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Pigs killing civilians okay but not people defending vs Pigs

    Two completely different spins by mediocre pro-police mainstream Australian media over the last two days. In Melbourne a pig gives evidence to an inquest whose role is to exonerate police in the execution killing of a teenager . Despite having access to unlimited resources to subdue the teenager, this pig felt so threatened that he had to cold bloodedly kill the teenager.  The incident should reinforce to teenagers, families communities and the Australian public that people are not safe anywhere in Australia -and the greatest threat to people (particularly teens ) is gung ho often steroid stoned pigs, funded by your tax money… heres how the Sydney Morning Herald saw the unravelling story today.

 Just yesterday the mainstream media was a waterfall of sympathy for a Kings Cross female pig “badly bashed” by a guy some time ago. Kings Cross Police have a reputation for victimising youth and defenceless people as career stepping stones. They are well known too for orchestrating beatups on homeless people and communities as well as social housing tenants in the Kings Cross Local Area Command region. Unlike the many executed by police over the years she didn’t die. But the guy who was found guilty of bashing her was sentenced to 21 years jail. Many who had been accosted by this particular pig thought he deserved a medal. Youth from the area were cheering when it happened, when they found out whom it happened to. Heres how the mainstream media saw that one .

  Sydney Homeless view police as Taxpayer funded racist community terrorists whose role is to take rights away from people and give them to churches and wealthy exploiters.NSW Police engage in many levels of racist community terrorism.It is widely known that NSW Police were responsible for orchestrating constant streams of class A drugs into the Redfern Aboriginal Community known as the block since the 1970s with the purpose of de politicizing that community. It is no secret that most of the ICE -the most evil drug with the most devastating consequences -distributed in Sydney is green flagged to certain areas and people by police. Police are known to be the source of many malicious and false reports which culminate in children being State Abducted. Many of us remember having our wallets taken for ID checks by police and having them returned stripped of cash. Others recall gangs of cops bashing them (while handcuffed) in cells. Some are related to or know someone who was killed by pigs. So yes,on the rare occasion when a NSW police officer is killed, we celebrate.

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Ripping off HousingNSW

As NSW Government super department Human Services seeks to micromanage the lives of marginalised families and communities for Australian & NSW Governments capitalist ideal -the Wageslave Farm, the ripoffs of your taxpayers dollar continue unabated from the leaky sieve of NSW Governance. HousingNSW is the States biggest residential property landlord (by residential properties leased) and now,it seems, HousingNSW is also the States largest residential tenant.

We’ve been aware of the distance between both Federal and State budget appropriation figures for social housing – huge budgets, which shrink inexplicably when measured against the actual social housing incomes. Inexplicably if one uses prevailing market prices as guidance of housing unit acquisition.

But the Treasury geniuses in Canberra and MacQuarrie St are no longer just  buying properties, in their ingenuity, they have decided to burden taxpayers for the longer term with recurrent rental arrangements -arrangements which are sure to drive residential property prices ever skyward as the ever greedy investors continue to buy borderline habitable properties to rent for maximum market rental to the gullible minions of NSWHousing.

Rort a)

How it works:

NSW Housing have selected realtors in a closed market arrangement, as area providers of rental properties. These realtors are supposed to charge NSWHousing “80% of market rent” but with no quantification of a formula by which to calculate market rent.Simple.Property “real” market rent is $450 per week. Agency advertises property for rent at $650,minus 20%, thats $520 per week- an  actual $70 above market payment.

What should be happening: (assumes HousingNSW should be renting,another issue completely)

  • All available rental properties in an area should be considered, not just the stock held by one,or a particular group of realtors.This would include direct owner-to-department rentals.
  • Properties would be selected on the basis of value as HousingNSW needs to accumulate stock.
  • A price cap per area would be applied on the basis of property configuration,and the last months rentals across the area (based on security bond lodgements).Rental would be 80% of that figure.
  • All properties to be pre-inspected professionally for health safety and maintenance compliance.

Following confidential discussions with a current realtor employee, we can say that this agent consistently engages in this pricing duplicity.This agent even has a related party purchase properties which are on-sold within months on to grateful new investors,at a reasonable profit to the realtor related parties.

On the basis of rents notified to tenants, cross referenced to Real Estate .com.au and Domain.com.au , we have found that actual rents paid by the department are consistently higher than the average for the area -not the “80% pf market value we are led to believe” and the properties we visited are invariably below average in appearance, badly located,and sometimes badly maintained compared to the area norm.Of the 48 properties used in our sample,just two,in the Newcastle area appeared at below “market rental.” A further online archive search of the properties concerned showed that many properties leased for $100 or more per week less a mere 6 months previously.1 property was rented to House-O for $220 more than last advertised.

Our concern is for the gross waste of taxpayers funds,and also that those funds could buy much better value, while not driving private housing purchase and rental affordability beyond the reach of even workers and working families.

Rort b) This ones even better:

HousingNSW also rents ‘temporary accommodation’. I don’t know whether they actually check the quality liveability or fair pricing of these temporary accommodation solutions, and I’m sure the majority are properly priced and maintained – but some clearly are not.

We have had many homeless men and women-even family groups-prefer to sleep on the streets when faced with the unsanitary, unhealthy or illegally dangerous accommodation solutions HousingNSW pro-offer as Temporary emergency accommodation.

The cockroach infestations and bedbugs many report from Wesley Mission owned Edward Eagar Lodge in Surry Hills are comparative non issues. Naked electrical wiring, rising damp, stinking carpet, filthy urinals, syringes, and inappropriate management or staff behaviours are the norm- coupled with “terms and conditions” which state that HousingNSW will not assist you further “if you do not get along with the landlord.”

The ripoff?? $460 per week for a single smelly room which many have walked out of in disgust. Double that if 2 people occupy the room.

Several properties have been notified to us but none as often, or as loudly, as Tivoli Accommodation 205 Cleveland St
Redfern NSW. Owned since 2002 by JU’NEE PROPERTIES PTY. LTD. & TIVOLI DEVELOPMENTS PTY. LIMITED,We have received reports concerning this hellhole,which HousingNSW has no qualms in sending junkies and young families to co occupy,since 2003.Its remarkable that none of these people who have complained to us have not complained to HousingNSW,and even more remarkable that, if they had, HousingNSW still persist in sending people there. We are continuing our checks to try to understand more fully the precise relationship between HousingNSW , its officers, The NSW Labor Party and the above identified businesses and their proprietors. The place makes Fawlty Towers look downright respectable and Smoky Mountain look hygenic.

Our checks of several other motel/guest type accommodations we are aware of reveal that these premises are rented at advertised peak market rates. WOTIF and several other booking engines all confirm the same price. I wonder how many millions of your hard earned Tax Dollars evaporate in practices like these?? Shonky businesses & cohorts ripping of Housing NSW -willingly or not,Housing NSW ripping off the Taxpayer Homeless & Marginalised

reviewing Sydney Homeless Connect

My abiding impression is that they weren’t giving out houses – or smokes!! Both are big priorities for homeless people.

Did anyone attending look at the ceiling, and the amount of covert surveillance equipment installed? I didn’t notice any of that when I attended Chicka Dixons Funeral a while ago.Surely it wasn’t a covert information gathering exercise ?

The homeless people attending were in by and large the identified homeless- those who already regularly use the existing services.

Conspicuously absent were the homeless Asian communities, many of whom are known to be homeless and unemployed in the CBD. Between leaving SHC Town Hall and blogging I went and asked some why. Embarassment, and a lack of communication skills were some of the pro-offered reasons from the Vietnamese and Khmer communities.For the Chinese and Koreans the issue was “there is nothing we can do for them,so we can’t accept help from them.”

The events timing meant that the working homeless, a good few of whom work just across the road at Woolworths were also unable to attend due,obviously,to work commitments.

On the subject of cultural diversity,or a lack thereof, there seemed a disproportionate number of Polynesian people in evidence, many of whom are well known.Some discussion was heard of a proposal to work on Maori based initiatives for the Maori community in Sydney. If this cause resonates with you or your organisation, please contact this blog as we are able to pass on details.Dis-connection is a recurring symptom of the reasons leading to homelessness.

Of the organisations present we readily acknowledge the good work done by Lou’s Place (Womens Shelter), their table neighbours Big Issue, which have put more than $10million into the pockets of Australian homeless on the very admirable “a hand up,not a handout basis”.

New kid on the Sydney City homelessness block Neami were well and professionally represented. I spoke with their very passionate and committed homelessness co-ordinator, who didn’t just wake up one day and decide to run a homelessness service. Constrained by their contractual obligations and available resources, Neami have the job ahead of them convincing the Street that they are relevant capable and/or even interested- a legacy of the empty promises by a kaleidoscope of prior NGOs whose self interest was at the fore of their relationship with street people. They are off to a fair start having hired a couple of ex street people as staff and the street jury is still very much out on what, and at what value they can deliver.

The City of Sydney under Mayor Clover Moore has been more “homeless friendly”, than the previous Sartor / Turnbull administrations. I would like to see City of Sydney (and councils nationwide) take on more responsibility for the provision of social housing in their respective areas-in fact I’d like to see social housing via government managed as a partnership between Federal and State Government,without NGOs,without State Government. While acknowledging City of Sydneys current role,responsibility to ratepayers et al, it would be nice for our homeless community to be recognised as residents and given resident rated access to some of the council facilities, such as Cook & Phillip Park, which has conveniently located showers for many.

I will also mention The Footpath Library and Clothesline as providing useful non-housing services. Jesus Cares people were seen and are acknowledged for their longtime commitment to providing nourishment from their foodvan services, totally unfunded by government or without any major sponsorship.I’m unsure if they were an official participant or not. Anyone looking to donate to any of these can be assured their donation is not squandered on admin, r&d and consultants -which is more than can be said for the rest of the participants thus far unmentioned.

As far as I can tell,the rest of the participants are mainly about attaching their organisational siphon to the Fed and State government tanks, brimming with over six billion dollars – which they undoubtedly intend to take in the name of providing homelessness services.

I did not see one organisation there with the immediate capability to provide affordable (or any) houses. And affordable, appropriately located configured and leased housing is the only solution to a housing crisis. Other services, some of which homeless people undoubtedly need,should not be considered as part of “the homelessness problem.” Its a lot like a dentist wanting to cure your toothache as part of your financial restructuring process-you do need your teeth done,but the issue is financial . Supported Assistance is not an agreeable option for all. Not many appreciate the invasiveness of the SAAP model. Not that it shouldn’t be offered-but not as part of a housing program. Critically, SAAP should not be the only choice available to homeless people as an entry level option.

I remind all that the solution to an affordable housing shortage is sustainable incomes replacing wageslavery and ummm.. more appropriate affordable housing where people want to live. One cannot solve a housing crisis with massages and toothbrushes.There are some alternatives to housing (such as mobile home ownership) which are cheaper to fund and will suit some people with highly mobile work or lifestyle needs. But SAAP or other supported accommodation is an expensive way of funding the same failed parasites who have bludged in our name for decades.

Overall, a great opportunity for opportunists to massage the wallets of potential donors in the leadup to the end of the financial year. A wonderful opportunity for the poverty industry to indulge in some ego massage. Neami get to meet their target clientele. A large number of homeless get a free feed and lots of free stuff.But its not really free,is it? Somewhere someone has had to pay for it all, and the person who has the least say in spending, pays the most.That person is you-the taxpayer.

My solution to Homelessness

As with most p there is no one size fits all solution.

There are stakeholders.We need identify whom homelessness is a problem for,and whether their concerns merit consideration.

Not all homeless people see homelessness as a problem-some see the lifestyle as a solution.That is their choice. For the majority who are not homeless by choice, their concerns merit consideration.

Local bodies, government at all levels and their attendant charities and NGOs claim to be stakeholders. Each must be assessed on the basis of its effectiveness in solving homelessness in a non invasive,homeless driven manner, and separated completely from the equation where they do not do so.

Those wishing to provide clip on services unrelated to housing are part of the problem,not part of the solution.They draw resources away from the provision of affordable social housing.

Strategy:

Government: Federal

Legislation is required placing an onus of social housing delivery on the property development industry and Tax disincentives to invest in residential property,other than for home ownership purposes. This will probably have the short term effect of driving property values downwards;legislation needs to preclude and void possible homeowner foreclosures triggered by devaluation of properties.Pre existing home loans must also be adjusted downwards in value if as expected,prices fall.

Equitable Incomes are the cornerstone of exiting marginalisation.They are not achievable when government unreasonably constrains workers from effectively campaigning for livable incomes.

Government State:

legislate 2.5% levy on all property development.In residential or part residential complexes, levy MUST be in residential floorspace, rated on the gross floor area of the development. Commercial & Industrial developments 2.5% levy MUST provide social housing in the postcode where the development occurs-or be retained for social housing if no clients identified for that postcode.

State Housing: All social housing units must be available for 90year lease to all tenants. Only Housing purchases to be funded from levy.

This cost effective mixture will work for tax payers too.

Homeless:

Don’t die waiting for above to happen.Get out and improve your economic position,within or without the system. Taking #wageslavery minimum wage jobs or volunteering for charities is NOT a solution for you.Its a solution for greedy exploiters. Contact us @SydneyHomeless

Sydney Free Feed with Strings Attached

Tuesday 8th June, 10am to 3pm   –  Sydney Town Hall  –

Sydney Homeless Connect

(nothing to do with us-and we don’t endorse it)

The latest morphing of parasite NGO marketing is a rather cynical excercise in Pariah self promotion and self jsutification calling itself SydneyHomelessConnect.

These People are out to engage with you,to get money from the governments “The Road Home” Homelessness Budget -whether they get you housed or not.

They usually ask deceptive questions designed to make you give information for their repressive uses at a later stage. They will try and entice you to use services unrelated to Housing, or get try to have you attend one or more of their programs.These are designed to get their organisation paid – and give you another token towards the blackmail terms under which they allocate housing.

Guidance:Attend at your own risk,ask questions,but don’t give any details.

What is it?

Apart from the Free Feed its an annual wank, a one off trades fair of the pariah NGO industry and their self interested government departmental partners. The same ones who us us homeless people as tokens to justify their miserable and miserly existence, as they quietly pocket the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars a gullible Australian publc is told is being spent on us.

Apart from the positive publicity they hope to gather, the main aim is for NGOs to collect clients – chips or tokens to be used by them to get government funding. These NGOs want to collect information about you.Personal information. They dangle the free food and notion, or promise of housing, as a bait, to trap you into giving them information about you, and about your homelessness experience. This is Federal Government and NSW Human Services collecting information about you – not about housing.

Which Parasites are there?? Among others, theres…

Child Support Agency: Agency who steal your hard earned money and assets to fund your DOCs supported ex spouses new life with your kids and spouses new partner. They even take from Newstart assisted homeless to feed Kangaroo Family – Childrens Court based childtheft.

Mission Australia: The daddy of the parasites. Poses as a Charity but in reality a multimillion dollar nationwide government contractor whose aim is to collect as much as possible of the Taxpayers Dollars the public is told is being spent on us…courtesy of a strategy devised by their ex CEO, Patrick McClure.

Youth Warning:

A warning from Sydney Homeless Youth Wing:

If you are under 18 years of age it is not safe to attend this event. We understand that Oasis YSN will be attending along with other NSW Communities ( DOCs ) mandatory reporters. These departments and Youth Services are a major threat to your peaceful njoyment of your life.

Some relevant reading:

Mother asked DOCs to remove her son from her care.. they refused.. shes in jail for murder,2yo is DEAD ..because DOCs did nothing http://bit.ly/bLW2h8

DOCs knew about her too, but did nothing http://bit.ly/adzSqn

http://bit.ly/98IHZU http://alecomm.com http://bit.ly/aDFfwS

The NSW Government is a leading #StateChildAbduction practitioner.

If you DO attend DO NOT give your details or those of your family, school, friends or where you stay to social workers.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Homeless?? Homeless?? Homeless?? Homeless?? Homeless??

Do Not Provide Your name or contact details, until

you have written undertakings as to what services

they will provide you,and when.

These organisations have government spying obligations and their primary reason for being there is to gather information,not to help you.

Some Questions you might ask ;

  • recently sold prime located social housing properties in Millers Point to wealthy private individuals on 99 year leases.
  • Ask Housing NSW if they have built or plan to acquire,social housing properties in the Sydney CBD?
  • Ask Housing NSW what permanent social housing options are available to you (name the area) given that you do not have a mental health or dependency issue?
  • Ask Housing NSW what the difference is between their promoted Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Tenancies and tenancies non-social housing providers offer.
  • Ask Housing NSW why SAAP discriminates against homeless people by inserting a mandatory ‘case management” NGO as a precondition of obtaining housing.
  • Ask Housing NSW why druggies should get priority access to social housing ahead of people who do not take drugs, have an alcohol or mental health problem.
  • Ask Mission Australia what they get paid per client in their case management roles.
  • Ask Centrelink why Job Network case managers get paid a bonus whether they find work for a Centrelink Client or the client finds work without their assistance.
  • Ask Centrelink when they will be bringing in changes to the way benefits are paid, and if it is true that NewStart claimants will be forced to work for profiteering charities for free.
  • Ask Mission Australia if they actually provide any housing. Their facilities are really indifferent to jails with similar rules way in excess of Residential Tenancy Act
  • Ask CARE Connect who the hell they are…and get ready for the latest in spin.
  • Bureau of Statistics. Collector of data whose databases are about to be accessible to all government agencies, with access to your private details.

Who are Noticably Absent?

NSW Communities (DOCS) — Yes, all others here have DOCS spying (mandatory reporting obligations.

Redfern Legal Centre:

The fact that they and NSW Tenants Union are not listed sheds light on the credibility of those who are and those who support them.

The Case of SydneyHomeless Youth vs The Minister for DOCs

Sydney Homeless Youth Wing report swelling numbers of Homeless Youth in the Sydney CBD – in situations where its too late for us to help. Many are dropping out of school and unsurprisingly turning to selling drugs, doing “earns” or “fissicking”- as a means of survival. The reasons for this rejection of “values” are stunningly simple. Summarised in one word. #Wageslavery. Multinational conglomerates and some of the largest Australian public companies make an art form of exploiting young people-made to work like slaves for pittance payments, which government assist these vulture businesses to enforce. Many working youth are forced to couch surf as do many of Sydneys homeless workers.The billions of dollars they declare as profit in their inevitably glowing annual reports are the nett result of Systematic wageslavery – controlled by callous Governments both Liberal-Coalition and Labor at State and Federal levels.

A major failure of the

The SydneyHomeles Youth Wing has a growing pool of young adults who successfully reconnected with their communities.As luck would have it, a few come from communities- neglected comunities – in the NSW Human Services / NSW Communities / DOCs Minister Linda Burney’s electorate. They have put the suggestion forward that they campaign against Minister Linda Burney in … and are resourcing to do so. They,along with their friends and supporters, will campaign I believe with friends who have been in DOCs care… and are willing to tell their stories, gag orders or not.

For those (of any age) wishing to join the

“Canterbury: Sack Linda Burney as your MP”

campaign please get in touch via this post comments, or via @SydneyHomeless on Twitter.

We especially encourage ex-DOCs case-workers, case-managers, Parents and ex-DOCs-Care people to submit their DOCs horror story – for use as a public information tool.Names will only be used with your permission.

NSW Housing; Govt driving sky-high rental prices

NSW Govt driving sky-high rental prices

Another stuff up from the minister for people having no rights – Linda Burney

The NSW Government’s Housing Department, Housing NSW is driving the lower end of the property rental market skywards -and subsidising some shonky landlords while doing so. Many older, low income people, including those who accept #wageslavery rates and have been in long term boarding houses are being asked to vacate as Housing NSW acquires leases over rooms, low-cost motels and cheap units -creating homelessness.

A recently homeless man reports that, according to his landlord his room was needed to fill Housing NSW’s shortage -and they were prepared to pay top rates for it,well above his current rent. Many who have been put into short term,housing funded rooms & motels report bedbugs, filthy communal shower facilities, dangerous appliances in kitchens at the places Housing NSW send them to. Do Housing NSW check these premises, prior to paying above market rentals using your tax dollars?

Another disturbing report from a man placed in Edward Eagar Lodge as transitional accommodation – again at a premium to what the Uniting Church run business charity previously charged. Room again replete with bedbugs. Edward Eagar is also well known to us as a specialist in exploiting homeless and marginalised people as income generators, and attempting to keep them rotating from one related income generator unit to the next. Their building is well past its use-by date, reportedly badly maintained, cockroach infested -and NSW Housing puts people here at top dollar-using your money.

Delving further, we find that Housing NSW is now part of Human Services with Linda Burney as Minister.

Housing NSW is the biggest owner of residential property in NSW, and the biggest tenant of residential properties, when its network of NGOs is taken into consideration. Again, despite assurances from government, these properties are being leased at huge premiums to the local market -driving property rentals up, and private tenants out of the market.

We have found that Housing NSW has contracted certain realtors only to provide these houses. We ask why Housing NSW does not rent on the open market, from other independent realtors , or private investors ? Why are Housing NSW not checking Health & Residential Tenancy compliance on Rooms, Motels etc?

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