Help for home­less as pol­lies waste funds

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

I AM dis­gusted at the treat­ment by our state and fed­eral politi­cians of our home­less peo­ple.

While we have hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple sleep­ing rough out in the cold, hun­gry, sub­ject to ha­rass­ment by gut­less cow­ards, we have Julie Bishop swan­ning around the world, giv­ing hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars to coun­tries that hate us and want to de­stroy our way of life.

All whilst we have a debt of $550 bil­lion.

This week I came into con­tact with one of th­ese home­less peo­ple.

He is about 18 years old. Sleeps in the lo­cal park. No money to buy food, sur­vives on scraps of food, has not been able to ac­cess Cen­tre­link due to in­suf­fi­cient doc­u­men­ta­tion.

Now, thanks to Hart 4000, they have sent away an ap­pli­ca­tion for a birth cer­tifi­cate, and paid for it.

Hope­fully then, he can get some money for food and find shel­ter, and then get back on the tread­mill of life.

I can­not un­der­stand why our state and fed­eral gov­ern­ments do not have a one-stop de­part­ment to help th­ese home­less peo­ple, to get doc­u­men­ta­tion, Cen­tre­link pay­ments, shel­ter, and a job.

— PETER KNOWLES Meri­dan Plains

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