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The Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia says it is very concerned about the levels of homelessness in the country among people born overseas.
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show, in 2016, people born overseas who arrived in Australia over the previous five years accounted for 15 per cent of the homeless.
Bureau statistics show the number of migrants living in severely crowded dwellings has doubled in four years and the people arriving from India, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan account for around half the increase.
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