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Urgent request for action on homelessness in Southport

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Ian Kennedy
16 Creek Way
CURRUMBIN VALLEY QLD 4223

Total Signatures - 2393

Sponsoring Member: Mr Rob Molhoek MP

Posting Date: 6/05/2020

Closing Date: 25/05/2020

Tabled Date: 16/06/2020

Responded By: Hon Mick de Brenni MP on 16/07/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the ongoing concerns regarding homelessness in Southport CBD and surrounds. Homeless individuals are currently falling through the cracks, particularly with current health directives, and it is of upmost importance to have this issue addressed as a matter of priority given heightened health concerns and fast approaching cooler months. Local community organisations provide vital services to our homeless, however, as many of them have not been able to operate as usual in recent times, it has become even more clear the major fallings of the Palaszczuk Government in addressing this problem.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to request the Premier and Minister for Trade - Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Minister of Housing and Public Works - Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services - Dr Steven Miles MP and Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors - Coralee O'Rourke MP take urgent and meaningful action to address this matter for the health and safety of the community.