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A Western Australia council will stop playing a Wiggles song it was using to drive homeless people away from a public space. Some say music is just one of many ways local governments attempt to do this.
It’s not the first time councils or authorities have attempted to make public areas less appealing to homeless people and those sleeping rough.
Professor Cameron Parcell, an industry fellow at the Australian Research Council specialising in poverty and homelessness, said playing music was a “deeply problematic” way to dissuade homeless people from using public spaces.