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We have just returned from a short visit to Sydney and stayed in Goulbourn St near Wentworth Ave. When walking around the CBD during the day and night we noticed three things missing that would be obvious in Melbourne. Beggars, Police and Buskers.

In Melbourne there are beggars on just about every corner in the CBD. We saw none in Sydney. We saw one homeless man in Hyde park at about 10am still in his sleeping bag, but that was all.

Around Flinders Street Station in Melbourne particularly but over the city in general you often see police in pairs or small groups patrolling. Again, we saw none in Sydney, even around Circular Quay.

We saw only 1-2 buskers, in Melbourne on the same length trip you would encounter half a dozen or more.

Is there some reason for these three to be missing? Just curious. Apart from Sydney being perfect?

PS we did even see a tram in Sydney! How long have they been back?

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