Praise for Flemington Tower

Praise for Flemington Tower
Rhonda Dredge

The Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre has praised the way the recent exposure site at the public housing tower on Racecourse Rd, Flemington was handled by the community.

“What we’re seeing is the community organising and responding in a remarkable way,” a principal lawyer with the centre Gregor Husper said.

He said health concierges at the public housing estate were “using knowledge trees to stay on top of information.”

The recent COVID response is in marked contrast with the forced lockdown of the tower last year by 300 police.

The legal service had a 24-hour presence at that lockdown to handle the human rights abuses in terms of food, information and children.

He said the community had made it clear since then about its disgust in the way authorities behaved.

“So much trust was eroded that other agencies were viewed with suspicion,” he said •

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