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Homeless camp pops up at Parliament as Perth mourns deaths of 56 rough sleepers

A homeless tent city has appeared on the doorstep of Parliament to protest the shortage of affordable housing in Western Australia.

About a dozen people slept in tents and mattresses at Solidarity Park on Tuesday night, flanked by two banners with the words “housing crisis, humanitarian crisis”.

  • Marta Pascual Juanola
  • WAtoday

Volunteers helped the rough sleepers with warm drinks, food, and clothing.

It comes six months after homeless people camped at Pioneer Park in Fremantle as the state’s housing crisis reached breaking point, and just hours after mourners gathered at the steps of Parliament to honour Noongar mother-of-six Alana Garlett, who…

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