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A Rock of Charity in an Ocean of deceit

We don’t often have anything good to say about ANY of the corporatised “charities” – especially the majors. It is widely known among the sector how and why their aims of monetising the marginalised has earned them our eternal scorn and contempt. We are more than ready and able to throw shit where it sticks and in doing so, it may be seen to reflect badly on some operators within the sector who have long been stalwart unsung heroes of the marginalised in Sydney. There are some committed people and groups within even the most monetised of the Marginalisation Sector NGO Industry and we’d like to thank one of the genuine, make it up as you go along, old school operations who have spent more days and nights providing essential services to Sydney ‘s homeless and marginalised community than the average low income family living indoors have had nourishing hot dinners in the Howard-Rudd_Gillard era. On the First Sunday evening of every month for many years now an old Nissan Urvan in Salvation Army livery with a distinctive yellow roadworks light appears outside Nicks in Woollo, then later at Martin Place and later at the railway station,sometimes even at Belmore Park. This van, staffed and supported entirely on the resources its small team manage to bring together, provides the only freely available eyesight tests-oh yes-and glasses available on the Streets. This is old school Salvos,a regrettably rare relic from bygone times when The Salvation Army were a genuine charity, not a thinly disguised business masquerading as a Not-for-Profit. This small group are from the era when Churches prayed,not prey as they do today. Over the years countless homeless,many who had long ago resigned themselves to never enjoying a good read ever again,due to government (and government funded) services being a quantum leap short of the abyss width between the rhetoric and hyperbole of government / NGO hyperbole -compared with the crushing demeaning reality of meanspirited minimalist delivery, have been quickly given a new lease of sight by this apparently cavalier but deeply committed crew of genuine stalwarts. Stalwarts whose good work is consistently being diminished by the money first antics of their associated Job Network and  parasitic family destroying Oasis divisions. Are this small band who do so much for the homeless community the last genuine Salvos?? We hope not. Now, we spend a lot of time telling people NOT to give to the poverty industry-but next time you’re approached by a Salvo check his nametag.If it says Major Hilton Harmer, open your heart,open your mind and empty your wallet.The man quietly does what all the spin & rhetoric makers can only hope to do -without the millions of your tax dollars squandered annually by the pariah poverty industry.Your money goes where its needed. To Major Harmer and his merry band of volunteers merry christmas,from a grateful SydneyHomeless community .

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Gambins good news….& Weekly Update

Gambin good news…and weekly update…and proof of Teles misreporting

The good news is that the Gambins now have no further legal issues going forward.The traffic offence type tax misdemeanour resulted in a judgement involving payment of $119 in court costs-NOT $22000 restitution as falsified by the Tele. 

 The beginning of the end is nigh for the anticipated benefactors of the  orchestrated litany of lies conspiratorially concocted by John Oliver and his underlings, brewed by the media and cooked by Exodus in collaboration with NSW Govts OLGR. Well peepz, we can now report that their resulting concoction is an inedible goulash-similar to some of the main meals recently served up. It may well pain those greedy parties who thought that they would become the prime benefactors following their engineered demise of Just Enough Faith- but its time for you all to suck it and see!!

Homeless Services Leaders Jef and Alina Gambin

Homeless Services Leaders Jef and Alina Gambin

Contrary to false mainstream media reports in the Tele, which we attribute to a one eyed apology for a journo who happens to be a neighbour to one of the conspirators and Tele employee, Jef and Alina DID NOT have to pay $22000 in Taxes- heres a letter from their lawyer stating as much- http://jefvolunteers.org/sol_email.html  (suck it & see)_posted on the JEF Volunteer website, which explains the full outcome of Jef and Alinas case. There are severe penalties,including disbarment, for lawyers knowingly making false statements, and in any case, why would their lawyer lie?

 You will note by comparison of the outcome of these proceedings as related by Jade Lawyers, with the mainstream media stories, that they may well be discussing two completely different cases. The mainstream media published fabrications are clearly an unrestrained personal attack on Jef Gambin and vindictive attempt to excorcise the demon that Just Enough Faith had become for pseudo-charities and an incompetent State Government- carried out as a pack of unchecked, unrestrained dogs. The presiding magistrates ruling and recognition of the inadvertent misdemeanour nature of the “offence” relating to tax, and the lawyers statement as to a lack of further proceedings, is clearly at odds with the media beatup. Clearly, News Ltd drove the media coverage and it seems ay well be called to answer for what have now been confirmed as their indiscretions. As, we hope, should other parties to this despicable conspiracy.

John Oliver has put his name to the unlawful removal of certain documents from JEF offices. Exodus and the OLGR e their so far unpublished MOU, and undoubtedly an unwritten agenda. Exodus thought they were going to get Jef assets, which were donated to a non faith based charity, not a church- for the provision of services to SYDNEY HOMELESS, not Ashfield or even Lilyfield (although they are welcome at JEFs corner. We understand that Jef Gambin

Just Enough Faith ....Perfectly Simple and Effective

Just Enough Faith ....Perfectly Simple and Effective

thought as much of Olivers grand plan for JEF, as luckless investors now think of his Babcock & Brown. Jef being Jef, he would have told him so. Apparently Oliver has issues with all kinds of rejection- we’re told its treatable.

  Micro businessman Alan Byrne has also proudly pinned his name to his own little treacheries- his is understood to be the sole allegation of financial misconduct upon which the OLGR is acting…based on published information. An FOI request would soon reveal precisely what complaints or perhaps requests, OLGR may be acting on. 

   In sifting through the carnage created by the malicious, there are some worrisome features. On the basis of the information which we have,we are unable to fathom where and how the OLGR have legitimacy to place JEF in administration- unless there is further information available to lawyer for parties to the issue, which we are not privy to.Clearly, two of the most respected minds in the legal profession concurred that there ARE GROUNDS-and we must respect their view. Our legals, who are not parties, cannot fathom what the information we are missing may be! As we continue to sift and attempt to find answers, we have found some references by public commentators to issues and facts not widely known. In the days of clay drainage pipes,drainers would pump smoke through newly completed pipeworks, smoke would rise from all flawed pipes and joins.We are about to conduct our own version of smoke testing, and hope to have conclusive evidence to share sooner rather than later.

However legitimate the siezure of JEF by OLGR may be, it is equally clear that the administrator has virtually from the outset, acted in contravention of his mandate.The OLGRs maestro of administration incompetence in his inimitably duplicitous way, has put about that “the Jef Vans are only on loan to Exodus.Exodus obviously don’t think so,they immediately set about wrecking the carefully thought out food service system in JEFS main foodvan, and substituted it with the yellow monstrosity at a reportedly outrageous rental, reportedly from a friend of someone in the Exodus office(nice, legal rort).Certainly NOT the actions of a recipient of loaner vehicles. In addition, we believe that the high priest of administrative incompetence hired in a “technician” who stuffed the coolroom, providing a pretext to legitimise the transfer of all frozen/refrigerated foodstocks, of which we understand much was dumped by Exodus.

In short,our strongest advice to volunteers, JEF people and anyone else associated with Just Enough Faith approached by the administrator is that any and all instructions/orders/ made by him should be in writing- and then check with lawyers to assess their legitimacy. If you don’t have legal advice available,we do.Verbal instructions,suggestions and orders have as much legal standing as the wind entering his mouth and blowing his tongue around,are little more than verbal diahhorea and should be treated with the scorn which they so richly deserve.

 So you thought JEF and the Gambins were gone for all money??? Wrong bet!!! This is merely a further opportunity to develop a leaner,cleaner organisation, with an even greater focus on exemplary service delivery to the Sydney Homeless and Marginalised community.

 And all you pseudo charities and govt departments who “legitimately” milk revenues in the name of marginalised communities, while feathering your organisational self interest, SydneyHomeless suggest that you watch out for the runaway freight train we are driving- hell bent on ensuring that we maximise returns to marginalised communities from EVERY DOLLAR VALUE donated…..by whatever means necessary.

NSW Labor Strategy Exclusive

NSW Labor Strategy Exclusive

Few would accuse the NSW Labor Party of having a strategy,but we do.

In this exclusive report SydneyHomeless reveal for the first time the brilliant strategies of the ever forward thinking NSW Labor Party.The steely resolve of Sussex St.(who may have secretly recruited John Howard as strategic advisor) is nigh unbreakable. At the coalface,valiant NSW Labor Cabinet and members unite leaving no stone unturned in their quest to sieze the opposition benches at the next NSW State elections.

Because the NSW Liberal Party have no discernable policies leadership or clear support base, Labor will prove a formidable foe in the battle for opposition. Looking further afield it seems that the Gordon Moyes christian right, independents and Greens are blissfully unaware of this strategy. Indeed our attention was only drawn to the brilliance of this unusual strategy courtesy of the different approach applied by NSW Labor on the second last day of the past sitting of parliament, when the only minister in the upper house left, enabling the speaker to close for business a day early. It may well be that the combined Labor/Coalition eforts to gain/retain the opposition benches may well force the Greens and independents to take the government benches while Labor and Liberals sort out their squabble.

 We initially treated the information that Howard had been recruited as suspect, but our attention was drawn to two important factors.Tripodi and Della Bosca-they stop at nothing,no stoop too low,to get their own way. And why wouldn’t Howard sell out the Liberal Party? He spent three terms in office selling Australia out to America.

 The NSW Labor strategic direction is said to be driven by complex polling personally commissioned by OLGR and Sports Minister Kevin Greene,touted as the post election opposition leader-in-waiting.Greene has moved early and decisively in the race to alienate public opinion. His introduction through the Office of Liqour Gaming and Racing of the Fun Police effectively turned our once vibrant and thriving nightclubs and pubs into crosses between morgues and mausoleums, with even weeding and function venues forced to toe the sterile line or risk loss of licences and fines.

 Police operating under this Greene inspired legislation recently evicted a man from Wests Campbelltown for high fiving( cited as evidence that he was drunk). He was black as well so theres another reason,police just couldn’t say so. And the two barstaff were fined.Greene has ensured that funding for an election campaign will not flow from clubs hotels Clubs NSW or the Australian Hotels Association.

And the OLGRs malicious and illegal attack on micro charity Just Enough Faith ensures that not one person with a social conscience, or respect for legal process will vote State Labor. Kevin Greene must have consulted Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels records prior to his media release, and the following disinformation campaign perpetrated by his hireling, administrator Chris Jones. Greene must also have acquired the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler manual for following legal process as a guide for Chris Jones administration process.

 Following in the wake of wannabe leader-of -the opposition-Greene is wannabe deputy-leader-of-the-opposition Linda Burney, whose DOCs department thinks that the community it is charged with protecting is the community of its workforce. This department, redefined as the Family Police in the aftermath of the Woods report, is now a purely persecutory division whose agenda is to force families to adopt anglo christian values, while paying tokenist lipservice to multiculturalism. Cultural pluralism doesn’t exist never mind multiculturalism. Linda Burney might have noticed this in her previous incarnation as DG Aboriginal Affairs.Linda Burney is really onto a winner here in ensuring no self respecting ethnic family member, or discerning member of the general public will vote State Labor.

 The word is that in addition to wanting to sell off several police stations and other public buildings, the Rees Government have quietly hatched a secret plan to sell off the part of Callan Park not already occupied by the University for a private development of a gated enclave for the Mega Rich. It is understood that with the new charities legislation awaiting enactment, the DG of the department alone can order a charitable trust wound up,which they plan to do with Callan Park. This would be a powerful extra reason to rid the park of the embattled Just Enough Faith. It is said that this sale, along with that of power assets police stations and there is mention of Sydney Water as well as The Sydney Foreshore Authority, are regarded by Premier Rees as must-dos. There will be widespread voter dissatisfaction and disillusionment and great satisfaction within the Labor Caucus.

 And Nathan Rees has added his in his own inimitable style to the sterling efforts of his team to dislodge themselves from government-by creating a right pickle out of bottled water. Who would have thought that our inexperienced overworked premier had the time or resources to spare to carefully research this amazing policy.The scientific justification for the policy is breathtaking!!! Who would have known that the bottled water industry is actually such a high contributor to the carbon footprint-apparently, as the premiers careful research has obviously shown, more carbon positive than carbonated softdrinks,for example-or alcohol. We would have thought that the transportation of the multiple ingredients involved in the manufacture of softdrinks and alcohol would leave a much higher carbon footprint but we can’t argue with the premiers carefully researched science.

  And on the question of footprints, and science, we understand that it is scientifically questionable to follow just one set of footprints,when there are many others in the vicinity. Police forensics could perhaps advise the premiers department on this if they weren’t sure whom to ask. For example, the health footprint leads the casual observer to the view that softdrinks and alcohol are bigger contributors to issues in that area than bottled water. Then there is the moral equity footprint. The community of Bundanoon actually voted to ban bottled water in their town because a company wants to take their water,truck it to Sydney,then sell it back to them in bottled form-Of course State Government owned Sydney Water takes our Sydney water, puts it in leaky grime filled pipes and sells it back to us. Team Rees is advised to consider other footprints in the area of any issue-merely following the most likely may have the undesired effect of catapulting NSW Labor way past the opposition benches and off the abyss into oblivion.

DOCs on Homelessness

NSWDocs on #Homelessness

This is a link to a DOCS publication which paints a glossy image of “how things could be.”

In response to the blinkered Wood Inquiry with its unfortunately narrow terms of reference the NSW State Government have with their typical incompetence revamped their delivery of the incongrously named Childrens Services to further protect their miserable department while exacerbating the opportunity for harm to families and children to occur. DOCs have now become a focussed inquisitorial and persecutory institution by definition, with their surrogates now having the dual and unenviable roles of providing care downstream of DOCs family persecution machine while having their DOCs personal data collection mechanisms finetuned. In a stunning slap in the face for aboriginals and ethnic communities, NSW Police, known as the most Anglocentric and latently racist government department, have been given an extended role with children, and greater opportunities to persecute families who do not conform to the Anglocentric agenda they call Australian. And beleagured teachers and educators are also scrambling to resource schools with the skills to provide the additional responsibilities foisted upon them, while at least privately many denounce the stupidity of effectively undermining marginalised ethnic and indigenous community confidence in education systems. 

We have ongoing evidence of adolescents hiding in abject fear of being discovered by DOCS, and with excellent reasons. DOCS are consistently responsible for so much harm to children and irrepairable damage to families that the only option for a NSW government with conscience is to shut it down.We don’t know how Linda Burney can sleep at night,knowing the real disasters her department continues to perpetrate particularly against aboriginal communities.

 As Sydney Homeless struggle to provide the small amount of assistance we can to the few families we can, we are confronted nightly with the reality of NSW government and DOCs social engineering policies. We are confronted with the end results of their systematic interference often collusively with others in families and communities where they have no capability to assist.

 DOCS Minister Linda Burney is a career bureaucrat. Her approach to successfully dealing with the issues growing from the fertile gardens of failed government policies is to implement further policies ripe for failure.

 SydneyHomeless cannot guarantee the safety of minors attending at the foodvans or their families wellbeing, due to the potential for incursions by DOCs and its agents and the inevitable disastrous downstream consequences thereof. We advise any homeless families to send adults or over 15s to the foodvan, and ask around among the homeless community as to resources.Do not ask at the foodvans directly.

Confidence builds for JEF Return

Support for JEF’s in our opinion imminent return to their rightful control of the organisation we know and trust remains rock solid among homeless, and key supporters are noticeably enlivened by the latest developments. Anticipating a return of control, we are already looking at fundraising strategies to keep the operations liquid. The current situation is that Just Enough Faith,once returned to the control of its members, may still not have the right to solicit donations in NSW. However, there is nothing stopping us,or any other party,soliciting on their behalf, and they are still registered as tax exempt with the tax office. We ask that all potential donors NOT DONATE IMMEDIATELY, but register their intention to do so with us at jef-logo

sydneyhomeless@letterboxes.org. While we will simply pass this information to JEF, we want to ensure that it is we, not they who are soliciting the donations on to their organisation.

 We want absolute transparency in this process and to be clear that we are acting entirely of our own initiative, and that Just Enough Faith are at this stage blissfully unaware of this solicitation. For Legal reasons.

 The unrequited need from the marginalised community has never been as evident of a winter as it is this year. And the NSW government continues to drive its submarine with the softtop down, affecting not to see as has been the case for the past 16 years. 

 We the Sydney Homeless Community will not stand idle to watch our most essential service destroyed by a government hell bent on driving developers property values up by driving us out of town. Nor will we stand and watch our key service provider destroyed, because they and many genuine supporters saw and fulfilled a genuine, ongoing community need.

 And we remain rock solid behind Jeff and Alina Gambin, separately from the JEF organisation. They are like the family many of us never had,and we,the street, do not turn our backs on family.

Words without Deeds are a Garden of Weeds

 We have, we believe, given ample opportunity to the poverty industry and its State government sponsors to come to the party, to hear our proposals for resolving long-term homelessness. Their deafening silence punctuated only by DOCs Minister Linda Burneys espousement of tired government/poverty industry driven policy lacking in direct target  group consultation.

 We knew that they were discussing these very important (to us) matters on the 19th and 30th June, and MLA Sylvia Hale (Greens) actually invited her to meet with us on the issues which concern us. She offered a meeting with her department on her agenda terms. Well, we regarded it as a bit like finding a cure for aids. When the medical profession developed drugs to combat aids, they didn’t consult the disease- and we do not need to go to antartica to know its cold there. Her agenda and her departmental minions are the singular most common cause of homelessness and marginalisation in NSW. A common story of the men on the Streets today is coming home from work to find wife has a

IDENTIFY ACT WIN

IDENTIFY ACT WIN

 brand spanking new court order banning him from the house he paid for and sometimes, even a brand new bf, who tell him hes not allowed in the house he paid for- all arranged by DOCs on the often manufactured allegations of a bored housewife whose real reasons are her new bf or sometimes the idea that a single parents pension is a good idea. Between 5 and 10 percent of men on the streets at any one time are in this category. Ms Burney has had her chance, and as alluded to previously we can now confirm that we will be taking strong action, in defense of our Jefs Corner Foodvan service, and in defence of Just Enough Faith as the rightful and illegally siezed service provider.That action will commence this week, and progressively escalate from there. 

  A series of actions will be revealed this week aimed at stabilising and maintaining our foodvan service at the levels which the founder of the Jefs Corner Foodvan Service established.

 This service has not only fed up to 600 people per night, but also, by providing wholesome, nutritious selections, driven the Poverty Industry Meal Services to  upgrade their shameful minimalist services, only providing half decent meals when media were present.An average of 190 people eating every night at the foodvan would indicate that it provides an esential service. Where else would homeless women and children, and even Youth off the Streets Don Bosco Hostel charges eat?

 We invite all local and the entire homeless and marginalised community in NSW to come and eat at the Jefs Corner Foodvan Site 8-30 p.m. every night corner of Yurong Parkway and St Marys St. Thats Straight below the St Marys Cathedral (bottom of the hill). And stay a while, right here in Sydney 2000, home of the homeless.

A likely story, John Oliver!!!

John Oliver is the multimillionaire retired bigwig from Babcock & Brown (in liquidation).

 John Oliver reportedly told the papers  ” that by the end of 2006, he and his fellow volunteers had been reduced to buying pigs’ cheeks for 50 cents a kilogram to keep the food program going.””Once the money ran out the food deteriorated quickly. All we had was fatty rubbish, the food was absolutely dreadful and we struggled in the kitchen to make suitable quality.” (Read News Item). A multimillionaire notices that a charity doesn’t have sufficient meat, so spends 50c a kilo on fatty pigs cheeks??? Is this an indication-a measure of the man? We think it is. A man who dedicates seven years to feeding the homeless, a man worth millions, would really do this? Only if he is the same sort of man prepared to accept millions of dollars for denuding, robbing, workers of their lifes work and entitlements, by the simple device of sending an email saying “you’re fired”.

 We wonder how many people in the queues of homeless and marginalised people lining up for charitable assistance around the country are victims of this ruthless culture-this gung ho attitude-to the human cost of achieving corporate greed.We must point out that what John Oliver/Babcock and Brown did was probably perfectly legal;we have no reason to believe otherwise.What we question however is the morality.The morality of callously sacrificing the financial well being of staff in the name of corporate greed-and personal gain.

And we asked ourselves, if these are the corporate morals of the man, are there skeletons in his corporate or personal closet??? And bingo, what did we find??? We won’t say directly at this juncture because to do so may embarass at least one otherwise innocent party…and we won’t do that.But we reserve our right to at a time of our choosing, just as Team John Oliver did in their masterfully executed character assasination and trial by media of Jef Gambin and Just Enough Faith. Looking at this mans ruthless track record, we asked ourselves, why does a man who cares so little for the staff who built businesses and treats them as one would toilet paper, spend seven years feeding the homeless?

 Un requited guilt? Perhaps a personality disorder? We don’t think so.We are discussing an incredibly smart man- a man who jumped into the anonimity of retirement at almost the precise moment that the good ship B&B started to flounder.We don’t know if he breached his duty of care to other shareholders or if he disposed of or dealt in B&B shares using knowledge gleaned as an insider (insider trading,ASIC call it)-he probably didn’t.And if he did, he certainly would have known how to conceal the fact.For example, if he had shares held in a Delaware Company(and there is no evidence that we are aware of that he did),there is no requirement in that state to name directors of an LLC- hell-if everyone on the street knows that,surely John Oliver would.We don’t mean to insinuate that he did-he probably didn’t; but he certainly could have used this or any of the many other complex corporate strategies to do so if he wished to.

 So what posessed Oliver to on the one hand create financial mayhem in the homes of  innumerable sacked workers, and on the other hand spend seven years feeding the homeless??? Did he think he had found another cash cow which he considered ready for butchering??? 

 Did he have anything to do with, or any prior knowledge of the unfortunate events which were about to unfold at Babcock and Brown, shortly after he retired? 

 And is it more than a coincidence that he resigned just before bringing Just Enough Faith to its knees? 

 It seems Mr John Oliver has a habit of jumping just before the ship goes down- maybe because he’s pulling the plug?

One  question Mr Oliver,sir.In relation to the exerpt below-

“If [the foundation] doesn’t continue, we just hope another organisation can step in and use the facilities.”

Hope? Or did you always intend to oust Jef Gambin and turn Just Enough Faith into your personal fiefdom, soliciting donations in the name of Sydney Homeless and Marginalised, while using JEFF as an investment vehicle-like the Sydney Anglican Synod did on their way to losing 100 million dollars?

 Are you or any of your Team of conspirators working with insiders within OLGR to further your personal vendettas against Jef Gambin ,Just Enough Faith and Sydney Homeless people?

 

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