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“Professional beggars” target the city, but police focus on those genuinely experiencing homelessness

“Professional beggars” target the city, but police focus on those genuinely experiencing homelessness

July 6th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A small number of “professional beggars” who are not legitimate rough sleepers are targeting the city and Southbank however authorities say they are gearing their efforts to people in genuine need.

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Residents calls for more “boots on the ground” in meeting with police

June 8th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Southbank has hosted its first successful police community meeting as part of a new initiative aimed at focusing on issues that matter most to residents and improving safety.

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Local police go “back-to-basics” in new “Neighbourhood Policing” grassroots approach  

May 11th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

Local police are going “back-to-basics” to tackle crime and support community safety under a new initiative to be launched in Southbank.

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Graffiti clean-up welcomed, but council concedes blitz is not enough

May 11th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

The City of Melbourne has stepped up its fight against graffiti with residents reporting a noticeable difference to Southbank following a major blitz across the city in March.

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Police hit the streets as crowds return to the Southbank precinct

April 7th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

The commander of Southbank Police Station says more officers are hitting the streets as foot traffic soared in recent weeks, particularly as major events such as the Moomba Festival attracted big crowds.

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