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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rudd at the Rudder: measuring the homeless

At last, we have an Australian government who understands justice and equity. Earlier in the week our new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, instructed all Labor MPs to visit a public school and a private school in their electorates to inform the schools about Labor's education policy which includes a computer for every child in Grades 9-12.

Now he has instructed his MPs to undertake a second visit: to visit homeless shelters to report on the extent of the numbers of homeless people being turned away from shelters. During the campaign Rudd had declared that the numbers of homeless people would be halved under Labor. Rudd is concerned that the turn away rates may be in the vicinity of 80-90%. Just not on in a rich and comfortable nation such as Australia, says Rudd.

Looks like good news for the poor, I say!

And for more enlightenment on Rudd at the Rudder, see here.