Image: 'Lanz Priestley at the Martin Place safe space' by Oscar Wills

Statistics show homelessness has been on the rise over the last decade. But mere statistics do not paint the full picture of life sleeping rough around the country.

In Sydney, people like Lanz Priestley have tried to tackle the issue head on by establishing a safe space on Martin Place in the CBD, underneath a city development.

The venture has been met positively by the community, but is it really helping solve the problem?

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