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Women, particularly older women, across Australia are finding it more and more difficult to be able to afford to rent a home across all capital cities of Australia.

According to David Wark, CEO of St Vincent de Paul South Australia,  fifty-nine per cent of calls for homelessness services come from women.The rise in numbers is attributed to family breakups, poor superannunation for women and job discrimination in a market oversupplied with well qualified younger people

In New South Wales the St Vincent de Paul Society is calling on the government to introduce legislation to provide more  affordable housing to women struggling with poverty.

 

 

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