Ease restrictions for 3000 residents of public housing towers like the rest of Victoria

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Ease restrictions for 3000 residents of public housing towers like the rest of Victoria

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I am deeply concerned about the welfare of 3000 vulnerable residents in public housing who have been forced into a “Hard” lockdown without warning limiting their freedom to buy essentials, work/study or get any fresh air/exercise like the other “hotspots” of Victoria currently in stage 3 restrictions. This is a blatant violation of human rights and I’m absolutely disgusted that this is taking place in Victoria.

Some of these residents have fled war and family violence, some have mental health conditions, many are new migrants, indigenous people or may have underlying drug/alcohol dependency.

These are vulnerable members of our community that have been singled out and targeted as they are from low socioeconomic backgrounds and because they are in public housing. They have been unnecessarily intimidated with a large police presence. They have been locked up like criminals which I’m extremely concerned will trigger memories of past trauma and lead to a spike in family violence and suicide . This is possibly the worst thing you can do to them.

There are a plethora of options to screen people to stop the spread of Covid-19 that are more humane than this. If you were deeply concerned about their health and well-being you would at the very least allow them scheduled time to go outside, you could isolate the known cases and allow other residents to leave for work or school commitments by checking their temperature upon entry and exit.
Surely, anything is better than this Dan! 

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