Renewed calls to abolish the begging offence and to address poverty instead

Hugh Bohane
Updated June 18 2024 - 5:39pm, first published 1:00pm
A homeless person sleeping rough in Launceston CBD. Picture: Craig George
A homeless person sleeping rough in Launceston CBD. Picture: Craig George

The Tasmanian Government announced five years ago it would repeal the offence of begging, and Community Legal Services Tasmania has called on members of parliament to act on that promise.

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Hugh Bohane

Hugh Bohane

Senior Journalist

Journalist at The Examiner, covering breaking news, community news, crime and court. Got a story? I'd like to hear it: hugh.bohane@austcommunitymedia.com.au. Formerly a freelance correspondent and Griffith Uni graduate.

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