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Homelessness rising in Australia: study

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Homelessness in Australia has surged 17 percent since 2006 mainly due to a spike in migrant numbers, though fewer people are sleeping rough on the streets, a report found Wednesday. 

People walk past a homeless man in Sydney on March 14, 2013. Homelessness in Australia has surged 17 percent since 2006 mainly due to a spike in migrant numbers, though fewer people are sleeping rough on the streets, a report found Wednesday.

The National Affordable Housing Agreement report, prepared by the government's COAG Reform Council, found that overall housing security had declined from 2006 to 2011.

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