Mr Rudd has asked all ALP parliamentarians to visit a homeless shelter. I approve.
They will find that there are not enough beds for homeless people. They will also find that the answer does not lie in more beds as such.
Many homeless people have multiple problems. They need crisis accommodation. They then need transitional accommodation. After that, they need longer term accommodation.
Through this, they need a variety of support.
There will always be people who cannot be helped. But there are many more who can be.