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Saturday, 22 October 2016

QUOTE BY THE HOMELESS PERSONS UNION



"The occupation of residential properties in Bendigo St Collingwood, compulsorily acquired from the defunct East-West link, is a direct action undertaken to raise awareness of, and draw attention to the mismanagement, corporatisation and destruction of publicly owned assets during a housing and humanitarian crisis.

The occupation began on the 28th of March 2016, and one of its primary demands has been for Minister Foley to personally meet with those directly impacted by the state government's failure to manage housing resources to avoid the unnecessary suffering of a homeless experience.

In the seven months since the beginning of the Direct Action, the Minister has refused any and all invitations extended by the Homeless Persons Union and allied activists to enter into a dialogue"



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