That made me laugh. Most of the crossword people don't spend that much time here and probably haven't even seen this.
On a more serious note the Department of Human Services stepped in very quickly and gave him money to go shopping for clothes and toiletries and so on. All he had left was what he was wearing.
A Go Fund Me page has been started for him. They hope to raise enough to get a caravan or a small kit home type of thing to put on his block. Where he lives isn't actually in the town, it's in the bush up in the hills behind the town, and it was very basic. I think he'll be happy with just something to live in as long as he can get back out there.
There are hardship grants available from DHS but I have no idea how much they give.