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Share, eviction, funding, security, abuse, safety, intimidation, solutions… these were just some of the words that hung on Sarah-Jane McGrath’s clothes-line around her ‘camp’ on the lawn of Byron Shire Council on International Women’s Day, March 8.
The doors are open at St Vincent de Paul Society’s new drop-in centre in Ballina, servicing a population with one of the highest homelessness rates in regional NSW.
Our volunteer services such as the Liberation Larder and the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre are groaning under the weight of extra homelessness since the start of the pandemic. What is the government doing?
Locals have reported that there are increasing numbers of campers at places like Broken Head and Scarrabellotti’s Lookout as isolation and lockdown leaves people with less options of where to set up camp.
Showers and doing a bit of laundry are an unremarkable daily event for most people. But for the homeless the luxury of a warm shower and getting your clothes clean is not such a simple and unremarkable experience.
Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against a Byron Shire resident of...