Figures show how desperate it is with emergency housing with the Government budgeting two million bucks for 1400 people to live in motels for the last three months of last year. Yeah well, they ended up spending just on eight million for almost nine thousand needy people.
Many of them are hardly ideal tenants though having been blacklisted in the private sector, evicted from state houses, have criminal records and are violent to their families.
And that’s the conundrum, when does the state stop taking responsibility for them?
That’s a question that no one seems to have, or is game enough to have, an answer to.
We now have the perverse incentive that the worse you behave, the more money you get from taxpayers for your accommodation.