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Financial 24 15.2% Education (e.g. short course, study) 22 14% Employment/Retraining 19 12.1% Settlement Program 8 5.1% Interpreter services 5 3.1% Taxation help 4 2.5% Social security advice 3 1.9% Other 9 5.7% Reasons for Seeking Emergency Relief Table 40: Reason for Seeking Emergency Relief in the last 12 months Proportion of Survey Respondents No. 2014 2010 Difficulty paying housing costs 89 56.6% 25.8% Debt repayments 32 20.3% 11.2% Interruption to Centrelink payment 21 13.3% 4.6% Cost of travel/transport 20 12.7% 19.6% Medical costs 20 12.7% 21.2% Family Violence 15 9.5% 1.2% Loss & Grief 8 5.1% 5% Gambling losses 6 3.8% 1.2% Alcohol and drug costs 6 3.8% 2.3% Other* 25 15.9% NA All responses 157 * Other included: “Food” (n=6), “Newly arrived or asylum seeker” (n=6), “Bills” (n=6), “Homelessness” (n=2), “Needing furniture” (n=1), “Carer” (n=1), “Legal services” (n=1), “Lack of employment” (n=1), “Limited income” (n=1), 48