There's much fear around. I'm generally concerned that the sky may fall in. I'm personally troubled that my super fund is going south. I'm particularly appalled by a recent report that 43 per cent of young people who became homeless in Australia before the age of 18 were formerly in the care of the state.
Even when a young person settles down and starts to rebuild relationships, there's nowhere for them to go after care that can get them out of the circle of disadvantage they are in. Imagine the chances of a young person who has been in care trying to get rental accommodation on the real market. No bank balance, few references, poor education and employment history, and there is no rental accommodation available in the first place. No chance. - John Honner, Eureka Street (click below for full article)