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Homeless epidemic divides the city

Homeless epidemic divides the city

By Khiara Elliott Homeless camps around the CBD are drawing national attention and people are divided on what to do about them. One of the larger camps outside of Flinders St Station has sparked a number of complaints from the public as well as residents and retailers around the area. It’s been reported that the

More consolidation proposed

Police presence in the CBD’s west looks set to grow, with the State Government considering a plan for a new Victoria Police Centre on Spencer St. The proposed building at 311 Spencer St would neighbour the existing City West Police Complex at 313 Spencer St. The proposal, from Australia Post and CBUS Property was put

More consolidation proposed

Police presence in the CBD’s west looks set to grow, with the State Government considering a plan for a new Victoria Police Centre on Spencer St. The proposed building at 311 Spencer St would neighbour the existing City West Police Complex at 313 Spencer St. The proposal, from Australia Post and CBUS Property was put

‘CBD News’ goes on the beat

By Eva Garnes On a Friday night in December, CBD News joined Victoria Police as they patrolled the streets of the CBD. Every weekend the force’s Safe Streets initiative adds to the safety of those out enjoying themselves and, after witnessing what happens on the streets after dark, I can verify that the police have

Please bother us

CBD police want to be bothered by locals who may have noticed any suspicious behaviour or annoying or dangerous incidents. Sen Sgt Adam Tanner said people probably felt that they shouldn’t bother police with their minor concerns. “But, actually, we’d love to hear from them,” he said.  “It’s only by piecing together the multiple bits

Local police campaigns continue

CBD police are continuing current campaigns during September. Acting Snr-Sgt Lisa Prentice-Evans, of Melbourne East Police Station, said Operation Minta would continue through September in an attempt to wind back illegal street begging. “The Salvos, the council and Justice Connect Homeless Law have been fantastic,” she said. Acting Snr-Sgt Prentice-Evans said police had been working with

City car parks are a criminal’s smorgasbord

According to CBD police, some criminals are making a career of stealing from apartment complex car parks. Acting Sen Sgt Giovanni Travagliri told CBD News that theft from car parks was a constant problem. He said police last month conducted a campaign called Operation Multi and succeeded in arresting and charging a recidivist offender with

The CBD was a war zone

We often complain about unruly behaviour in the CBD but history tells us of a truly scary period in 1923 when Victoria Police went on strike. A display of numbered armbands on the wall of the City Gallery at Melbourne Town Hall look benign enough. But the story they represent is terrifying.   Similar armbands were

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