Martin Place tents to go

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

NSW po­lice will be given tough new pow­ers al­low­ing them to tear down Sydney’s tent city in Martin Place. Pre­mier Gla­dys Bere­jik­lian said ur­gent leg­is­la­tion was in­tro­duced into the par­lia­ment yes­ter­day and was ex­pected to pass by to­mor­row. The move comes af­ter a plan agreed to by Sydney City Coun­cil and the tent dwellers to va­cate the camp­site fell through. “This is a course of ac­tion I wish I didn’t have to take,” Ms Bere­jik­lian said. The changes give NSW Po­lice the power to re­move peo­ple from Crown land if the Lands Min­is­ter deems there is a “pub­lic safety is­sue”.

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