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The housing minister, Julie Collins, says she is in discussions about better homeless deaths data collection with the states and territories.
The federal housing minister, Julie Collins, has described hundreds of premature homelessness deaths as “completely unacceptable” amid a sector-wide push for the establishment of a reporting scheme to shine a light on the crisis. Guardian Australia this week published the findings of a 12-month investigation of 627 homelessness deaths, finding a three-decade life expectancy gap and an average age of death of 44, and widespread systemic failings across the housing, health and justice systems.