How could it come to this?

Aboriginal Liaison Officer Lisa Fieldhouse with homeless people at the Mirrabooka site. Picture: Tom Rabe
Aboriginal Liaison Officer Lisa Fieldhouse with homeless people at the Mirrabooka site. Picture: Tom Rabe

They need emergency accommodation while they receive medical treatment in Perth, but have been told they could be waiting for up to three years.

The Salvation Army has provided meals and blankets to the people who have been forced to enter private property in search of clean drinking water.

Roy (51) has been camping intermittently in the bushland reserve for more than two years. He is being treated for diabetes and said he is frustrated after being put on the priority-housing waiting list in 2011.

Morley MLA Ian Britza has been liaising with the group and said he will follow up the housing situation through the Department of Housing (Homeswest).

‘I do care for these people and simply wanted to know how they got there’