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People walk outside a shopping arcade in the central business... News PhotoAustralia,Business,City,District,Downtown District,Homelessness,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Moving Past,New South Wales,People,Shopping,Social Issues,Street,Sydney,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople walk outside a shopping arcade in the central business district of Sydney on June 5, 2013. Homelessness in Australia has surged 17 percent since 2006 mainly due to a spike in migrant numbers, though fewer people are sleeping rough on the streets, a report found. The National Affordable Housing Agreement report, prepared by the government's COAG Reform Council, found that overall housing security had declined from 2006 to 2011. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)