Monday, May 25, 2009

The impending immigration disaster begins to hit as Aussies start to lose their jobs

Sydney families forced onto the streets as the recession hits

The Daily Telegraph

May 25, 2009 12:01am

  • Jobless families have nowhere to go
  • Charities say situation is dire
  • Many "two pay cheques away" from streets

THEY'RE the nouveau poor - thousands of ordinary families who have lost their jobs and their homes as the recession begins to bite.

Just a year ago they were living middle class lives with good jobs and in comfortable neighbourhoods.

Now, thousands of families in Sydney are jobless and have nowhere to go - and charities say thousands more are just "two pay cheques" away from a similar fate.

St Vincent de Paul has recorded a six-fold increase in homeless families looking for help, the biggest increase in 120 years.

Sydney's western suburbs have been hardest hit, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Dr Andy Marks, a researcher with St Vincent de Paul, said the most terrifying trend was that working families were now being made homeless.

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