Tom Elliott’s solution to Melbourne’s homelessness problem
3AW Drive host Tom Elliott says he has come up with a possible solution for Melbourne’s homelessness problem.
‘We’ve got to do something about this,’ he says.
Tom is calling for a large boarding house, or similar, to be built in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
‘We say to them (the homeless), here is a place to stay; it is paid for by the government, you will get a permanent fixed address if you want to stay there, as a result you will be able to access welfare.’
In a trade-off, Tom says that setting up camp under bridges, on footpaths or the sides of streets will be no longer allowed.
‘It’s just not acceptable.’
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