Charity calls for 'vacancy tax' on empty houses in Victoria to improve affordability

Launch Housing’s South Melbourne service was working with a motel “full of families and kids” who had escaped family violence.
“None of those kids are in school. We’re working to get them into local schools — we’ve got volunteers who work to try and help them catch up with their schoolwork,” he said.
“But the social harm that’s caused by not being able to house families quickly is immense.

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