10 things that Melbourne could do instead of making it illegal to sleep rough

6 April 2017

54 agencies from across homelessness, housing, health and justice services have jointly presented to Melbourne City Council a Proposed Framework for Responding Effectively to Homelessness in the City of Melbourne.

Already, over 2,500 individuals and organisations (a mix of residents, visitors, businesses, people experiencing homelessness and organisations) have given feedback to the City of Melbourne about their proposal to make it illegal to sleep rough. An overwhelming 84 per cent oppose the proposed laws.

As an alternative to these laws, the Proposed Framework for Responding Effectively to Homelessness in the City of Melbourne sets out a suite of evidence-based, practical measures that address the Council’s challenges without enacting punitive and ineffective laws.

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