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"The way our society is structured... has taught us to see everything as a commodity, something to be sold for profit. Housing, obviously, is squarely in this category." Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily

The ache for home is more important than the drive for wealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that governments can address homelessness if they have the political will. However, argues John Falzon, Australia’s policy settings continue to treat housing as an opportunity make money, rather than an essential ingredient of healthy living.


CEO's lockdown hope for rough sleepers

Amid the continual stream of bleak coronavirus stories, Adelaide’s ability to drastically reduce homelessness has seemed a beacon of hope. InDaily spoke with Australian Alliance to End Homelessness CEO David Pearson about whether ending rough sleeping is sustainable.


Private rental option to house homeless

South Australia is “slipping behind” other states on reducing homelessness, with a goal to end rough sleeping in the city unlikely to be achieved by the end of this year unless the private rental sector steps up, the former head of the Adelaide Zero Project says.


City council pushes on with Hutt St Centre legal review

Adelaide City Council has voted to proceed with its controversial legal review of Hutt Street Centre land use – despite one councillor warning it could cost ratepayers up to $100,000 – while changing grants to community groups and charities from three years to one, with an annual review of their effectiveness.