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Council slammed over homeless law 

Council slammed over homeless law 

By Khiara Elliott At the February 7 Future Melbourne Committee meeting, the City of Melbourne voted to potentially expand the definition of camping for rough sleepers in the CBD. Currently, it is only illegal to camp in a public place if structures such as tents are used. Under the proposed amendment, local law enforcement officers

What can we do about homelessness? ….

This is a complex issue. This article is meant to provide an overview.   As residents of Melbourne’s CBD we do not want to see people sleeping rough and begging as shown in the photo taken in Collins St late in the afternoon. Not 10 metres away was a regular beggar who takes up the

Many more rough sleepers

The 2016 StreetCount has found nearly twice as many rough sleepers in inner-Melbourne than two years ago. In 2014, a small army of volunteers recorded 142 people sleeping rough at this time of the year.  On June 7 this year, the exercise was repeated and 247 people were found. The City of Melbourne won’t say

Helping the homeless

By Sean Car Our homeless received a boost on June 16 as the redeveloped Youth Projects Living Room on Hosier Lane was officially reopened for service. In what has become an inner-city sanctuary for Melbourne’s homeless community over the past 15 years, the facility has been given a badly-needed face-lift in an effort to accommodate

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