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Interviewing several men sleeping rough on the streets of Perth, Marcus Tudehope discovers overwhelming support for a harm reduction approach to homelessness, while dispelling the myth that making life easier for rough sleepers would encourage more of them, as critics of the approach fear.

We argue for a sense of global ambition for Australia's regional cities and outer suburban centres, and that the issues that confront smaller cities be brought out of the shadows of the megacity.

A national urban policy must set the strategy for the national urban system--the balancing of small, medium and large cities--and offer a 'global city' future for Australia's regional cities and outer suburban centres.

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