Ethan Switch - Wednesday, 8 October 2003
So now the new sport in the lead up for the Rugby Union World Cup that will soon dawn the shores of Australia is kicking in the heads of the homeless and more transient population. One such mark was that of the homeless man in Sydney reported on the nightly news all over Tuesday. Fears from the homeless community are apparent with many citing concern and plans to stay out of the city during the time of the World Cup lest they too fall victim to the hardy revelry of the drunken louts out from a game of rugby. And the Springboks.
Resonating through the news is their desire to move away from the city streets during this period.
So the homeless, dejected and rejected may just indeed end up pulling up cardboard boxes for the hills of neverwhere. If this is the case then the campaign to move their hides from the cobbles and pavements looks to have succeeded and saved the council some money.
During the time in the lead up to the Sydney Olympics, the council wanted to clear the streets of the homeless. Could these depraved individuals attacking the homeless be on the payroll of the council?