Homelessness in the News – Week Beginning 30th Jan 2017

Brotherhood Library Staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week 

Friday 3rd February

Daily Telegraph – Lawyer says Vic homeless ban won’t work

Thursday 2nd February

The Age – Plan to ban homeless people from camping in the city

The Australian – Cops and protesters clash over Melbourne homeless camp

The Australian – Melbourne homeless protests at Flinders St cloud real social issue

Wednesday 1st February

 ABC News – Flinders Street homeless: Violent confrontations as police clear rough sleepers in Melbourne

The Age – Chaos rules as police clash with protesters at Flinders Street homeless camp

The Guardian – Police move in on homeless people and supporters at Melbourne camp

Kids News (HeraldSun) – Melbourne’s Flinders St homeless to be moved

Tuesday 31st January

ABC News – Flinders Street homeless: Violent confrontations as police clear rough sleepers in Melbourne

The Age – Take ‘pathway’ out of homelessness, Flinders Street rough sleepers urged

The Australian – Police close Melbourne homeless camp at Flinders Street Station

The Guardian – Police move in on homeless people and supporters at Melbourne camp

Herald Sun – Homelessness crisis: D-Day at Flinders Street Station camp

Nine News – Five arrested and police injured during shut-down of Flinders Street homeless camp

Swinburne News – Short term funding restricts support for homeless Indigenous Australians

Yahoo 7 News – Arrest as cops move in on Flinders St camp

Monday 30th January (incorporating weekend coverage)

Herald Sun – State Government to announce $10 million package to clear Flinders St homeless camp

News.com.au – Victorian government funds new plan to help Flinders St Station homeless camp

Sydney Morning Herald – Tough love in new rough sleeping strategy for Melbourne’s CBD

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