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‘Compassion demands we do something’, homeless forced to sleep on trains

Reverend Bill Crews is calling for the New South Wales government to show compassion and act as the plight of Sydney’s homeless worsens.

The Daily Telegraph has discovered displaced Australians are being told to leave Central Station, forced to sleep on trains travelling from Sydney to Newcastle to keep warm and dry.

It’s also reported charity food services have been directed to stop setting up in the area, a claim Family and Community Services has denied.

The Exodus Foundation Founder Reverend Bill Crews tells Mark Levy the state government has a responsibility to look after those who have fallen on tough times.

“They need to be helped and compassion demands we do something. It’s not ideological, it’s compassion.

“We do all this work and we get no government money for it. None. And you sit there and you think, here we are feeding 800 to 1,000 people a day… and the government says, ‘good job, Bill’.

“It’s just wrong.”

Mark says the current predicament facing our homeless simply isn’t good enough.

“I think it’s sad. It’s really sad that we’ve now got homeless people… for them to keep warm, for them to keep dry, they have to jump on a train. A two-and-a-half hour train ride to Newcastle.

“That’s not right.”

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