‘Unprecedented’: domestic violence shelters reach capacity amid Queensland housing crisis

added strain on the sector has created a bottleneck , with shelters having to place some women in hotels or refuges far from their support networks.Sign

Study shows workers forced to commute huge distances, live in overcrowded housing or suffer rental or mortgage stressFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThere is no longer a single local government area across metropolitan Sydney or Melbourne where houses are affordable for early career essential workers, with a growing number of police commuting huge distances and nurses living in cramped share homes.Essential workers are being forced to move further away from their inner city jobs due to ballooning rents and housing costs. Experts are warning that longer commutes are exacerbating stress and fatigue in industries where levels of both are already high.Sign

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