Occupy Sydney get Public support to help Sydney Homeless because Government do not.
June 27, 2013 § 1 Comment
Occupy Sydney have recently launched a 24 hour seven day Homeless Food and Resource Centre as a major activity of the 600 plus day old Occupy Sydney Occupation Protest in Martin Place, Australia’s Wall Street. The Resource Centre has been busy since its inception as word filters out to the Sydney Homeless Community.Operating totally without funding from businesses or government departments, the Occupy Sydney Homeless Resource Centre have distributed 100s of meals snacks and hot drinks daily as well as keeping pace with the steady demand for more blankets clothes and shoes for our Homeless Community struggling to cope with extreme costs of daily living and the burden of Marginalised people monetising Job Network Agencies hell bent of using unemployed people as tokens to share around their Training side partners- while in some cases providing consulting services to businesses of
The Queens birthday weekend was particularly hectic as again the poverty industry flush with additional funding from the 2013 Federal budget took the luxury of holidays unfortunately the homeless never have.
To the surprise of no-one at the Occupy Sydney occupation the Poverty sector and its attendant government counterparts have admitted that there is a rise in Homelessness in Australia.
Their statement according to this article though , must relate to a parrallel universe City of Sydney. It may have something to do however with their flawed “Homeless Count methodology, an amusingly unscientific process by which they count Homeless “Rough Sleepers” over a three hour period from we understand between 11pm and 2am or thereabouts and count only those sleeping in public space.
Most of Sydneys elderly long term homeless sleep by day when it is warm and ride trains or buses at night when it is cold.There is a widely held view that sleeping in the Day is safer.There are several compelling reasons. Younger homeless people too tend to be more active by night and relaxed by day.
With 1128 Homeless rough sleepers counted on the recent Sydney Homeless 24 hour rough sleeper poll of the City of Sydney area,there is a marked discrepancy with the official figures showing an unbelievably low 269 rough sleepers at about the same time.