On the front page of today’s Canberra Times there’s a story about squatters residing in the old Flynn Primary School and a dispute between Mr Stanhope and Mr Coe in regards to if they are still there or not. Personally i think this is disgraceful – shouldn’t the arguement be around homeless people and the need to put an empty building to good use for a refuge as opposed to wasting public funds by arguing over when a photo was taken. I think the govt needs to be more proactive and look at the lack of shelter that many homeless people have access to in the ACT. Use the school – if the govt isn’t going to open it up again as a school – use it as a refuge or day centre…..don’t just let it rot away.
[Ed. Just in case you wanted to read the Chief’s view on Coe falling hook, line and sinker for the anonymous report you can check that out here]