MELBOURNE (Boscutti Report) — Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has launched an initiative targeting Victorians sleeping rough in the ongoing battle to combat the chronic issue of homelessness.
Mr Andrews announced a new measure aimed at intervening early in the cycle of homelessness, particularly in high-need regional centres including Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong.
‘Mate, we’ll be giving each and every one of them a fucking one-way airline ticket to Sydney,’ he said.
‘Jetstar has one-way flights for $49.’
A spokesperson said cheaper flights on Tigerair were considered but dismissed on humanitarian grounds.