People who are sleeping rough may not be able to access a census form tonight.
The correct recording of Australia’s homeless is vital as census information influences funding allocations and government policy.
Homeless support groups are encouraging those without a fixed place to live to write “NONE” in the place of residency.
Homeless Australia Policy and Research Officer TRAVIS GILBERT says service providers and the Australian Bureau of Statistics are working together to help identify the homeless on census night.
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By Kate Drinkwater – 9/8/2011