, and find out more about the need for short-stay accommodation in Katherine, on our website here.


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