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Monday, 23 January 2017

HOMELESSNESS IS NOT A CRIME - PETITION



























'HOMELESS PERSONS UNION' IN MELBOURNE PROTESTING THE PROPOSED BY-LAWS.

Please take the time to sign this petition protesting the introduction of by-laws which would make it illegal for homeless persons to sleep in public spaces in the CBD.!!!

https://www.change.org/p/melbourne-city-council-public-space-for-all-melbournians-against-the-criminalisation-of-homelessness?recruiter=34259461&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg

This is an attack on the civil liberties of homeless people and should be resisted quickly and robustly.

If we turn a blind eye - the systemic abuse of vulnerable people gets worse...

Do we really want to follow the example of cities in the US that have switched off the water supply in public fountains denying homeless people running water as a deterrent?

Or erect spikes on park benches as has been done in the UK?

Do we want to follow the example of Houston Texas by making it illegal (  to follow one's conscience basically ) to bring food and comfort to homeless people without permission? 

Are the by-laws proposed by Melbourne City Council even lawful under the Human Rights Charter?
Can someone shed light on this question for us?
Email Friends of Public Housing Vic- housing.humanrights@gmail.com
Thank-you.

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Two Extracts from the article linked below on Houston Texas.
'The ordinance requires applicants to fill out a form and seek permission to feed someone while on someone else’s private property. If you would like to feed someone in a public park you must fill out another form.'

'In late November, ABC13 reported that activists delivered 75,000 signed petitions to City Hall calling for the repeal of the ordinance.'  WELL DONE PEOPLE OF HOUSTON!

I wonder how many people realise just how bad the epidemic of homelessness can become? When you look at other countries, maybe we ain't seen nothing yet in Australia...

Please help us by joining the campaign for a strong and well managed Public Housing sector- and an end to homelessness.

Sources

U.S. Cities Criminalize Homelessness, Violate Human Rights Agreements.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/20/anti-homeless-spikes-london-bed_n_7831008.html

http://theantimedia.org/houston-police-throw-away-food-homeless/



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