Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren says a new report shows that thousands of young WA children will be amongst the worst affected if sorely needed Federal funds for homelessness services are cut.
“Christmas is a time when we think about making children happy. But this Christmas there are thousands of young children in WA for whom the future looks grim,” Ms MacLaren said.
“The report by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the delivery of specialist homelessness services shows that in 2013-2014, more than 5,000 WA children aged up to 14 years old accessed specialist homelessness services in WA. The majority of these children – just under 4,000 of them – were less than 10 years old. Read more »