The lead story in today’s paper has hit home even further with me personally after delivering some essential. products to Queens Park yesterday afternoon.
Like many we hear and read the efforts made by the support groups for the homeless but until you see it in real life does the size of the problem hit home.
Support groups like Rotary and Rosies were under the pump as people who you pass in day to day life in shopping centres, street cafes are in fact starving and relying on the vans arriving for just plain basic sustenances.
I’ve stated before that since my arrival in 83 I’ve never seen ipswich so poor. Yesterday confirmed that fact with trumps.
From first hand experiences I know people with disabilities, medical conditions, mental health are consigned to New Start and regarded as bludgers by people who display their total ignorance because the fail a Centrelink Algorithm or some other test set by the system this federal government lives by to protect its surplus.
Well I challenge those in this government to get out and get the aprons on and serve the homeless and underprivileged they are responsible keeping them on the streets.
Giving people the dignity of food and shelter should not be political debate, it’s a humanitarian responsibility that should be non negotiable.
Happy Holidays Scomo, enjoy your Christmas Dinner.