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Your views: on churches sheltering homeless, council factions and Shed 26

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Today, readers comment on a call for churches to open their doors to the homeless on winter nights, the impact of council factionalism, and Labor commitment to Port Adelaide.

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Open the doors

Commenting on the story: Moran defies city council gag rule, calls on churches to open doors to homeless

I think it only fair that churches be asked to utilise their facilities to shelter the homeless, particularly in times of bad weather.

I am not surprised that people in Paris view this favourably and I think many Australians would hold churches in higher regard if they could see a real effort to help, rather than being concerned about the state of their pipe organ. Jeff Sawade

Regarding Cr Moran’s request that chuches open their doors to the homeless, with so many empty buildings in the CBD, it’s difficult to understand why she and her fellow councillors don’t take the obvious step of making those buildings available, along with the support of the State Government.

If an empty government-owned building suffered from being used in this fashion, better a disused building than a used church. Cathy Chua

Faction inaction

Commenting on the story: City council votes to gag itself

As an Adelaide City Council ratepayer for the past 14 years, I have experienced the development of the two faction division.

Due to an ongoing situation, our local community has been forced to seek assistance from ACC over many years. 

Recently, it has been a hapless experience to have another ongoing issue rightfully acknowledged, to obtain genuine assistance, or just receive courtesy responses to communications from elected members and now, staff members.

Trying to achieve positive outcomes from ACC was tough enough before the “Team Adelaide” dissent. Now it’s woeful. – Name supplied

Where were you?

Commenting on the story: “ALP heartland”: Labor urged to fight for Shed 26

A piece of rusted out, asbestos-riddled junk built in 1951. Far from historical.  

Where were all the Labor Party protestors when the other sheds were demolished under the previous government’s time in office?

Plain hypocrisy. – Alex Filipovic

How about concentrating on fixing our hospitals first.

The Labor Party’s handling of the building of our new overpriced hospital and dismantling our health services is partially too blame for the present situation of our disintegrating services.

Worry about your voters’ health and wellbeing, before a few dilapidated buildings. Mike Lesiw 

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