Martin Place tent city: Labor to vote against state government’s proposed law change

LABOR will vote against the government’s proposed law changes to move on the Martin Place tent city.

The Daily Telegraph understands the opposition will not support the legislation — though that does not mean it is doomed, depending on what the crossbench do, with the opposition claiming the legislation to give police the power to tear down Sydney’s tent city for the homeless is nothing but a smokescreen to mask “political argy-bargy” between two tiers of government.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian yesterday announced new laws would give the government the power to move on the homeless camp, with the expectation they would be passed and effective by Friday.

It is understood the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party will back the legislation.

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