Making the most of inherited jeans

Members from left Elaine Martin, Claire Green, Margaret Ranson, Margaret Hoey, Elaine Holman, Jan McGrath with some of their blankets.

Breakfast club

PENNY MULVEY EARLIER this year, visitors to Melbourne have expressed concern about the increasing numbers of homeless either sleeping rough or begging on city streets.

Rough justice?

FRIDAY FORUM From Thursday next week the public can make submissions on the City of Melbourne Council’s move to virtually ban homeless people from living in the CBD.

Argument rages over whether begging is a crime

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle says attempts by the Greens to decriminalise begging will rob the city of the only means it has to divert people off the streets and get them appropriate help.

Locked out even in laneway

PENNY MULVEY When is an alcove a home? Sadly, it is more often than any of us would like to imagine as we enjoy the comfort of four walls and a cosy bed.

Counting the homeless on Census night

On 9 August, Australians will take part in the 2016 Census. The largest statistical collection in the country will provide a snapshot of how the Australian population has changed over the past five years.

Selfish or supportive?

Friday Forum Your views on the news The annual Vinnies CEO sleepout took place in Melbourne on Thursday night.