Older women are the fastest-growing cohort of homeless people in Australia today. And for many, it's an unexpected life shock that tipped them into destitution

Older women are the fastest-growing cohort of homeless people in Australia today. And for many, it’s an unexpected life shock that tipped them into destitution

Rhiannon*, 68, lost her job and hit rock-bottom as a result of advanced glaucoma. She used to be on first-name terms with TV hosts Michael Parkinson and Mike Walsh, and with the superstars – Dusty, Elton, Billy, Twiggy and Ringo – who thought nothing of jetting halfway round the globe to be interviewed by them…