Listen to this ABC Radio National documentary on the WA hardline ‘three strikes and you’re out policy’ by clicking this link. Or read the introduction below.
No-one likes bad neighbours, and West Australia’s hardline three strikes policy to evict troublesome public housing tenants is popular with residents keen to preserve the tranquillity in their streets.Queensland has now embraced its own version of the policy, and there are calls in South Australia for that state to do the same.But in WA there are growing concerns among housing advocates and welfare groups that the hardline approach is having a devastating impact on Indigenous families, forcing many children into homelessness”. From Perth, Andrew O’Connor reports on three women living with the consequences of eviction. Listen to the piece here.