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Stayhome?: The impact of Covid-19 on unaccompanied homeless children in Tasmania


Robinson, C, Stayhome?: The impact of Covid-19 on unaccompanied homeless children in Tasmania, Parity, 33, (10) pp. 87-89. ISSN 1032-6170 (2020) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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On 19 March 2020, the Tasmanian Government declared a Public Health Emergency, and subsequently a State of Emergency, in response to the global spread of the Covid-19 virus. This State of Emergency included travel restrictions, mandatory quarantine periods, and broad public health measures that enforced social distancing and required people to stay at home, except for activities deemed essential. Nationally, the directive to '#StayHome' became a media trend, with the hashtag even displayed by Australia's major telecommunications company in place of its own network name (Telstra) from March to June 2020. In the housing and homelessness sectors, the economic impact of restrictions and the social impact of stay-at-home requirements triggered rapid advocacy on mortgage and rent stabilisations, proactive accommodation of rough sleepers in some Australian states, and, where possible, the fast-forwarding of social housing investment.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:unaccompanied homeless children, COVID-19, public health
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Homelessness and housing services
UTAS Author:Robinson, C (Associate Professor Catherine Robinson)
ID Code:149613
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-04-05
Last Modified:2022-04-22

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