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David MacKenzie

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Swinburne University of Technology
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Research report

28 Apr 2017

This AHURI Inquiry into the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness in Australia provides the first comprehensive examination and assessment of the funding of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHSs) and other services assisting those experiencing homelessness.

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Research report

14 Feb 2017

This report forms part of an AHURI Inquiry into the funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness. It provides evidence from case studies of homelessness services into how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding...

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Audio interview

29 Apr 2016

A new study has found that youth homelessness is costing the health and justice systems more than $600 million a year. The study was done over four years and followed more than four hundred young homeless people during that time.

One of the report authors, Associate Professor David...

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Research report

28 Apr 2016

Youth Homelessness remains a significant social issue in Australia. When young people are forced to leave home early, they find it very difficult to gain sufficient income to live independently. Family support is crucial for young people during the transition to an independent adulthood and a...

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Commentary

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28 Apr 2016

This article argues that the Australian government needs to adopt a more sophisticated approach to addressing social problems such as homelessness, by investing in early intervention programs and more supportive social housing services.

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Research report

01 Apr 2016

Trauma in one’s lifetime is virtually universal in homeless populations. Research on the background of homeless young people suggests that their lives are often characterised by family dysfunction, abuse, maltreatment and neglect, overcrowding in the family home and personal turmoil preceding...

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Research report

01 Apr 2015

Homeless young people are one of the most vulnerable populations in society. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of studies in the psychological literature detailing the links between homeless youth and a myriad of negative outcomes including poor physical and psychological health, substance...

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Research report

17 Feb 2015

Overview: This is the first national Australian longitudinal study investigating the economic, personal and social costs of youth homelessness over time across a broad range of locations.

Too many young Australians are without any form of safe and secure accommodation. It...

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Research report

15 Dec 2013

Preface

Youthworx is a successful model of a practical, community-based, cross-sector response to the problem of youth marginalisation and social exclusion. It combines professional expertise, networks and material resources across social service delivery agencies (...

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Research report

01 Sep 2012

The impact homelessness has on the lives of young people has been the subject of a number of studies in Australia. Perhaps the best known is the Project i study, which was based on a longitudinal survey covering the health and social circumstances of young people experiencing homelessness in...

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