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Student housing shortage reflected in Sydney University squatter standoff

Lee Rhiannon 16 Sep 2011

Greens Senator and higher education spokesperson Lee Rhiannon says the NSW Police have overacted to the presence of squatters at Sydney University.

“The NSW Police riot squad along with emergency, fire and other services have rushed to Sydney University to deal with squatters who have been occupying a disused building for the last three months. This is huge over reaction,” Senator Rhiannon said

“These people are legitimately highlighting the housing crisis faced by students and others on low incomes living in Sydney.

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