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REPORTS: WOMEN AND CHILDREN SLEEPING IN CARS

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The ACT Greens are calling for urgent action following reports of women and children having to sleep in their cars.

Housing spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur said it’s because crisis accommodation services just can’t meet demand.

“With the first frosts of winter upon us, the ACT Greens are concerned to receive reports from a number of homelessness services in the territory that suggest crisis accommodation services are unable to meet demand,” she said.

“This includes numerous reports of individuals sleeping in cars, including women and children.”

The Greens are calling on the Government to introduce more early intervention crisis and long-term programs, to help end homelessness.

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