Machine stolen, more trauma…it’s another day in ‘Hellbourne’

Herald Sun
Reporters – Suzan Delibasic, Regan Hodge

Quotes and comments supplied by Executive Director Bill Lang

Small Business Australia executive director Bill Lang said anyone who spent time in Melbourne post-Covid found a city taken over by homeless people and drug addicts.

"It's a place to avoid rather than spend time exploring"

"What local business owners want to see is urgent action from the state government and the City of Melbourne to restore the city to its former status. That starts with effective mental health policy to help those in desperate need of support, investment in drug rehabilitation centres to help those suffering on the streets and extra policy to keep both the public and business owners safe."