(above) Government-funded UnitingSA is promoting women living in houses as “at risk of homelessness” to justify the government reserving public housing for them if they want to end their heterosexual relationships. To provide this housing, the government is reducing housing for those actually living outside, the majority of whom are white men and Aboriginal men.
(above) UnitingSA's government funded sexist Western Adelaide Homelessness Service in Lipsom Street Port Adelaide. Taking housing from homeless white men and Aboriginal men. (Circa March 2018. Adelaide Homeless Journal).
(above) A carton of medium-strength beer hidden for weeks near an indigenous homeless camp. Compared to the drugs a person living outside can get from doctors and drug dealers, beer is the new Nice. (Circa March 2018).
(above) The world of statistics and social worker administrators means little to our culture of camping wherever we can find a few hours of peace. (Adelaide Homeless Journal circa 2018).
(above) A tribal camper's silver pillow near the West Terrace Cemetery. Some homeless people are moderate drinkers like others living in houses. White fellas often adopt a puritanical lifestyle while undergoing the crisis of living outside. Many Aboriginals living outside do not touch alcohol or drugs. Circa March 2018.
Major Brian Samson dead
Major Brian Samson died a few minutes ago. He had recently had exploratory surgery when it was discovered that the cancer had gone through his stomach and pancreas. He passed away at Modbury Hospital this Easter Saturday of 2018.
Brian was the Salvation Army Corps officer at Seacombe Gardens in the 1990’s and described as one of the most loved officers in the division in South Australia, then and now.
He had two sons and a daughter, the latter currently the deputy leader of the International Staff Songsters.
Brian never got over his wife’s death and had suffered depression for the past five years, but it was the cancer that got him.
R.I.P. Brian Samson
7:00pm 31 March 2018
UnitingSA betrays those living outside
While the majority of people living outside in Adelaide are white men and Aboriginal men, the pamphlets at UnitingSA’s government funded Western Adelaide Homelessness Service indicate otherwise. The image on their “Homelessness” leaflet is of a young white woman and white child. They appear to have been exposed rarely to sunlight, let alone lived outside.
The South Australian government keeps welfare rental houses and units vacant to encourage certain heterosexual women to leave their men. This program of empowering women is not politically palatable so the government disguises it as “helping the homeless”. They justify it by categorising such women as “at risk of homelessness”.
One might sympathise with this viewpoint, but the betrayal by the salaried bureaucrats in UnitingSA is that they pretend that housing is being provided to people living outside while it is actually being reduced, in this case to the majority demographic: Aboriginal and white men.
31 March 2018 Second Edit: Late 31 March 2018
Adelaide Casino lowers coffee levels
The Cousin reports that the Casino has reduced the contents of its coffee cups to three-quarters full. This is the cheap and nasty coffee from the machines. Pokies players are given two cups free if they lose a certain amount of money in the gaming machines.
The Cousin checked all the machines and determined that they had been systemically adjusted rather than one machine being faulty.
The Cousin added that one soft-drink machines was broken and that meals in Café Junction were now up to $15 compared to $3.00 ten years previously. He said the place was nearly empty. Even Train Wreck was absent.
31 March 2018
No free food at Gospel City Church on Easter Saturday
Second Bite supplies Gospel City Church at Munno Para. However, they do not collect on Good Friday so have nothing to deliver to Gospel City on Saturday. Also, the amounts they give Gospel City are in decline, possibly because that Mafiosi group named Food Bank have monopolised the “business”. 30 March 2018
Special delivery from Woolworths
“Found an unopened 900 gram jar of Bega peanut butter in the Woolies bin last night with a note sticky taped to it. “Customer does not like the feel of the container? Unopened? Reutrned and refunded $9.00. Binned…”
The Night Talker 30 March 2018
(above) A rare backpacker's tent in the Adelaide CBD parklands in March 2018.
Free food at Arndale Salvos
Salvation Army, 14 Arndale Street, Kilkenny (near Arndale shopping centre). ph (08) 8445 2044. Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:30pm then 1:15 pm to 3:00pm. Free fruit, vegetables and bread. No I.D. Or registration required. but if you want better stuff then they require an interview. Posted 30 March 2018
Secret free food days at Ingle Farm
Bridge Rd, Ingle Farm. Ph (08) 8397 9333 The Salvation Army free market day food is held on one annoyingly varying Friday morning of the month. Phone for more information. Also, food cards by appointment on Mon, Wed and Thurs. Changing times and places are one of the annoyances of the free food scene and a blessing of the Fred’s Van outfit. Posted 30 March 2018
Peterswool Road free food changes hours
The Seventh-day Adventist church in Elizabeth Park has replaced its 11:30am free food sessions to 1:30pm. The days of Monday and Thursday stay the same.
The session lasts about twenty minutes so it is crucial to get there on time.
Seventh-day Adventist Church 20 Peterswool Road, Elizabeth Park 1:30pm to 2:00pm Mondays and Thursdays. Best of get there at 1:30pm sharp. Free bread, fruit and vegetables and some groceries. Health Care Card required. Late 29 March 2018
(above) Wright Court Day Centre homeless mob build house for Heysen Trail walkers (circa 1990). Click on image to watch video by Paul Nicholas who was the manager at Wright Court. Eric Feldgate was with the Adelaide Central Mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGIzdQRJT-8
No Faith Works free food this Sunday
The Influencers Church Faith Work free food session at Salisbury Plain is cancelled this Easter Sunday, but will resume either next Sunday or the one after.
It is important to get on their phone message list as their times change nearly every week.
Faith Works at the Influencers Church, 1760 Main North, Salisbury Plain (near Pickles Auctions) Every Sunday from about 5:00pm except first Sunday of each month. Usually free coffee, biscuits, raffles then free fruit, vegetables and bread. Operates like a religious game show. No I.D. or registration needed. Crucial to get on their phone list for updates as they regularly change times and venues. www.faithworks.net.au/community-services .
Late 29 March 2018
Comparing an Ice thug with a social worker
Hutt Street Centre C.E.O. Ian Cox was described as having visited businesses in the vicinity of the Hutt Street Centre and telling the owners and managers that if they spoke publicly about the Ice dealers and violence on the street, it would ruin their business reputations.
Meanwhile, Ice enforcer, Mark Arstall, 39, with the help of a number of dealers, and with the support of Baptist WestCare, hunted down nearly every elderly non-drug using client of Adelaide CBD soup kitchens who had been mentioned favourably on this website. He threatened them. He physically assaulted some. He urged his druggie associates to attack them, spread fake rumours about them being paedophiles or police informers. He opened fake webpages under their names.
While Arstall’s behaviour far exceeded that of Ian Cox, they both appear to have friends in powerful positions. And both appear to want to shut down public knowledge of the Ice dealers preying on the homeless.
The reader might want to test other employees in the homeless sector. Mention the Ice dealers in one breath and observe the facial expression of the employee. Then mention this website in your next breath and observe the reaction. Then ask yourself: did something perverse just happen?
29 March 2018
From the Night Talker
“Re: the man who is currently living outside of the Elizabeth Public Library
“Fred's Van is open every Wednesday evening and the food court (Inside the Elizabeth Shopping centre) starts to heavily reduce prices on food, to the point, (just before closing around 7.30pm starts selling stuff for $1.00 and then finally giving it away) There is also plain old fashioned bin-diving. I would try places like the bin at the rear of Foodland on Yorketown road (after they have shut for the night and staff have gone home) and also going into the St. Vincent De Paul Op Shop at Elizabeth between 9.00am and 3.45am and asking for food assistance (they have never turned me away).
“There is also Fred's Van at Gawler on Thursday and various freebee meals around Elizabeth and Salisbury during the week and on the weekends. There is no reason to be going hungry in an inner suburb. You can also get lunch five days a week at Anglicare Food barn and try Coz We Care at Fremont Part (on Yorketown) road at 7.30am in the Morning on a Saturday.
“Good luck.....beating hunger is ultimately up to you. There is food out there (at low cost and or fee) you just have be proactive enough to get it.....”
The Night Talker. 29 March 2018
Adelaide Angels free Easter evening
The Pilgrim Church is hosting the Adelaide Angels free meal, haircut and takeaway food this Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018. It will start at about 4:30pm in the church hall back of the church rather than the Adelaide City Council meeting room or Town Hall. This is due to the Angels, “Having some argument with the Lord Mayor.” This is a welcome change as it depoliticises the event and frees the audience from having to listen to Mayor Martin Haese or government M.P. Rachel Sanderson pretending the free event is their initiative rather than that of Stephan and the Adelaide Angels.
The event is open to everyone, but especially caters for the homeless and underclass culture. No registration or I.D. required for this free event.
The Pilgrim Church is at 12 Flinders St, Adelaide, near Victoria Square. It might be wise to phone the church for more information on (08) 8212 3295. 28 March 2018
Security Guard at Job Prospects in Salisbury
The crooked government-funded outfit called “Job Prospects” has hired a security guard to restrict entry to its office in Salisbury.
They may fear the Anti-poverty Network or that fellow who yelled at staff in the Salisbury Centrelink office last week. The government should close down the useless “Job Prospects” and those other crooked employment agencies and instead spend the money on housing. 28 March 2018
Getting worse on Hutt Street?
“Absolutely, often. They definitely intimidate my customers, the general public; it’s bad as it is…threatening.”
A Hutt Street business operator responding to a question about the Ice junkies on Hutt Street near the Hutt Street Centre 28 March 2018
(above) Mark "Ngongotaha" Arstall, 39, from New Zealand chased an elderly can-collector white woman down Grenfell Street last Friday. He took a video of her fear for his website. (See 27 March 2018 posting for fuller description of incident.)
Arstall chases elderly woman down Grenfell Street
Mark “Ngongotaha” Arstall, 39, chased an elderly white woman down Grenfell Street last Friday. She is a rubbish bin can collector in her mid-fifties who abstains from drugs and alcohol.
Arstall called her a whore and threatened her while recording the scene on video as she fled towards Rundle Mall.
He bailed her up in James Place, screaming that he’d take her to court for sending material to his facebook page. A crowd formed and Arstall ran away when another man told him to “shove off”.
Arstall, from the North Island of New Zealand, has a history of attacking elderly and disabled white men in their 60’s and 70’s and has threatened this woman with death during the past 18-months. He threatened to cut her throat with a broken bottle last year.
He recorded last Friday’s scene on video. He seeks images of vulnerable people showing fear as he threatens to kill them or shouts in public that they are paedophiles, when they aren’t. He puts these images of fear on his numerous webpages, most opened under other people’s names.
Arstall has the support of Baptist WestCare management and the Adelaide University lawyer and students who operate from a room in the Baptist complex.
He loathes elderly white people who abstain from drugs and alcohol, but befriends Adelaide’s Ice junkies and dealers, including those who helped Emma Hines destroy herself.
Arstall’s behaviour resembles that of a coward subconsciously working himself up to commit more serious offences.
He may have protection from people in high places as he experiences few problems with the police.
27 March 2018
(above) The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission will neither confirm nor deny they are investigating the Ruf Us charity with its warehouse in South Terrace, Wingfield (Adelaide).
(above) Tribal desert friends of Emma Hines still meet in the Adelaide CBD West Parklands.
(above) Emma Hines about the time she went to Sydney. Once the heroin dealers got her away from her family in Adelaide and addicted, she “didn’t stand a chance”. Nineteen years later, she was a destroyed woman wandering about the Adelaide CBD parklands, smacking herself in the head until blood poured from her ears, asking people to pray for her. Her body was found across the road from Veale Gardens in early 2016, just another anonymous druggie.
Has Ian Cox been helpful?
“No, I rang him six months ago about different things, nah, he’s not concerned.”
A man talking about Hutt Street Centre C.E.O. Ian Cox’s response when a Hutt Street business operator phoned him about the Ice addict problem emanating from the Centre. 27 March 2018
Increased food dumped at rubbish dump
from the Night Talker
“I have to drive past the IWS (International Waste Services) Rubbish Dump at Lower Light, each morning, on my way to work.
“For the last few weeks, the usual pungent smell has got ten times worse and hits your senses, a few km before you get to lower Light and lasts a few km, past the dump site.
“I have been told by an insider (who works for the company, who operates the dump) that this is largely because there has been a massive increase in organic waste from outer northern supermarkets, going to this site.
“He also told me, that the (ever present) rodent problem (aka rats and mice) has reached plague proportions. Allegedly, this has not been helped, by the fact that (for decades) staff actively pursued a policy of maiming/killing any feral cats/kittens on the site, to the point, there are none to be seen (at this point in time.)
“This inside source stated to me, that he witnesses, extremely large trucks entering this site numerous times a week, (who are clearly owned by a number of well known supermarket chains) dumping (what he describes as) perfectly edible food) The talk amongst the drivers is, that the supermarket's are dumping organic (and hard) refuse at record levels, because it is more profitable for them to do this (as they can claim the loss as a tax deduction at the end of each financial year) than it is to separate and donate.
“From what I have personally experienced (as a bin diver) and as someone who talks with others about this issue, is that the whole recycling of edible food (in this state at least) is nothing short of a complete farce. One wonders what the agenda of organisations like second byte, food bank and oz harvest actually is, considering that several tons (or more) of edible food stuff (and an equally large quantity of perfectly re-usable) hard waste, is going to landfill or the through a grinding machine?
“In the meantime, I watch children (in the northern suburbs where I work) going to school in thongs, carrying plastic shopping bags instead of backpacks) and meet more and more people (from the very young to the aged) engaging in bin diving (not because its trendy or they are eco-warriors or reductionists, etc., etc.,) but simply to feed themselves.....”
“You work it out?”
The Night Talker. 27 March 2018
Sleeping outside in Elizabeth
The man listening to his radio plugged into the wall outside the Elizabeth Library said he hadn’t eaten for three days ― until he’d gotten some food from Anglicare, he quickly added, when I looked at the bag of food in his Coles trolley. He didn’t ask for money.
He said an Anglicare employee told him that the showers at the swimming pool were free to use. “Can a bureaucrat be trusted?” I asked.
“He seemed reliable,” the man replied, but the Y.M.C.A. woman at the Elizabeth Aquadome said they did not offer free showers to anyone living outside. The cost was $5.30 concession.
The 40-year-old man said that the crowds at homeless soup kitchens made him anxious so he avoided them. This is true of many people living outside. The crowded nature of the new Fred’s Van Café on Wednesdays at 6:00pm at St Vinnies near the Elizabeth railway station is problematic to those living outside.
The man had been on ........... for ten years then methadone for a similar period, the latter destroying his teeth. He said he avoided drugs…
His Mum died two days before Christmas. He said no one could help him where he was now and he’d get through it. He apologised for the sound of his radio.
He continued over the next week sleeping in the narrow walkway to the carpark, making people use another route to their cars. Then he moved on, as those living outside always do.
He is the new normality on the social landscape while hundreds, possibly thousands of government houses and units sit empty in Adelaide. 26 March 2018
Cheap, but not free showers at Y.M.C.A. Elizabeth Aquadome
From The Night Talker
“The Elizabeth aqua dome does NOT provide free showers for the homeless, but you can get to use their pool/ shower facilities, seven days a week from 5.30am until 9.30pm at night (10.00pm on weekends) if you are willing to pay $22.00 a fortnight) This is the concession rate, that can be taken out of your bank (direct debit) or Centrelink payments, if you so wish.
“You need to be in receipt of a low income health care card or pensioner concession card. I just signed up so I can go swimming a couple of days a week, before and after work.
“It would have to be the cheapest entrance rate for any swimming pool in the state, that I know of.
“Most people spend more than twenty dollars a week on their lunch, public transport, alcohol or cigarettes, so I actually think it’s really good value for money.”
The Night Talker. 26 March 2018
(above) Dangerous Clem's friends from the desert have camped near the West Terrace Cemetery for decades. Near the end, a ruined Emma Hines sought refuge with these timeless people, her time having run out.
From the Contact Page
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26 March 2018
From the Contact Page
“hordes of coppers outside hut street center this morning, [Friday] any idea why??”
Editor: No. Be glad to hear why. Anyone else know? Late 25 March 2018
COS We Care Elizabeth
An older Aboriginal woman, a young white woman and two sunburnt men were waiting in an old car when Ann Cooper pulled in with the food van.
The man living on the concrete outside the Elizabeth library did not arrive. He suffers from anxiety in crowds so avoids free food venues for homeless people.
Rob and John Cooper were at Bunnings selling grilled sausages to raise money to keep the Cos We Care vans operating. They pick up food from various retailers during the week, but avoid the monopolistic Food Bank.
A nervous Asian man with hair covering his eyes grabbed a few items then wheeled away a Coles shopping trolley holding his blankets.
A former Ice addict who has been off the gear for a year was feeling terrible. He said he was ill, but did not specify the cause.
Another man said he’d been “inside” for five years and got compensation money for internal bleeding after another prisoner punched him in the head while he was sleeping.
Two supporters helping Cos We Care are from the Christian spiritual church in Elizabeth South. They donate their personal money to the Cos We Care operation. Lots of clients were available to unload the van. The gas bottle was empty so Bryony went and filled it. Until then, the hot water came from two vacuum flasks.
An Aboriginal man brought an injured cockatoo wrapped in a cloth to a friend of Bryony named Melissa who runs an animal rescue service. Melissa also provided free toiletries to women in hospitals for three years. Both women are friends of Jenny Hallam who provided free medicinal marijuana to people suffering sometimes terminal seizures and cancer. The South Australian police have charged her with drug offences while the Ice enforcers walk up and down Hutt Street without little impedance.
The free fruit and vegetables were top quality two weeks in a row, but the quantities could have been larger. Cos We Care have been mostly locked out of the wholesale fruit and vegetable markets due to an anti-trading deal between management and Food Bank. These are the savage politics of trying to help the homeless and the underclass.
COS We Care, Saturdays 7:30am - 9:00am Carpark 1, Fremont Park, Yorktown Road, Elizabeth (surveillance cameras in operation) Ice dealers not welcome Also, on Sundays 7:30am - 9:00am Corner of South Terrace and Hutt Street, Adelaide Free fruit, vegetables, bread, canned foods, coffee, cake and soup. Registration and I.D. not required. Review for 17 March 2018 Posted 25 March 2018
Police slow to act on Hutt Street robbery
One or more people smashed the windows of the Arab Steed Hotel and Laksa House in Hutt Street last weekend. Alcohol was stolen from the Arab Steed.
A source on Hutt Street told the co-owner of the Arab Steed Hotel, Shayne White, that there were empty alcohol bottles near Homo Hill, around the corner from the Hutt Street Centre, where two men were camping.
Shayne White called the police on Monday. He said they were not “extra keen” to respond and did not turn up. On Tuesday, a parks employee saw the two campers at Homo Hill and phoned Shayne White who made two more calls to the police and eventually a patrol was sent out. (Another source said it took a call to Leon Byner on 5AA before the police made a move).
When the police arrived, Shayne White said the now empty bottles appeared to be from his store because one was a new item they’d stocked. They’d bought just three bottles, sold none and two had been stolen.
The police did not check the bottles for fingerprints saying they would not be useful in a prosecution and thus no one was charged, and that was the end of it.
Late 24 March 2018
Exemptions from compulsory Australian voting
One Can Collector in Adelaide regular pays a fine for not voting. He is semi-literate. He expects a $70 fine for the recent South Australian election and will pay it by collecting 700 drink cans from Adelaide rubbish bins.
Another man at a soup kitchen says he is exempt. He says he is illiterate and that the stress of voting triggers an epileptic seizure. His Mum doesn’t have to vote, either, because she “lost her writing hand”. Late 24 March 2018
(above) For many people across metropolitan Adelaide, living outside is a way of life. It is not necessarily a stage of desperation, but a profound state of social alienation that is accepted as how life will always be.
Bin Diving is a funny thing...
from the Night Talker
“I have just come back from Bin Diving this evening, (bin diving during a long weekend is always a lucrative affair) and as usual, I have several of everything......Bin diving is like that. If you set out to expect to find something on one week, you rarely find it. But go again the following week (or a few weeks later) and what you wanted earlier but could not find, is now available in epic proportions.
“Tonight I got quite a decent haul. Several bottles of designer (unhomoginised, Full Crème Milk from the Adelaide Hills) a three quarter full bag of Baxter's Dog Food (what remained of a split open, 15 kg bag of dry dog food) A six pack of Ski- Pro-biotic, low fat organic yogurt, A one kg tub of Dairy vale, Natural Pot Set Yogurt (plain) Several tubes of Beef, liver and Chicken, dog jerky treats (all still sealed and in date, obviously not a good seller?) Several tubs of (very expensive) King Island Crème, several packets of Kabana and kransy sausages (pet food) several still (very hot) roast chickens and a bag of (still warm) baked goods...
“Some months ago, I went bin diving and ended up with (no less) than 15 jars of Cocoa Butter Formula face cream, several jars of shea body butter, twelve packets of (still sealed up) toothbrushes and enough Venus disposable razors for women, to cut my wrists, twenty times over..... I understand that (most) products (including cosmetics have a best by date) but I am still trying to work out how this applies to items such as razors, hairbrushes, tea-towels, shoes, plastic wrap/garbage bags, shampoos, cooking utensils and resealable plastic containers??? (Mind you this is just a small list, what I have found over time, goes beyond this)
“Waste, waste and more waste, when is this going to ever stop........."
The NIGHT TALKER 24 March 2018
Two druggies chase businessman into Hutt Street Café
Two men described as either African or Maori chased a white businessman down Hutt Street on Monday. The man ran into a café near the Hutt Street Centre where he hid in the toilets.
The two men chasing him appeared unconcerned that he might call the police and stood outside for half an hour. They were correct. Neither he nor anyone in the café did call the police for fear of retribution from the “Ice dealers” and lack of faith in the police.
The two men were dressed in hoodies, baseball caps and baggy trousers and described by another café customer as “definitely druggies”. They eventually left.
23 March 2018
(above) Is the Hutt Street Centre part of a Deep State experiment in social control using methamphetamine derivatives manifesting as both legal prescriptions and impure street drugs? An aspect of Control is creating a total profile of each client where harmless conversations become tools of the project.
Most Hutt Street traders won’t speak publicly
Attempts by certain business operators on Hutt Street to get people to complain on television about the Ice dealers has been an uphill battle.
They are afraid of retribution and have little faith in the police. One retailer said, “That’s why I want to keep my mouth shut and not say anything. No one’s going to look after me. I’m scared…I just wish this thing would go away.”
Another retailer said, “I reckon someone will try to knife me…the druggies will get revenge for the traders affecting, reducing their drug dealing business…I reckon Cox wants them to get revenge.”
23 March 2018
(above) Click on picture for video of Nunga and Anangu Aboriginals from Wright Court Day Centre in Adelaide on trip to Uluru in about 1990. Contains old photos of the Wright Court Crowd of the 1980's. It is a tribute to the Adelaide Central Mission group for instigating the trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFMSWHHvpbE
Clayton’s el cheapo lunches
“Heaps of boiled eggs, heaps of f***in’ chicken, salad, their salads are never f***in’ real flash, very few tomato in it, no cucumbers, just lettuce and pretty plain f***in’ boring dressing in it. Heaps of f***in’ chicken. I’d already been to Hutt Street to make sure I had things covered.
“They’re closing earlier, Hutt Street. They open [for lunch] at quarter to twelve then they close at half-past twelve. They used to close at quarter to one. You gotta be quick.
“Lunch [Hutt Street Centre], awe, maybe 50 or something, 50 or 60, some days more than others. Some days you only get 20 or 30 or something.”
Reviewer wishes to remain anonymous. Clayton Uniting Church Corner of Portrush Road and The Parade, Beulah Park Every Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm for Orange Sky Laundry
Second Tuesday of each month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm for free fruit, vegetables and coffee Every Wednesday from about noon for coffee and sandwiches. Every Friday for smorgasbord lunch at 12 noon. Small donation requested for Wednesday and Friday food, but not compulsory. 23 March 2018
Meanwhile, back at the rubbish bin
“I am eating my lunch. Nashi pears with cut up pomegranate, some mulberries, King Island Brie, triple smoked aged Tasmanian cheddar washed down with freshly ground Melitta coffee.”
The Night Talker 23 March 2018
Esoteric update on Centrelink’s Telephone and Internet allowance (TAL)
from The Night Talker
“The TAL is a quarterly payment that Centrelink paid/pays to permanently disabled individuals who were under the age of 21, at the time of their disability (which resulted in them going onto the DSP) It pays $115.00 per year (and or $28.80 per quarter) towards home telephone connections and $171.20 (and or 42.80 per quarter) for home internet subscribers.
“Recently the criteria has changed to include the following wording (see page 32 of 44 of the current Centrelink income statement book 1st January-19th March, 2018): ‘TAL is also paid to telephone subscribers who receive certain social security allowance payments and in specific circumstances.’
“What they are is not known to me (at this stage) but if you believe your entitled to this payment, then I strongly urge you to ring Centrelink's disability, sickness and carers line on 132717.
“The worst thing that can happen is that you have wasted some time and are not eligible. The best thing that can happen is that you are deemed eligible....... (in which case, you will be back paid for the time it takes to get you onto this allowance)
“It's up to you.....fight for what your entitled too. Good luck.”
The NIGHT TALKER. 23 March 2018
Government urging N.D.I.S. employees to work more paid overtime
Business is booming at the National Disability and Insurance Scheme. Employees are being urged by management to put themselves forward for more overtime. The N.D.I.S. is launching a new recruitment drive next month. Meanwhile, one man on a $55,000 annual disability treatment package says he is going to an N.D.I.S. funded private alcohol rehab clinic after leaving a dual drug/alcohol rehab clinic at Glenside Hospital where a drug addict killed herself in front of him. 22 March 2018
St Bede’s Drop-in-Centre
The ping pong table has returned. Wayne Ditmar was there. He is an Adelaide street icon who spent years sitting on city footpaths yelling obscenities at the world. He had major physical illnesses, but has improved. Wayne is a reference points for others who have lost their way.
Breakfast was canned beans on toast with hamburgers and sausages, sliced fruit plus cheese and ham toasted sandwiches.
The takeaway food included large amounts of potatoes, onions, noodles and pears.
The mood was sad. Client numbers are down. The two-month closure left some people sad. The new employee stands behind the counter and writes reports about clients. She finds little reasons to boss around the clients. The loss of three volunteers added to the despair. A conspiracy theory is that Anglicare is trying to kill the Drop-in-Centre.
St Bede’s Drop-in-Centre 200 Military Road, Semaphore Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:30 – 10:15am. Free breakfast including bacon and eggs, yoghourt, cereal, toasted sandwiches, fruit juice, sliced fruit, coffee, tea, Milo. Takeaway food includes potatoes, onions, carrots, rice crackers and fruit. No Ice Dealers. 22 March 2018
Norwood officer returning from Perth?
Major Paul Hateley was sent to Perth Fortress to stave off a mutiny by Salvationists against officers Brad and Angela Watson (Bradgela). He reputedly saved Perth Fortress and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Piano Player Wayne says Paul is the only person who can save Adelaide Congress Hall by re-establishing those Salvationists’ faith in the Army. One of the problems is the estrangement of the Equity Queen’s family and the resignation of Majors Jeff and Christine Waller
22 March 2018
The Port Church
The free weekly meal included chicken kebabs, sausages, beef rissoles, two kinds of salad, creamy pasta and other dishes plus bread and margarine rolls. There was salt, pepper and four types of sauce. The cutlery was plastic and came with serviettes.
Drinks include tea, coffee and bottled water. Ben, the Baptist preacher said the water was donated and asked that the bottles be left so the church could collect the ten-cent deposit. Ben keeps his feet on the ground. He drives a rusty van.
He got a little carried away with the microphone, but not as bad as Bruce Kurtzer at the Influencers Church. Ben showed a certain wisdom when he spoke to The Night Stalker about a shouting incident the previous fortnight.
The free takeaway food is good, but the queue is getting longer. The stuff comes from Second Bite and Food Bank. It included powerful garlic, excellent fresh ginger, Coke, pasta, pasta sauce, rotting leafy vegetables, good beetroot, potatoes, pears, turnips and other stuff, but those at the end of the queue missed out on some items.
A tired man pushed around his exhausted wheelchair wife; he introduced her to people to help her break out of her isolation.
A man asked a religious social worker how to escape from the Public Trustee. I listened wide-eyed, but this made the social worker nervous and she held closed the top of her shirt. She suggested that he pray and get a new social worker.
Old Bill said child molesters are everywhere while another man said it was strange that it was Rich Warner who was charged by police for trying to expose them.
The Port Church 47 Carnarvon Terrace, Largs North. (Le Fevre Baptist Church Hall) Wednesdays 5:00pm to 6:30pm Dinner, used clothing, fresh fruit and vegetables “Open to All & All for Free”. No I.D. or registration requirements. Phone 0414 693 218 for more details. No Ice Dealers. 22 March 2018
Another Oldies Joint in the city
“More support for older persons......
“City Support is an organisation that provides free assistance/ home care, visitation and social support for older persons (65+) living alone in the inner Adelaide, CBD areas. It is staffed primarily by volunteers (with some funding from the Adelaide City Council). It's address is 12 Sudholz Place Adelaide City. Phone: (08) 82322905.”
The NIGHT TALKER 22 March 2018
“Ian Cox is still wielding his bloody power. I didn’t realise how much power he’s got.”
Anonymous talking about the Hutt Street business operators afraid to speak publicly against the Ice dealers, many of whom have been operating near the Hutt Street Centre. The dealers have become a de facto Praetorian Guard looking after their own interests. Late 20 March 2018
Dopey Darren got some of that milk designed for cats. He drank it despite a warning: “Not for human consumption.”
Anonymous talking about the Chinese Cat's Milk being given out at numerous Adelaide free food joints Late 20 March 2018
Blair Athol Church of Christ free lunch
The free lunch was pasta with white sauce, white bread and margarine and unpopular pieces of iced buns with tea and coffee. Starch and sugar.
Horse Trader Steve and the man whose house burnt down handed out free vegetables and milk. Clients could help themselves to unlimited free bread and Quinoa chips with black seeds that cracked when bitten, leaving one wondering if the snap was the cracker or a tooth.
A woman with short hair was in a yelling mood. She yelled that someone threw a roll of paper in the women’s toilets, again. She shouted that “you” can go somewhere else, get out. Her yelling continued when she shouted that Orange Sky was for those who didn’t have access to washing machines, and not others. She carried a basket of what appeared to be church tablecloths. She later yelled instructions for those getting lunch.
The diners were predominantly elderly people with serious and terminal illnesses, or on heavy medication or disabled. Yelling at them was unnecessary. More suited to a 1950’s orphanage of kidnapped children.
Not that this affected attendee numbers. The joint was packed. It always is.
One man trailed a length of soiled toilet paper from the back of his trousers. When another diner removed it, he said, “I wondered where that went.” No one expressed embarrassment.
Another man said his neighbours had made his life hell for three years, but had gone. “Can you ask the Housing Trust to put in betters ones?” I asked.
“Whoever is at the top of the list they put in,” he replied.
There is no welcoming at this free lunch. You either fit in or you do not. Most diners are part of affinity groups or, more fittingly, hustling groups looking after their collective interests.
Nevertheless, it is a friendly and supportive place with the real power behind the throne quietly walking about with a Blue Tooth device in his ear.
Church of Christ 379 Prospect Road, Blair Athol (near the IGA) ph 8262 6263 11:30am to 2:00pm. Mondays. Free. 11:00am coffee and buns. 12:00noon lunch. Games including billiards. Vegetarian friendly. Limited free takeaway food such as bread and vegetables. Orange Sky Laundry 11:30am to 2:00pm. Closed on Public Holidays, but stays open during school holidays. Late 20 March 2018
(above) George from WestCare and Paul Nicholas from Wright Court Day Centre talking about the 1980's Adelaide homeless scene. Click on the picture to watch video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA8nZ_4K798
More money for adult nappies By the Night Talker “CAPS (incontinence payment) rising for 2018-2019 year.
“CAPS (continence assistance payment scheme) is a payment that is delivered via Medicare to persons who for medical, psychiatric or emotional reasons, cannot adequately manage their bowel or bladder functions without the assistance of continence aids or personal help.
“Currently the scheme is paying $600 per annum (or two lump sums equal to the above mentioned amount paid in January and June, of each year) into the bank account of the nominated person.
“To be eligible, one needs to be an Australian resident, have a defined medical, mental, psychological or emotional problem (as defined by a medical practitioner) and NOT being either a NDIS client or be currently residing in a HIGH CARE nursing home or residential facility.
Contact can be made via the following: Phone: 1800 330 066 or go to www.bladderbowel.gov.au and download an application form. This needs to be taken to your local G.P. who will need to sign that you have the above mentioned issue(s) and then you email or mail it back to Medicare.
“CAPS payment is NOT authorised and or legislated under Centrelink legislation and WILL NOT affect any kind of Centrelink or Department of Veterans affairs payments.”
The Night Talker Late 20 March 2018
Supported Residential Facilities of Adelaide
Ice, dope and heroin dealers have infiltrated Adelaide’s remaining Supported Residential Facilities (SRF). They use them to market and distribute their products.
The dealers’ favourite targets are brain damaged car crash victims who have collected accident compensation money not controlled by the Public Trustee. It is like striking gold. For the disabled person, it is like falling into a dark pit.
Dealers pressure poorer residents to take up prostitution or to fence housebreakers’ products at Cash Converters. Or to sell their I.D. documents to raise money for drugs.
Support Residential Facility residents have always been bombed out by savage psychiatric medications, but this now includes Ice and heroin.
20 March 2018
Bribery or discretion
A disabled man said that some disability welfare workers in Adelaide get $2000 on a debit card each week to use at their discretion. Expenditure includes “meetings” that are actually lunch and beer at a pub.
The theory is that therapeutic outcomes occur best in such atmospheres. Late 19 March 2018
Fight of the Decade?
How would Mark Arstall, 39, from Ngongotaha in New Zealand, size up against the similarly aged blue-eyed Liamsans guard at the Anglicare Food Barn in Elizabeth.
Liamsans Security Solutions hires ex-military people with combat experience. Arstall honed his fighting skills attacking disabled white men in their sixties and seventies in the Adelaide CBD homeless scene. Late 19 March 2018
Unknown battles behind the scenes
Remembering when the Hutt Street Centre tried to shut down Cos We Care.
It might seem inconceivable to think that a welfare agency trying to help homeless people would want to shut down a new one offering a similar service. Would not two groups help the homeless even more? And it wasn’t that the new group was stealing funding: it operated without paid employees.
But the Hutt Street Centre was antagonistic towards Cos We Care giving away free food in the Adelaide CBD parklands. They put pressure on the Adelaide City Council to insist Cos We Care apply for a license, hoping the Council would then refuse to issue it.
The dispute culminated with a founding Director of Cos We Care saying he would take the Adelaide City Council to the Supreme Court if they persisted. He was not bluffing. The Council bureaucracy might have sensed that or perhaps they did not want the bad publicity, but they relented. In turn, Cos We Care operates within health and safety regulations.
Who would have guessed that a benevolent organisation would try to stop another from also serving its customers?
Late 19 March 2018
Cheap transport to doctors in the Adelaide Hills
By The Night Talker
“Low cost Clinic Car for people living in the Adelaide hills area (anywhere from Williamstown to as far as Strathalbyn)
“The Adelaide Hills Council provides a number of Clinic Cars, available for persons who live in a Hills Location and need to regularly attend medical, psychiatric, physio/OT/podiatrist or mental health appointments.
“Council will provide a driver, who will transport and spend the day with the individual (if all day or however long the appointment is) The transport is from home to treatment facility to home [with] one flat fee. (around the $6.00 mark)
“Bookings need to be made via phone on (08) 83931833 or by writing to PO BOX 42, Mt. Barker Council SA 5251.”
The Night Talker Late 19 March 2018
National Disability Insurance Scheme pays for prostitutes
Nothing surprises a man with an ever-deadly heart condition. He stands up for himself and get what he needs; what he wants. He is a client of Partners in Recovery and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Disability social workers recently interrogated him about his “sex life”. They asked how often he does it, whether he was hetero, homo, transgender, etc. They wanted to know how often he had a bowel movement and information about his friends. They wrote down his answers. He plays the game for them and they play for him.
This man says that disabled clients can access money from the N.D.I.S. for prostitutes. He adds that they might use that money to rent a room at the motel owned by the policeman’s wife near Arndale shopping centre. The place where rooms are rented by the hour and where it was rumoured one might have purchased confiscated ammo.
But does the N.D.I.S. really fund prostitutes? I asked a senior employee of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. “Yes,” she said, then added, “…what it does mean is that if a severely disabled adult wants to enter into a consensual sexual contract with another adult, then it’s their right to access and do so…if it’s legal then we have no right to object…what right do we as a society have to deny a profoundly disabled person the need for sexual release?”
Late 18 March 2018
Follow the money trail
An unpaid worker at a small charity providing food for those living outside said that to understand what is happening at the Hutt Street Centre, one should “follow the money”. Who gets what. 18 March 2018
Salisbury Council's $295,000 program operates best without customers
The Night Talker describes a seven-dollars-an-hour home assist service kept secret for the selected few – in this case three clients – but which is available to many others.
“Salisbury Home Assist Package- not advertised other than online, but it's out there and available......
“The District Council of Salisbury has received considerable funding to run a 7 day a week, home assist program. The only problem is that it is NOT advertised outside of one single online website (Community Connecting Up Directory SA) (Which is virtually unknown outside of social worker/case manager land.)
“It provides home care (everything from showering/bathing, feeding, cooking meals to walking your dog and cleaning your yard etc., etc., etc.) for the one flat rate of $7.00 per hour. The times, hours and locations can be negotiated to suit the client. It is available for persons living INDEPENDENTLY in the community (people living in a nursing home/retirement village and or SRF (supported residential facility are excluded) Preference is given to frail aged (under 65), younger disabled, mentally unwell, isolated, vulnerable, retired and or semi-retired, unemployed or underemployed, lonely or challenged individuals.
“Free transport to hospital to doctors, psychiatrists, physios, OT’s, podiatrists, dieticians, social workers etc., within the Greater Northern Area. Transport provided by Council in their PAST (passenger assistance transport cars) using Council accredited and paid for drivers.
“To get onto the program phone (08) 84068225 or (08) 84068474 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Salisbury Council community development officer at PO box 8, Salisbury SA 5108.”
The NIGHT TALKER 17 March 2018
(above) Can many people understand how excruciating it is to get your hair cut by students out of a truck on an Adelaide city footpath in front of a charity institution? Such intimate services are performed in public to attract sympathy and donations to the Hutt Street Centre, but with little regard for the feelings of the clients. (Photo March 2018. Adelaide Homeless Journal).
(above) The TAFE students hairdressing is humiliating for the Hutt Street Centre clients, but for the associated social workers, it is a chance to get out of the office and gossip with their peers. (Photo Adelaide Homeless Journal, March 2018).
Chat and Chew has returned Head office employees at UnitingSA emphasised prior to reopening that new people were not welcome at Chat and Chew.
The reasons given were lack of space and money. Government money has shifted to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (N.D.I.S.). That cargo-cult outfit will be a financial windfall for some disabled people, but not for others.
Bill the Volunteer said of the N.D.I.S.: “Those who shout the loudest get the money.” We focussed our gaze on Lance, his brother and a woman friend. None of them can speak clearly. No one understands what they are saying. Will they reap a windfall?
The other volunteers were Judy, Phil Jones, Sharon, Vince the Younger, Ross the Social Worker, Collette and Stephen the Cook.
The food included huge amounts of roast chicken from Coles, excellent roast potatoes, crisp bread and margarine, boiled frozen peas and carrots followed by a healthy apple crumble that disappointingly lacked excessive sugar and salt.
There had been drama earlier on when the Chat and Chew cooking team discovered the dining room had been double booked until 4:30pm. Collette and Ross obligingly went through the back door to make coffee for clients sitting outside.
Furthermore, the powers-that-be have deemed that the kitchen cupboards must be unlocked so each group’s cooking supplies are getting mixed up. The Plymouth Brethren’s huge amounts of cooking oil ended up with Chat and Chew’s supplies.
Electronic cigarettes are allowed outside, but tobacco smokers stand on the footpath.
Chat and Chew nearly died early last year, but has returned from the dead, better than ever. But the name is silly. How does one say with dignity to another person that they are going to “Chat and Chew”. It sounds like lunch at a pre-school.
Chat and Chew Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide (now known as UnitingSA) 58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide. (entry from back gate off K-Mart parking area) 3:00pm to 6:00 pm (Every second Wednesday) Free Main course, dessert, tea and coffee. No takeaways 17 March 2018
(above) This site near the Catholic section of West Terrace Cemetery was a thriving Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara encampment last year. In true nomadic style, they either left or were evicted, but will return sooner or later. (Photo circa February 2018).
Food for the Community
The rush was small, but it doesn’t take much of a crowd of overwhelm Kat Lee’s small store crowded with fridges, freezers and high shelves.
I went there with The Night Stalker and The Man from Mandeville. They made purchases while we all got some free noodles, potatoes, onions, pears, strawberry jam, bread, pizzas and other stuff.
The Night Stalker took all the free dried chilies. He eats them straight while driving. It puts fire into his life.
Kat was selling small cans of John West salmon for fifty-cents and chocolate Cuban cigars for one-dollar.
Food for the Community 117 Grand Junction Road, Rosewater. No I.D. or registration required. Opening times: Tuesday 10:00am to 2:00pm. Wednesday: 1:00pm to 4:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm. Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm Out-of-date Food Bank groceries at 25% to 75% of normal retail prices. Free fruit, vegetables, good bread and certain other products available for a two-dollar donation. Also at 39 Lancaster Avenue, Parafield Gardens Tuesdays 3:30pm to 5:00pm. Fridays 9:30am to 5:00pm. 17 March 2018
New raid on the Hutt Street Centre
It has become difficult to go past the Hutt Street Centre without seeing a police car nearby. Last Tuesday, an observer said there was a “big raid” on the joint and not a simple visit by officers. 16 March 2018
New free food location in Semaphore Park
Nanna's Free Food 200 Bower Road, Semaphore Park Wednesdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Behind the Bower Cottages on the West Side of the Causeway.
This is the Plover Court free food service moved from the back of a Housing Trust unit to larger premises. They were struggling, but have come back better than before.
Last Wednesday, they offered free food, barbecue and food for sale. No registration or I.D. required. They have abolished their entry fee. Everyone welcome.
They offered cat’s milk, hard candy, tomatoes, potatoes, Bickford’s No Sugar Cordial, caramel and chocolate flavoured condensed milk and other somewhat strange items. Most customers went for the better stuff that was sold inside the building. Forty people were there and it has become more bustling that at the old location. Nice atmosphere. Dwayne was there. And Justine who went to Chat and Chew in 2002.
16 March 2018
“I think it would be really good if there was more ability for us to contribute, to give something back instead of us always being on the handout side.”
A client talking about the Adelaide City Salvation Army free meal on Saturdays. The strict rules of volunteer engagement prevent most clients from helping. 16 March 2018
Free $500 by playing the financial planning game
by The Night Talker
“Smith Family- Brotherhood of St. Lawrence and ANZ bank, relaunch the (not very well advertised) MONEY SAVER PLUS PROGRAM.
“The Smith Family in SA has relaunched the MONEY SAVER PLUS Program. (Though like most of these essentially good programs, they are barely advertised outside of S.W./Financial counsellor circles.)
“It is essentially, a ten month program (though you can in effect keep saving, till you are six foot under) that aims at assisting people with their financial literacy and financial wellbeing
“It provides up to $500.00 in matched savings, to anyone who is eligible to open a savings account with their local ANZ branch. (must have a health care card or pension card(have some form of regular income (anything from Centrelink payments to a part time job to making money from collecting cans will do) and be over the age of 18.)
“The participant will then be required to attend two, three hour literacy training sessions ( free evening meal and refreshments provided) and set up a savings account with their local ANZ branch with a minimum of $50.00. (There are no fees and charges attached to this particular saving accounts, EVER and CENTRELINK cannot touch it!!!)
“At the end of the ten months, whatever you have saved, the Government will match dollar for dollar (up to $500.00) this co-contributed money can be spent on anything educational, (e.g. laptop, school uniforms, books, backpack, school breakfast and lunch fees/excursion, bus fees and or home etc/art class fees, TAFE, UNI, etc. etc. etc...
“Then come the following year, you can do it all over again, (without having to go to the budgeting classes, because that is a one off) and the co contribution will be matched again, dollar for dollar (up to $500.00)
“How long will this program last? Anyone's guess, but at the moment (as far as I am aware) there are virtually no clients, and Smith Family case workers are screaming for participants....
“I am one. I signed up last week.
“To get yourself enrolled you need to do the following; go onto bsl.org.au and register online or, text 1300-610-355 with your first and last name, reason for text (super saver plus program) your suburb, phone number and post code and you will get a return call from a Smith Family F.C. (financial counsellor) who will direct you to the nearest Smith Family Case Worker.
The NIGHT TALKER. 16 March 2018
A critic of the Hutt Street Centre said that the people of druggie appearance are encouraged, or at least allowed to stand outside so as to attract sympathy and donations to the Centre. Late 15 March 2018
Piano Player Wayne back in hospital
“Piano player Wayne is back in hospital with yet another infection in his foot where the last amputation occurred. It’s costing the health service a lot of money wouldn't it be cheaper to keep him admitted in hospital until his wounds heal or am I wrong???? At the rate they keep cutting bits off his feet he will be legless in no time then he will be able to go to a rehabilitation centre to learn to walk on his new peg leg which would cost $100s of thousands of dollars. Don't make much sense to me.” A Worker Who Cares Late 15 March 2018
Playing to the insurance companies
Service was slow at the free DUO Saturday event at the Salvation Army in Pirie Street, Adelaide. An unpaid worker said they were short-staffed. “Would you like some help,” a client asked.
“Oh, no, no, no….no,” was the quick answer. The reason was that being a volunteer requires health checks, police clearances, insurance and a committee meeting to determine if that person is suitable. The extreme fear of legal repercussions prevents people from being allowed to help. It isn’t the Salvos’ fault.
Of course, when clients are attacked and injured by other clients at most welfare joints, management pounces on the victim instead of the aggressor. This is to stomp down any idea in the victim and he or she might make a compensation claim. An exception was Grinder punching Mrs Telstra’s best friend, Michael Lazarus at WestCare last year.
So if you see two clients fighting, or one smashing another, and an employee tells them to “take it outside”, the reason is to absolve the charitable organisation from legal liability. To hell with the victim. 15 March 2018
St Vincent de Paul jumps the gun
Fred’s Van was too quick at Elizabeth to promote the addition of a Sunday lunch to their free services. One man went there on a Sunday to discover no one there.
Fred’s Van had announced their upcoming service before it was ready to start. They said they had to recruit and train volunteers. That should not be hard. A medical student told me that she wanted to volunteer for Fred’s Van in the city and was told there was a six-month waiting list to work without pay. Another person said it cost $300 to become a volunteer at the Hutt Street Centre. 15 March 2018
Angela kicked out of Castle Plaza
Angela was kicked out of the Castle Plaza shopping centre after being caught stealing dishwashing liquid. She later fell and banged her head and called out, “Donald, Donald,” the name of her ex-boyfriend, which didn’t make her current boyfriend happy.
Angela’s elderly parents won’t let her live at home because she has been an alcoholic since she was 15. 15 March 2018
Internal strife at Adelaide Congress Hall
In an uncorroborated report, Majors Jeff and Christine Waller went on stress leave in February after receiving blowback from kicking out a lifelong soldier from the Do Unto Others (DUO) homeless program.
This soldier in her early 70’s was not shy of confronting others including The Bait Woman who reputedly knocked off the bulging donation tin at St Bede’s Drop-in-Centre in Semaphore. (The loss included $50 donated by the Adelaide Homeless Journal photographer).
The banned soldier’s family has been active in the Salvation Army for generations. The soldier’s daughter resigned her role of organising the DUO program, in protest.
When Majors Jeff and Christine Waller returned from stress leave, they allegedly resigned their post at Adelaide Congress Hall. This forced the Divisional Commander to step into their positions.
Do Unto Others Social Evening Salvation Army, 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide (near Hutt Street) Every Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm Free coffee at 5:00pm; Free meal at 6:00pm; Free barista coffee at 8:00pm; Free pizza at 9:30pm A unique cultural experience.
Also on Wednesday at 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide Entry from back door 4:30pm to 7:30pm every Wednesday. Free meal and drinks. 14 March 2018
ShelterSA backing the dealers against the homeless
Once again, Dr Alice Clark of ShelterSA has spoken against the interests of those living outside.
Alice was quoted on 11 March 2018 in Adelaide Now, the online version of the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper, that, “There seems to be a lot of conflicting views and I’m not sure what is driving and making those connections with the Hutt Street Centre that somehow crime and safety and drug issues and disorderly conduct is their responsibility.”
Alice has no idea about people living outside. The Hutt Street Centre provides food, needles, nursing care, showers, toilets, clothing, bedding and referrals to other services for addicts. The dealers ― many of whom are Ice and heroin addicts themselves ― go to the Hutt Street Centre to arrange purchases and sales. They also organise deliveries, beatings, collection of money owed, and recruit new customers. Hutt Street Centre employees even provide them with transport disguised as being for other purposes. Veterans in the homeless scene can name the dealers and what each sells. They can name each addict/victim and say what they use and what they do to pay for it.
No one breathes a word to the authorities for fear of being turned on by the Hutt Street Centre management and the dealers, or suffering complications with the police. All it takes is a dealer to give a violent addict a few lines of Ice, a name and address and the order to maim. Everyone knows that and they’re afraid.
So, getting back to Alice Clark’s defence of the Hutt Street Centre. It is the epi-centre, the magnet of the Ice culture along Hutt Street. And the preponderance of Ice addicts and dealers there prevents the majority of homeless people from accessing its government-funded services.
Alice has a history of speaking against the interests of those living outside. Like when she put in a good word for RenewalSA and the Housing Trust for keeping so many liveable houses empty and boarded up while people sleep outside.
ShelterSA has become another useless entity with bureaucrats soaking up salaries that should be used for building cheap rental houses for those living outside. Alice is a decent human being, but she should spend a few weeks living in the parklands, alone, with no money to spend, and no trips back home for a shower and a decent meal. Late 13 March 2018 Second Edit: Early 14 March 2018
Moslems not wanted
Moslem women are particularly disliked at Adelaide’s free food venues, especially when they wear Hijabs. The Bait Woman refused to let one sit at “her” table at Adelaide Congress Hall in 2016. A homeless Aboriginal woman supported her. The Equity Queen backed the Moslem woman who was almost crying at the ferocity of The Bait Woman, who claims Polish/Afghan heritage.
The Ahmadiyya Moslem missionary society provides the free meal every third Wednesday of the month at the Salvation Army at 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide at 6:00pm. They’re Moslems, too. One man in the group said they will visit other places in Adelaide and provide a meal to homeless and underclass people.
The Ahmadiyya crowd were founded in India in the 1800’s and came to Australia in the 1980’s. Some Moslems consider them heretics. If they are, they are our kind of heretics.
Do Unto Others Social Evening Salvation Army, 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide (near Hutt Street) Every Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm Free coffee at 5:00pm; Free meal at 6:00pm; Free barista coffee at 8:00pm; Free pizza at 9:30pm. Karaoke and regular quiz nights. A unique and miraculous cultural experience. See the big names in the homeless scene: Grinder, Terri, Jesse Gunter, Red Barb, The Eskimo Lady, Robyn and Silver, Chris the Christian, Shona, Lorraine, Ajay and dozens of others. These people are unique and live life on the edge.
Also on Wednesday at 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide Entry from back door 4:30pm to 7:30pm every Wednesday. Free meal and drinks. Late 13 March 2018
(above) The last tribal Aboriginal camp in the Adelaide CBD Parklands. Government pressure has forced most Aboriginal campers from the parklands into city streets and squares where they cannot get adequate sleep.
Ice dealer operating outside South Terrace drug rehab joint
Simon Bowen is co-founder of Visible Recovery, a private drug rehabilitation centre operating in Adelaide on South Terrace, a few doors west of August Towers and around the corner from the Hutt Street Centre.
He says he has seen a drug dealer operating regularly across the street from his addiction recovery centre. Could this be the dealer who operated for two years at the front door of the Hutt Street Centre, and in the park across from Visible Recovery. Neither Ian Cox or the police gave him any problems.
Ice dealers base themselves outside drug rehab establishments buildings to prey on the desperation of those inside who are vulnerable to relapse.
Late 12 March 2018
Leon Byner softening
Leon Byner said on his 5AA morning radio program that he suspects that “a lot” of the drug dealing on Hutt Street doesn’t have much to do with the Hutt Street Centre.
No one wants to be known as the person who killed the Hutt Street Centre. Late 12 March 2018
Knowing the right people
“Hutt Street centre has very big political connections and no one will touch them. All he [CEO Ian Cox] has to do is to say what he does to help people and people go, ‘Ooh, yes,’ but he never tells them the truth, of the reality of what he really does.” Name and address supplied Late 12 March 2018
(above) There appears to be some delay in finishing the August Towers apartment tower development on the corner of Hutt Street and South Terrace, Adelaide. The developer and his Chinese financiers are nervous about the Ice dealers on Hutt Street reducing property values.
Regime Change at St Bede’s Drop-in-Centre in Semaphore
The soup kitchen reopened after a two-month closure to replace the floor. The closure seemed lazy and designed to suit management. When we returned, we discovered the skiffle table had disappeared. The billiard table donated by Regency Rotary was sold before Christmas, but their ping pong table remains. Our two favourite volunteers also left after disputes with the new Anglicare employee with a penchant for micro-management. Their auras had incrementally diminished over a three-month period and they left unhappily.
With them gone, their positions were effectively discontinued. They operated the AFL tipping contest and sorted the donated clothing then presented it on the stage for clients to take without charge. They also set up the two laptops donated by Rotary and the colouring-in books, but these have also been discontinued. (Two diners actually used the colouring-in books).
Despite this, the Rotary man bringing a car load of rice crackers and noodles told the new employee that Rotary had more money to donate.
The former Minister of Housing in the Bannon government who washed the dishes also left. This is another major loss as he gave the kitchen charm and prestige.
The new volunteers ― apart from Pauline, who is an exceptional find ― are disengaged from us. Nor do they last long. One was hauled away by ambulance on his first morning after heart problems and we never saw him again.
The new air conditioner placed above the serving counter last winter has been removed and repositioned inside the kitchen. The unpainted area where it resided and the hole in the wall is a bad look.
The chairs and table are not placed under the verandah, which previously hosted an excellent social group of people from the Supported Residential Facilities.
On the positive side, much of the unused furniture in the dining room has been removed leaving more room for the tables.
The food is improving, some of which is purchased by the Anglicare employee from her own money. And the regular volunteers are a blessing to be around. The amounts of takeaway fruit, vegetables and noodles are increasing though patron numbers have declined.
Management has reduced the actual dining period with the kitchen effectively closed at 9:30am. A volunteer begins folding up the tables at 10:00am because the Bede’s Bazaar Op Shop now operates from the preacher’s room and requires the dining room to display the clothing.
This means the Op Shop now raises money for the church and not the landlord on Semaphore Road, but it reduces the Drop-in-Centre’s four hours opening time per week to closer to three and a half hours.
The changes have left a sadness in the air. It brought home the fact that those attending free venues have no say in what changes are made. And it reads on their faces.
Selling the billiard table at a fire sale price to a stranger was an example. One diner said, “Rotary gave it to us. It wasn’t their [Anglicare’s] right to sell it.”
St Bede’s Drop-in-Centre 200 Military Road, Semaphore Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:30 – 10:15am. (reduced hours) Free breakfast including bacon and eggs, yoghourt, cereal, toasted sandwiches, fruit juice, sliced fruit, coffee, tea, Milo. Takeaway food includes potatoes, onions, carrots, rice crackers and fruit. No Ice Dealers. Late 11 March 2018 Second Edit: Early 14 March 2018
Adelaide street beggar’s fake story
“Some guy asked me for money and he gave me this terrific story how the landlord was going to kick him out. I felt genuinely sorry for him ― he needed sixty dollars ― so I went to the bank and [got] seventy out…I said, ‘Here you go mate’, and he made all sorts of reassurances about repaying.
“I thought he was genuine ― anyway, a little voice said to me, ‘Follow him’, so I followed him a distance and he went down a place in Pulteney Street, down stairs and when I got down there he was getting the dollar coins to play the pokies so I said, ‘That’s my money, give it to me’, and he handed it over.
“That was last year, then a month ago, the same guy was in the city and he started the same story and then he realised I had given him money before and gotten it back, and he got aggro and carried on.”
Name withheld on request Editor: Most beggars on Adelaide streets are not homeless, but live in rooming houses or social housing in the suburbs. They are gambling and drug addicts. There are exceptions, however, because Centrelink won’t pay some people welfare and these people are really destitute. Also women – and some men – who have fled domestic situations for their own survival. Late 11 March 2018
James hot and cold with Sherrie Robinson
James N***** from the Supported Residential Facility broke up with Sherrie Robinson. Another resident said she wanted to take control of his independent income and dole out a couple of dollars here and there.
Sherrie has taken to using a walking frame, but when The Night Stalker threatened her, she forgot the frame and ran away. He hates Sherrie after she took control of his uncle’s bank account. The Night Stalker’s father, who is normal, is trying to reclaim the money via the courts. The father also got the Port Adelaide magistrate’s court to issue an intervention order against Sherrie and her friend Tony de Kort.
Meanwhile, a friend of Sherrie has also begun using a walking frame. She said she has arthritis, but The Night Stalker says she is imitating Sherrie. But for what reason?
Each of us has our own way of surviving. Sherrie also has her own version of the events. Late 11 March 2018
Rosalie died peacefully at the Lyell McEwin Hospital on Monday 26 February 2018. Her full name was Rosalie Mary Azzopardi. She was 62.
Rosalie was well known and went to Mary’s Kitchen in Glenelg and the Hutt Street Centre along with her son, Wayne. She is also survived by her sister, Anne, who goes to the Pilgrim Church coffee lounge.
Rosalie was one of those lucky people who dealt with the vicissitudes of life without becoming bitter. She enriched the lives of many people in ways they never suspected. Her death is a loss and she will be missed.
Her funeral is this Thursday, March 15 at 2:45pm at the Mawson Chapel, Centennial Park Cemetery.
R.I.P. Rosalie Posted late 10 March 2018
Homeless Gateway’s locked gate
A forty-year-old man with a nose piercing was sleeping on the doorstep of the UnitingSA Western Adelaide Homeless Service building at 124 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. The location is 200 metres from the Port Adelaide police station.
While he slept outside, paid night shift workers locked themselves inside the building and gave advice to “homeless” people phoning for assistance. Since it was night, most of the building was empty.
A neighbouring tenant told the sleeping man to leave or he would call the police. The man said he had nowhere else to go. The tenant came back with a pillow and bottle of water.
The social workers eventually sent the man to a boarding house. “My first and last boarding house,” he said.
Meanwhile, Housing Trust flats and houses are kept empty to make it easy for women to escape heterosexual relationships. None of these vacancies were available to the man sleeping on the doorstep.
Late 10 March 2018
Port Adelaide Anglicare Prison
Prisoners mill about the entrance door of The Arches, the Anglicare prison in Dale Street, Port Adelaide. Most are there on drug offences. Some wear leg bracelets.
They stand on the walkway leading to the Port Canal shopping centre. They ask for cigarettes. One is a woman with Ice sores around her mouth. One prisoner glares at three non-prisoners then takes their photograph.
Most Anglicare prisoners are in withdrawal from drugs and resent being observed. There is no privacy for them outside the ugly prison building, unlike the previous Archways drug rehab building that had a surrounding wall, numerous verandahs and secluded park benches. It was knocked down and replaced by the current monstrosity.
Late 10 March 2018
(above) There should be a section in Adelaide's West Terrace cemetery for those who lived in the CBD parklands. Especially those who died in the parklands.The so-called homeless are a rich sub-culture in South Australia's history.
Burial sites available near Russian spy
The Adelaide Cemeteries Authority offers burial plots in the West Terrace Cemetery for a mere $19,500. This includes a complementary $2200 digging service. Up to three coffins may be placed in the hole, but the cost of digging the second and third burials must be paid by the dead. Monuments and services are also the responsibility of the dead.
For those wanting triple plots capable of holding nine bodies, the price ranges from $139,000. Some plots have never held bodies so you won’t be digging up bones from the colonial era.
Somerton Man is buried in West Terrace cemetery. The man of Slavic appearance was found on Somerton Beach south of Glenelg in 1948, the labels of his clothing removed and nothing in his pockets except a note with two Persian words: “Tamám Shud,” meaning “finished”. The Salvation Army conducted his funeral.
Adelaide Cemeteries Authority should have a separate section for homeless people who have camped in or around West Terrace Cemetery. They are a valuable sub-culture in South Australia’s history.
For anyone wanting more information phone (08) 8139 7400.
10 March 2018
Mike Francis loses his cool
A business owner on Hutt Street was sick of finding syringes and other items on his doorstep each morning. He phoned the Hutt Street Centre on numerous occasions without result so he made a personal visit.
He later recounted his experience there with a third party who contacted Adelaide Homeless Journal.
The story is that he met with Mike Francis, the salaried Operations Manager of the Hutt Street Centre. Francis allegedly responded to the syringe problem by telling the business owner that, “All you care about is making money and we help the needy. You can all shut up [shop] and leave.” What made the most impact on the business owner was the level of threat he felt from Francis, and thus he was on the verge of calling the police. 9 March 2018
Street to Home
Medical nurses from what is left from Street to Home have been visiting Cos We Care’s free coffee and food event on Sundays at 7:30 – 9:00am near the St Andrew’s Medical Centre.
They treat clients with what can often be serious and infected wounds. This includes Trent Jefferis who was stabbed with a glass bottle. He was treated by the Hutt Street Centre, but they kicked him out for a year.
9 March 2018
Sharka Byrne running for parliament
Sharka does unpaid work at the Salvation Army at 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide. She stays overnight to protect those living outside or unable to get home and need somewhere to sleep. She also volunteers with Fred’s Van at Salisbury Institute on Sunday evenings. She is a long-term volunteer, not just a candidate turning up at election time. She is running for the Liberal Party in Elizabeth.
Meanwhile, a man and woman from the St Bede’s Drop-in-Centre were working for the Liberal Party outside the polling booth at Relationships Australia in Port Adelaide. A Labor party campaigner called the woman a “liar” while another Labor man yelled at the top of his voice at the SA-Best campaigner.
Two Cos We Care volunteers running for Parliament are Phil Gallasch in Elizabeth for SA-Best and Sonja Taylor in Taylor, also for SA-Best. Phil is running against Sharka Byrne. 9 March 2018
Lefevre Peninsula can collector reported by police?
Rumour has it that a friendly, but quiet can collector has been reported by police over a woman. The rumour has it that he was lured into using Ice with an introductory discount price, then lost control of himself.
The disabled man is not an Ice Head, but the dealers are seeking new converts at a soup kitchen that lost its client loyalty.
9 March 2018
An employee of Semaphore Hostel (Rudd’s) told a man acting up to, “Take your tablets or pack your bags and get out.”
9 March 2018
Orange Sky Laundry opens in Prospect
Orange Sky operates from the Church of Christ in Prospect every Monday, except public holidays, from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
It is available without charge to those having trouble doing their washing and drying elsewhere. This includes those living outside or in their cars, or in squats, as well as people without washing machines, or those who have had their Housing Trust laundry taken over by an Ice dealership. A free lunch is offered by the church while the volunteers do your washing or you can stay outside and watch them do it.
Church of Christ 379 Prospect Road, Blair Athol (near the IGA) ph 8262 6263 11:30am to 2:00pm. Mondays. Free. 11:00am coffee and buns. 12:00noon lunch. Games including billiards. Vegetarian friendly. Limited free takeaway food such as bread and vegetables. Orange Sky Laundry 11:30am to 2:00pm. Closed on Public Holidays, but stays open during school holidays. 9 March 2018
Why the small Ice dealers operate with impunity near the Hutt Street Centre
A man told Leon Byner on radio station 5AA that while walking near the Hutt Street Centre, he was “…accosted by people who wanted to sell me drugs…” He added that, “if I can walk past that place and asked if I want to buy drugs, why the hell can’t the police set up a sting…?”
South Australian Police Commission Grant Stevens explained why not the next day to David Bevan and Ali Clarke on ABC Radio Adelaide. He said, “The issue of illicit drugs in our community is not something that can be dealt with or fixed by police officers chasing drug dealers and reporting people for using drugs. That’s a deterrent, but it’s not the solution and that’s part of a bigger approach to dealing with illicit drugs in our community…by trying to reduce the supply and hopefully have an impact on people’s ability to access the stuff.”
No wonder the Clued-up Drug Dealer operated for nearly two years at the front door of the Hutt Street Centre with the apparent knowledge of CEO Ian Cox and the police. Late 8 March 2018
Good old Fire Truck Wayne
“Wayne writes to people from jail. Wayne knows every bus in Adelaide. He’s really quite brilliant. Bright in his brain.
“Mission Australia says Wayne is motivated by food, to take away. How he finds out where the food is, I’ll never know, but there is a trail of destruction wherever he goes. He pinches stuff then gets kicked out...the fire trucks coming around, all these pizzas delivered, the ambulances, no good.
“Mission Australia, they cover up for him. Try to see the best in everyone, they say. He’s reformed.”
“Wayne is always nice to your face, but sneaky behind your back. He seems so innocent. Now, he’s not innocent...but he’s kind, always friendly.
Anonymous friend of Wayne, his aunt and his mother. Late 8 March 2018
Cos We Care Elizabeth
Thirty people stood around the tables being set up by both volunteers and clients at 7:30am in Fremont Park. At least another dozen arrived over the next hour.
Reliable Rob arrived before the Cos We Care van arrived and oversaw the operation. Julie-Ann arrived as the van rolled in. Sonja Taylor, the SA-Best candidate soon after.
Pumpkins, egg plants, cabbages, tomatoes, white peaches, capsicums, apples, pears, miniature squashes, potatoes, vegan spring water, mushrooms, tiny cucumbers, canned food including tuna and salmon, toiletries, pasta, flavoured milk, eggs (boiled and raw) pizzas, bread, chocolate cake, muesli bars, energy drinks, tea and coffee were laid on the tables along with sandwiches brought by Julie-Ann, and ham and cheese rolls brought by Sonja Taylor.
The volunteers included Junice, Lee, Bryony (a friend of Jenny Hallam), Rob, Sonja Taylor, Julie-Ann and Cos We Care directors Ann and John Cooper. Cos We Care does not have any paid employees.
While the variety was good, the quantities allowed were minimal. This made it imperative to grab one of everything then trade or give your unwanted items it to others.
Cos We Care painstakingly collect their stuff from a wide variety of sources and buy the tea and coffee. It is a community based model rather than a single dependency on that monolith called Food Bank.
COS We Care, Saturdays 7:30am - 9:00am Carpark 1, Fremont Park, Yorktown Road, Elizabeth (surveillance cameras in operation) Ice dealers not welcome Also, on Sundays 7:30am - 9:00am Corner of South Terrace and Hutt Street, Adelaide Free fruit, vegetables, bread, canned foods, coffee, cake and soup. Registration and I.D. not required. Late 8 March 2018
Quietly watching the Ice dealers and social workers
“If you talk, they [the Ice Dealers] label you a dog and that is recipe for attacking you…They’re backing the violent people because they’re afraid of them.”
Anonymous The name of the Adelaide CBD welfare joint not disclosed for fear of retribution from the Ice thugs. Late 7 March 2018
No shades of grey
“You’re a friend or an enemy, there’s nothing between.”
A client discussing the attitude the Hutt Street Centre’s Ice users to other people. Late 7 March 2018
(above) Excellent free showers are attached to the Gawler Visitors' Centre and are open most days from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The fact that they are maintained for local and foreign tourists doesn't stop Australian homeless people from using them. Such clean and well-appointed private shower rooms are a stark contrast to those filthy messes with busted doors at the Hutt Street Centre where management diverts money that should be used for cleaning the showers into bureaucrats' salaries.
The Night Talker teaches a friend to search supermarket rubbish bins
“Tandem Bin Diving.........
“Went bin diving last night with a friend (for the first time)
“Generally I go bin diving alone, but yesterday evening I went out on my usual B.D. round, with a friend. Being a first time B. Diver she was both gladdened by the produce we managed to collect (as she lives on a DSP and survival is often a struggle) and horrified by the appalling wastage, that she was seeing.
“We perused the usual sites I go to and between us, we managed to fill ten bags with good quality produce, ranging from deli meats/chicken fillets, sausages etc. (pet food) to excellent fruit and vegetables, milk, bread and pastries.
“When we left the sites, there was still plenty left in the bins for anyone else, who was doing the same thing as us. (In fact, there was another person, who was going into the bins after us and then following us to other sites in his car (Which didn't worry me, because I had seen this car before and the person had never caused any issues, when I was bin diving on my own. I simply surmised, that the individual was learning the ropes of bin diving by following what we were doing.) Hey, it's not like there are pamphlets you can download on the subject??
“So after we filled the boot of my small Japanese car to the brim, we headed back to my friends place and divided up the produce between us. As I am borderline insulin resistant, I cannot eat sugary food, so cake, flavoured milk, pastries and fruit high in sugar, were left with my friend, whilst I took my share of the pet meat, fruit and veg and savoury buns.
“So it's clear that there are a number of supermarkets within the outer north of Adelaide, who do not recycle food (or other non-food products) in any way, shape or form, despite the quite loud hoo-hah from organisations such as OZ harvest and Second Bite, that this is exactly what they do (NO IT's FEKKING WELL NOT- WELL NOT IN THE OUTER NORTH ANYWAY!!!)
“What this does do, is add to the landfill problem (which in a small town like Adelaide, is a huge problem) and an ever increasing monopoly on what charitable food is available to one or two organisations (namely Food Bank and Second Byte) who (from experience) hand out limited (and often) poor quality produce (e.g. out of date canned goods and very poor quality fruit and vegetables and bread etc.) whilst the majority of the (good quality produce) goes to the tip!!! (This is outrageous!!!).
“In a similar vein, products such as Shampoos, body washes, electrical items, reusable containers, IT equipment and clothing etc are also thrown away if their packaging is ripped or there is some minor damage/blemish.
“The weekend before last, I procured several bottles of quality shampoo and conditioner, a three litre bottle of (relatively expensive) body wash, a three quarter bag of expensive, lavender scented kitty litter (Purina brand) a three quarter full bag of charcoal briquettes and my usual fruit, vegetables, bread and (pet meat) The wrapped package of shampoos/conditioner had one leaking bottle, (the rest were fine) the body wash, (Radox brand) simply had a loose fitting lid (which had caused some of the contents to leak out) the kitty litter (what was left in the damaged bag) was transferred to another plastic bag and the briquettes were fine, despite the bag having been ripped open at the top. All in all I think I would have got maybe between $100.00 and $120.00 dollars worth of groceries out of the bins that night.....
“Yet you go to most charities and you’re lucky to get a food voucher (aka Food Bank) for twenty dollars...
“I am not suggesting that food bank do not do a good job, I am HOWEVER suggesting that they could do a BETTER JOB??”
The night talker. Late 7 March 2018
Clayton’s semi-free lunch
Hardly anybody there. Heaps of f***ing food left over. Couldn’t give it away. Heaps of chicken, potatoes, bacon, salads and sh** like that, strawberries, and it was laying there for ages. I’m waiting for dessert to see if there was fruit salad, but they just brought out f***ing hot cross buns and see you later. I just f***ed off.
[Card Player] Dave and that Canadian American guy, got his arm in a sling, don’t know what’s wrong with him.”
Clayton Uniting Church Corner of Portrush Road and The Parade, Beulah Park Every Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm for Orange Sky Laundry
Second Tuesday of each month from 1:30pm to 3:00pm for free fruit, vegetables and coffee Every Wednesday from about noon for coffee and sandwiches. Every Friday for smorgasbord lunch at 12 noon. Small donation requested for Wednesday and Friday food, but not compulsory. Late 7 March 2018
The need to suppress another reality
The Hutt Street Centre and Baptist WestCare fear bad publicity from assault charges. This forces them to downplay the atmosphere of intimidation that exists in their complexes. It forces them to discourage complaints and to denigrate those complaining.
They must also dampen down rising consciousness that they have gone from helping homeless people to providing services for Ice dealers and addicts. Donations might collapse if this become widely known.
The church and welfare workers feel the pain seeing this change in the nature of their missions. As do those clients who quietly observe, decade after decade.
Late 7 March 2018
Man escapes Ice scene
A man with a three-year addiction to Ice has escaped the Hutt Street Centre Ice scene. He has been off the stuff for one year and has become a Christian.
One of his residual problems is staying friends with those still addicted to crystal methamphetamine and other drugs. They were his friends in the scene, but now threaten his recovery. They in turn are wary of someone no longer in the game.
He injured his hand after accidentally slamming it into a shopping trolley. This was because he still retains that swinging gait of arms and legs that some crystal methamphetamine users develop. Late 6 March 2018
(above) A dead rat in Narnunnga Park in West Parklands. Emma Hines remembered when she was sleeping near West Terrace Cemetery and she felt a tugging at her feet. She thought someone was stealing her shoes then discovered it was a rat. Emma found consolation in the lives of animals living in the Adelaide CBD parklands. R.I.P. Emma.
Tuesday raid on Hutt Street Centre
What was the reason for the police raid on the Hutt Street Centre the Tuesday before last? Thirty officers were involved. Who knows why? C.E.O. Ian Cox knows. Will he say? Late 6 March 2018
(above) Two Playford Corps Salvation Army workers in the unenviable task of picking up donated clothing that pilferers have gone through during the night. Circa March 2018.
From the Contact Page
Name Drop The Stigma
Comment “A reminder that although there are clearly high profile incidents with drug users who are intoxicated and behaving badly, there are just as many - more, even - that are simply trying to get through another hard day, anyway they can. By attaching only negative and hateful words to "junkies" you are unfairly tarnishing all people who use drugs.
“Just like so many…white collars treat all homeless people like untrustworthy scum because some (many who are not drug users) can behave poorly in public.”
Late 6 March 2018
Criticism of the Kill Box Lady
From the Contact Page
“Having read your piece regarding the person who is in desperate need of a ramp outside her Anglicare unit, I would like to make this simple observation: she doesn't need one!!
“I watched today as she climbed her steps without support or help, I've seen her walk to the mail box and back on numerous occasions, without support or help, not even a walking stick in sight!
“It just goes to show he/she who shouts loudest will often get what they want simply because they shout the loudest! There are other options that could be considered, a ramp is, I would suggest, right at the bottom of that list!”
Name and address supplied Editor: She will be 90 next month Late 6 March 2018
The Regretful Can Collector
Donny died leaving a large credit with the Housing Trust. A neighbour took much of value from Donny’s house. The Trust didn’t care.
Donny had unfinished business with the government’s response to him being taken from his parents and dumped into the arms of elderly paedophiles working in the government operated Wyndana Children’s Home, later named the Glandore Boys’ Home. What a thing to do to a little kid.
When they spat him out as a teenager, Donny soon went to prison. When he got out, he became a can collector. Late 6 March 2018
Rubbish Bin Can Collector busted
“That skinny retard guy. He got busted the other day picking up cans. Centrelink [an employee] said, ‘I know you. You’re a Centrelink recipient,’ and then he goes, like you know, ‘I’m going to have to report you.’ I don’t know what happened.
Name and address supplied Late 6 March 2018
Salvos and Puddle Jumpers
“I heard Salvos Market Day was pretty s**t. Had f*** all there. Jumping Puddles, not real flash, but it comes and goes.”
Name and address supplied Salvation Army Market Day free food First Friday of each month 9:00am to 11:00am. No I.D. or registration required. Free coffee and pastries. 277 Pirie Street, Adelaide Puddle Jumpers free food 52 Pleasant Ave, Glandore, 5035. (New address). Every Monday at 5:00pm - 7:00pm except public holidays. ph (08) 7071 5270. No I.D. or registration required. Free food, hot coffee, soup, hot pies, feminine and toiletry products. Late 6 March 2018
(above) The Salvation Army in their 20 January 2018 WARCRY magazine listed studies showing that homelessness was increasing then praised itself for helping homeless people followed by a sales pitch for donations. There were no insights into actually living outside. Why don't the Salvos go back to their roots when they marched the streets and preached against the demon brew rather than today when they host Ice and heroin dealers?
The Hutt Street Centre, Then and Now
by The Night Talker
“I think part of the problem with the Hutt Street Centre, is what it is metamorphosed into. When it began (around 1954 or thereabouts) it was essentially a hole in the wall type establishment, where semi-derelict men (most veterans from the first and second world war) could go to get a hot meal once a day or some material assistance (blankets perhaps). “It was run (at that time by the Daughters of Charity, who worked quietly and without any kind of financial remuneration or public idolatry. (as nuns at that time, were not paid kind of a wage, nor were they able to publically advertise, the nature of the work they carried out.) “The facility was open to these men in need, 24 a day and remained that way, until at least the late 1970's. After that time, it became an establishment, that took in a large number of paid staff, removed and or retired the unpaid religious staff, drastically changed its operating hours (to the detriment of the target group it was supposed to help the most) and locked its front doors.
“What then happened is those who needed the services most were now (mostly) excluded, whilst those who we now term as predators were able to get into this establishment, found themselves in an environment that enabled (and or quite possibly) actively encourages, praying on weaker individuals.
“People like Mark (ngongongalagona or whatever he calls himself) Artsall, is one of these predators. This unhappy and disturbed individual, has found his own little Nirvana, where he can behave as he wants to. (In the real world, he is a nothing and a nobody) but within the confines of the Hutt Street Centre (or other city bound Charities) he can behave any way he wants, with relative impunity.
“This is unfortunately a sign that the charitable organisations that allow him to behave in this way, are not operating as they should and are using a monkey speak no, see no, hear no mindset, rather than getting off their (generally overpaid and underworked) backsides and fixing the issue.
“The charities have in effect become self-satisfying and self-involved entities. That is to say they are being run to largely benefit the paid staff and are no longer focusing on their core tasks, which are to provide services for those most in need, and protect those who are at risk of harm, exploitation, neglect, loneliness or abuse.
“Their environments (regardless of which charity/NGO we are talking about) should be a place where all clients feel safe and are (largely) free from harm. This unfortunately is NO longer the case. “Predators like Mark (gongawongawhatever) Artsall and his (ice using) associates are predators (vermin) and the only thing you can do, once you or your home are infested by vermin, is ****************** THE VERMIN!! There is very little difference between a flea or rat or bedbug infestation and Mark (Gongawongagonngawhatever) Artsall.
“If you have cancer, the surgeon cuts it out and or burns it out via radiation or ********* it via Chemo. He/she does not say, JUST LIVE WITH IT??
“We persons in the community, who use these particular services (whether once in a lifetime or on a daily to weekly basis) have a human right to do so in peace, and without fear or favour. “Ian Cox, do what YOU should be doing to get rid of the VERMIIN you have let into the HUTT STREET CENTRE or quit and let yourself be replaced by someone who is willing to stand up for the most vulnerable.”
“NOT GOOD ENOUGH!”
THE NIGHT TALKER Late 5 February 2018
Faith Works no good Sure, they give away free food to anyone who turns up, but it is clear that it is for the church in-crowd. The start time is 5:00pm, but the raffle draws, noisy music, and unnecessarily repeated propaganda disguised as helpful instructions go on for 45 minutes. It is done so loudly that personal conversation is precluded. The free food is issued on a first come, first served basis via the issuing of tickets. This means that those arriving before the noise session starts are given the first tickets starting from No. 1. Those arriving later to avoid the noise are given the larger numbered tickets up to 55 or more and are served last when most of the food has gone. What a racket both sound wise and bureaucratically. This inequity was enhanced on Sunday, 25 February 2018, when there was inadequate food. However, if you are desperate or bored, or like watching human interactions, then Faith Works is still worth visiting. And they don’t force clients to hand over personal data. They are not all bad. Faith Works Inluencers Church 1760 Main North Road Salisbury Plain (next to Pickles Auction joint) Free fruit, vegetables, bread and small amounts of groceries. Usually 5:00pm Sundays except the first Sunday of each month when there is nothing. No registration or Health Care Card required. Times frequently change so it is important to get on their SMS list for venue and time updates. Late 5 March 2018
Hutt Street Centre busy A client at the Hutt Street Centre said the place was packed for lunch last week despite the continuous police presence inside the building. It seems that while the Ice crowd dislike the police presence, others welcome it.
One cannot deny it. The Hutt Street Centre is the place.
Hutt Street Centre 258 Hutt Street, Adelaide (near South Terrace) Free breakfast 7.40 – 8.30am Monday to Friday. Free tea, toast and yesterday’s lunch reheated. Registration and Health Care Card required. Morning Tea plus takeways from 10.00–10.45am. No I.D. required. Credit up to $20. Lunch $2.00. Health Care Card and registration required. Saturdays: 7:00am to 9:00am.Tea and toast. Takeaway food. Showers. Free. Health Care Card required for tea and toast, but not for takeaway food. Late 5 March 2018
Countering Sir Ian’s argument Hutt Street Centre C.E.O. Ian Cox said that by replacing the current Daughters of Charity building with a government funded three or four storey complex on the same site would reduce the amount of clients hanging around outside. However, an unpaid charity worker asked how this could be the case since those hanging around outside are drinking alcohol, arrange drug purchases and smoking tobacco. Late 5 March 2018
The marketing of an illusion We hear huge charities talking about how they help the homeless. They insert paid advertisements of their goodness on the Internet. But what do they actually do? Places like the Hutt Street Centre say they find housing for homeless people, but do they really do that? How much is spent on employees making clients jump through bureaucratic hoops for housing that already exists. They make existing housing accessible only for people who will submit to humiliating interviews in preference to those who insist on maintaining their self-respect. It is an expensive process that transfers money from building cheap rental housing to paying the mortgages of social workers. And why do homeless joints have such filthy showers with faulty doors, inadequate laundry facilities and dirty chairs that leave odours on clothing? New clients leave those places feeling emotionally fouled and their clothing carrying a new odour. And what psychological mechanism operates within the bureaucrats’ minds that allows them to see sellers of crystal methamphetamine as vulnerable people while those clients who criticise them as morally wanting? Homeless services like the Hutt Street Centre should stop pretending they are homeless service centres. They are not. They are drug services centres. The vast majority of homeless people avoid homeless joints. Those that use them are mostly travelling addicts, victims of the Chinese drug export industry tacitly kow-towed to by successive Australian governments. Late 5 March 2018
Just another fight outside the Hutt Street Centre
Yet another fight outside the Hutt Street Centre about ten days ago was witnessed by a dozen people. A dark man in black clothing strode up to another man in a white shirt sitting on the low ledge outside the Hutt Street Centre. The dark man wound up and kicked the sitting man who jumped up and punched back. The dark man was winning until the other man grabbed him and they fell hard onto the concrete. It went on for another thirty seconds with what appeared to be an employed Maori guard acting like a fight referee rather than trying to break it up. At least three Hutt Street Centre employees in orange uniforms milled about as if putting themselves in the scene for brand visibility rather than actually helping out. It ended with the white shirted man retreating back to his sitting position. His shirt was ripped. It is not known what level of injuries were sustained by the man in the white shirt. Legally, it appeared a clear case of assault. Posted late 4 March 2018
Betsy Faye Sims dead Betsy was a small woman prone to bouts of anger. She said she had nine children. We were impressed. However, a friend said last week that she had no children. Betsy lived in a Housing Trust unit at Ottoway then moved to a supported facility near Semaphore before going to a nursing home. She was happy and laughing at Christmas, but a few days later the blood clots in her legs rose upward and she died in the Royal Adelaide Hospital on New Year’s day. Her sister held her as she died. The Night Stalker said he saw Betsy in Cash Converters, drunk and yelling. She had gone there straight from the Newmarket Hotel. Betsy was a small statured sad and angry woman, but like so many eccentrics in the underclass culture, impossible not to like and respect. That sounds like a welfare cliché, but it was her angry refusal to be patronised that inspired respect, tinged with a degree of mockery. When asked if she’d like a lift home, she’d get angry. She’d walk three kilometres on her walking frame. She wore a white lace dress in her coffin, then was cremated. R.I.P. Betsy. Late 4 March 2018
Phil Donato’s cure for insomnia Anyone having difficulty sleeping at night should play a recording of Phil Donato, Chair of the Hutt Street Centre answering a simple question about how the Centre will respond to the Ice problem affecting businesses on Hutt Street. See if you can read his answer to David Bevan of ABC Radio Adelaide without losing concentration or falling asleep. Phil Donato: “I think really the solution involves getting everyone together, all the stakeholders together, sitting down at the table, and coming up with some proactive, positive wonderful steps where everyone can benefit where that particularly vulnerable group of people who have very special needs can be catered for as well and I think, you know, rather than just going backwards and forwards, and polarising, I think we really all need to sit down and say, right, if there is an issue lets identify and tackle it, and move forward, I think that’s the only way forward, others we’re just going backwards and forward all the time.” David Bevan asked if that was going to happen. Phil Donato replied: “We’ve engaged someone to try and make that happen and to go around and be part of the conversation. We’d very much like to be part of the conversation and be part of those meetings. Unfortunately, we’re not made aware of a lot of those meetings that go on until the last moment and it’s a bit hard to change everything around to be part of that so we’d be looking, so, for everyone who is listening…very, very willing, very much wanting to be part of the conversation, part of the solution and we’re part of the local community…” If this is the type of response those running businesses on Hutt Street get when they complain to the Hutt Street Centre about its Ice dealers and addicts, then one can understand why they are angry. One can also imagine the responses that homeless clients of the Hutt Street Centre get when they complain about the Ice dealer intimidation within the building. Phil Donato spoke on ABC Radio Adelaide on Friday 2 March 2018 Posted Late 4 March 2018
Marion Salvation Army free Friday lunches
The Army provides a free lunch every Friday to anyone and everyone. There is no charge, no registration or I.D. requirements. Marion Corps Salvation Army free lunch 155 Sturt Road, Seacombe Gardens (corner of Morphett Road and Sturt Road near the Marion Shopping Centre). Friday 12:00 noon No I.D. or Health Care Card required Late 4 March 8
(above) Anglicare bureaucrats said yesterday that it was technically impossible to install an invalid ramp in front of their retirement unit due to footpath configuration and height of steps. So they are making the 89-year-old tenant awaiting a double knee replacement use the steps. To date, twenty-four Anglicare bureaucrats and contractors have examined the steps. This is Oakden-lite. (Photo Adelaide Homeless Journal Feb/2018)
(above) The Kill Box installed by Anglicare in response to the 89-year-old tenant’s request for an invalid ramp. It was later removed.
The invalid ramp saga continues An Anglicare bureaucrat rang the 89-year-old Kill Box lady, asking her if she had decided to move into a nursing home. The elderly tenant told the bureaucrat she did not. The bureaucrats asked why not. The elderly tenant said she’d answered the question before and wasn’t going to answer it again. She had previously told an Anglicare bureaucrat that she’d visited her husband most days for five years in a nursing home and the thought of living in one upset her. She told the bureaucrat never to phone her again. In another phone call, the elderly tenant was asked if she could afford a Taxi truck to move her belongings. The tenant said she was not going anywhere so the bureaucrat said, according to the tenant, that Anglicare would install a sloping invalid ramp. The elderly tenant neither believes or disbelieves them. She has heard it all before from 24 visiting bureaucrats and tradesmen with measuring tapes and clipboards. Late 4 March 2018
Anti-Hutt Street Centre meeting held at Bici restaurant
Fifty owners from 35 businesses on or near Hutt Street met last Thursday afternoon at the Bici café opposite the Hutt Street Centre. Attendees were described as “serious, prominent business people”. They talked about the Ice dealers and addicts that plague Hutt Street and South Terrace, and base themselves in the Hutt Street Centre. Shadow Housing Minister Rachel Sanderson was there. She apparently was not invited, but gate crashed to represent the interests of the Hutt Street Centre. She said the problems were caused by one or two people. The crowd laughed at her. They heckled Hutt Street Centre C.E.O. Ian Cox, who was not there. The discussion included building another Hutt Street Centre elsewhere because Ian Cox has failed to manage it properly in Hutt Street. “Everyone feels lied to [by Ian Cox],” one person at the meeting said. One observer said that Rachel pledged that she would stop the Hutt Street Centre from being rebuilt or even renovated unless it cleaned up its act. This was interpreted by some at the meeting as her saying she was in favour of allocating $20 million of government money to constructing a four storey building on the site for use by the Hutt Street Centre. She would simply declare that Ian Cox had “cleaned up his act”. None of this has been corroborated by Rachel Sanderson and in any case is dependent on the Liberal Party winning the election and she being appointed the Minister in charge. What seems to be a fact is that she has thrown in her lot with Ian Cox and the Hutt Street Centre and is thus on the opposite side of the Hutt Street small business operators and local residents. Another attendee added that the lawyers were circling the Hutt Street Centre with the purpose of shutting it down. He said that another seven businesses were about to close due to the Ice problem. He said, “You’ve got to understand, these people are losing their businesses, their livelihoods and they are impacted [more than anything] by the Ice problem.”
Late 3 March 2018
South Australian Police Superintendent defends Hutt Street Centre
Superintendent Craig Wall said that some of the “offences that occur in Hutt Street” are blamed on the Hutt Street Centre when they should not be. Late 3 March 2018
Sir Ian reaching up his sleeve “We are part of the community. We are part of the solution.” Ian Cox, C.E.O. of the Hutt Street Centre. He added that the Hutt Street Centre got 75 new clients in January and that the staff “house people all the time.” Ian’s long-term game plan is securing $20 million of government money for a new Hutt Street Centre. The strife in Hutt Street may be his “Advance to Go” card. It is a gamble. Late 3 March 2018
The real victims “The homeless themselves are frightened of this element. They are probably the most vulnerable group in our society from these violent, often Ice-addicted, generally men, but…women, too.” Adelaide City Councilor Anne Moran in February 2018 Posted late 3 March 2018
(above) Sherwood Forest in the distance. It was described by Sparkles in 2016 as "Tent City", but today lies abandoned, or, evacuated by authorities so as not to offend the sensibilities of those attending the 2018 Adelaide 500 car race through the Adelaide CBD parklands.
(above) Inside Adelaide's Sherwood Forest, southeast of Homo Hill. (circa 2018).
(above) A note left in Sherwood Forest. (circa February 2018).
Man pulls knife opposite August Towers
A man pulled a knife on South Terrace last Sunday then walked determinedly towards a group of people in the South Parklands. A woman blocked him, but he pushed her aside. The police were called. The caller said they seemed unenthusiastic about making a quick response. When they finally arrived, the man had gone to WestCare. 3 March 2018
Police at the Hutt Street Centre The police were there in force on Tuesday and included what appeared to be a “swat team”. An observer described the situation as, “Cars everywhere, blocking the street, closed the rear laneway. No one could leave the premises…they reckoned it was routine. They stood on Gilles and down Hutt and on South Terrace. They had the heavy duty people with them. Couple of big strange blokes hanging around. They looked off their faces, really dangerous, ex-crims or drug dealers.” Another person said all the Hutt Street traders talk about is the Hutt Street Centre and how they hate it. The usual crowd hanging around the building after lunch were missing on Wednesday apart from drunk tribal indigenous people across South Terrace in the parklands. On Friday, the police were in and out of the Centre. This did not surprise one regular diner, but what surprised him were the amount of social workers flitting about. He said he’d never seen so many. What do they actually do? Late 2 March 2018
Anne Moran Adelaide City Councilor Anne Moran wants the Hutt Street Centre moved to the grounds of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. The Chinese won’t allow it. Two hectares will go to the Botanic Gardens, but foreign investors want the other five hectares. And without the accompanying white trash. Made trash from drugs imported from China. Will the gutless state government betray us, further? Late 2 March 2018
Fred’s Van Semaphore The Sunday meal service has returned after a two month break due to the St Bede’s church hall floor being replaced. The new floor is perfectly flat and well suited for the martial arts and dancing classes. Last Sunday, the argumentative alcoholic took the lid of a salt shaker and dumped the contents on his meal. He ate it.
Another diner suggested that this action showed that the alcoholic didn’t appreciate St Vinnies cuisine. Fred’s Van Semaphore St Bede’s Church Hall, 200 Military Road, Semaphore Free. No I.D. or registration required. You can cut the air with a knife. Sundays at 6:00pm sharp. Late 2 March 2018
Getting rid of the expendable There are many less Ice and pokies beggars on Adelaide CBD streets while the parklands are nearly empty of campers, at least those who sleep in tents. The government may have expelled the desperadoes so as not to offend interstate and foreign tourists for the Adelaide Festival, Fringe and the Adelaide 500. One can understand Ian Cox’s compassion for us underclass people, tossed this way and that way. Late 2 March 2018
South Australian police won’t investigate Ice addict violence
Raging Ice enforcer Mark Ngongotaha Arstall, 39, knocked the glasses and hat off a non-drug using man in his late sixties at the Hutt Street Centre in about February 2017. Arstall then shouted to an unbalanced Ice addict that the old man was writing about him on the internet. This was untrue. The incident was witnessed by Hutt Street Centre staff. The elderly man lodged a complaint with the Hutt Street Centre and the police, but nothing happened despite contacting the police a number of times. It is believed that Hutt Street Centre management advised the employee not to be a witness. It was the fear and ensuing threat from Arstall and his Ice associates that was worse than the actual act. The same Ice enforcer threw soup on a non-drug using 71-year-old at the Baptist Westcare homeless joint near Whitmore Square. The police were called, but WestCare supported the Ice enforcer and the police took no action. Arstall also took a video of the old man and put it on the internet under a third man’s name, falsely claiming the 71-year-old was a paedophile. Arstall modus operandi is to locate lone vulnerable men at soup kitchens then point and shout “paedophile” in the hope that someone will attack his intended victim. Arstall later snuck up behind the 71-year-old at Fred’s Van and kicked him in the leg near his knee. The old man required hospital attention. Arstall had aimed for the old man’s knee, but missed and got the muscle above it. Otherwise, the man would have required knee surgery. When the police arrived, an officer said they could not lay charges because there were no witnesses. The same Ice enforcer jacked himself up on drugs then went to the St Bede’s church drop-in-centre in Semaphore where he took a video of a non-drug using 66-year-old man. When the old man tried to shove his camera out of the way, Arstall, 39, punched him twice in the head then ran from the building. Anglicare called the police who isolated the victim in the hall and interrogated him as if he were the criminal. The man was in shock and couldn’t recall the event. The two officers told the man to stop annoying the Ice dealers and that they were not even going to question Arstall. “We can’t protect you,” one officer said, smilingly, as they quickly left the building without questioning witnesses who had been waiting to speak to them. Arstall later placed the edited video on multiple web sites under the name of the man he punched. Arstall also placed a $500 reward for the man’s home address. Arstall baited a 63-year-old non-drug using disabled man at Baptist WestCare over a number of days. The older man finally grabbed him in a bear hug in response. Arstall threw him to the ground. WestCare asked Arstall to stay away for a week, the week he had a job with AAA Crewing setting up chairs at an event. But it was the disabled man, who can barely walk, who was banned for a month from WestCare on a concocted charge of “sexual harassment”. The hapless man had made an inappropriate comment to a much younger volunteer with Baptist WestCare. The humiliation was excruciating for the naïve man whose life revolves around playing cards. Arstall returned to WestCare and used his video camera on this man while falsely accusing him of being a paedophile. The disabled man is frail and couldn’t stop Arstall so he just stood there, stunned. Arstall put that on the internet. Arstall and two young druggies followed a non-drug using 73-year-old man along Whitmore Square from St Luke’s Mission then along Sturt Street while threatening to kill him. When they tired of this, they went to WestCare for lunch. The old man didn’t bother calling the police as he’d been in the homeless scene for decades and knew the police wouldn’t do anything. So South Australian police Superintendent Craig Wall was speaking unrealistically last week on radio station 5AA when he urged people to report all instances of violence and threats to police. This was wrong advice because the result of making a complaint does nothing except tell the offenders who made the complaint. They are rarely charged. They are usually told to leave the area for 24 hours. This is the sad truth. And Superintendent Wall saying, “…please don’t arm yourself…please call us if you see anything…,” was more unrealistic advice. Ice maniacs attack the passive and fragile in the homeless scene, not the fighters. Superintendent Wall went on to pledge allegiance to Hutt Street Centre C.E.O. Ian Cox. “I agree with everything Ian said; The Hutt Street Centre do a great job.” Wall otherwise has a good reputation in Adelaide’s homeless scene. How could he speak like that? The Hutt Street Centre is a trading hub, an enabler for the Ice dealers to locate and destroy their customers. It is also where the Ice enforcers visit to locate those they believe require discipline via fists and boots. Late 1 March 2018
Is Anglicare Oakden-lite? Anglicare bureaucrats 22, 23 and 24 visited the Kill Box lady yesterday. She is the woman who will be 90 in April and has asked Anglicare to install an invalid ramp in front of her Anglicare retirement unit.
Anglicare installed a Kill Box as a ramp substitute (see photo above), but it was so dangerous that they removed it after months of requests from the resident. After political agitation, the three latest bureaucrats visited her. The elderly resident said they told her it was impossible to install a ramp because the steps were too steep and the footpaths inappropriate. Or that a ramp was medically inappropriate for her. They pressured her to move into their nursing home, but she said, “No.” “Why not?” one allegedly asked, putting the elderly lady on the defensive.
The reader may determine if it is technically feasible to install either a sloping ramp or stepped ramp in front of the pictured unit. Anglicare’s attitude resembles that of the state government bureaucracy responding to complaints of elder abuse at the Oakden Nursing Home. 1 March 2018
Five drunk Aboriginals shoved their way past an elderly passenger with a walking frame in the disabled seats on one of Adelaide’s free CBD buses last fortnight. One told the elderly passenger to, “Get out of the way, you white dog.”
Meanwhile, two Ice addicts were stooped over their seats, holding onto each other, their heads near the floor. Her arms were covered with tattoos and “slashes as if she been slashing herself all the way up to the top, old scars, white scars”. She vomited on the floor. The driver said nothing. They got out on North Terrace. She “went mad at the bus driver because she said he wouldn’t stop.” He said, “We haven’t got to the bus stop yet.” The driver swept the vomit out the door with a broom leaving a film of bile.
The elderly passenger said there was no purpose in lodging a complaint because “they” don’t respond and added that the government had removed the guards from the buses.
However, the government is clamping down on can collectors carrying their bags onto buses for “Health and Safety” reasons.
Early 1 March 2018
(above) David Pope's abandoned camp in Sherwood Forest, Adelaide, Australia. Circa Feb 2018.
“Cox suppressing, discouraging people reporting threats and violence to police to avoid scaring donors.”
An anonymous observer speaking of Ian Cox, C.E.O. of the Hutt Street Centre Early 1 March 2018
From the Contact Page
Adelaide Homeless Journal said:
Adelaide homeless scene Ice dealers “Dealers want others to conform to their lower standards. Just not being part of them makes a person a target, labelled a paedophile, a dog.
They’re too entrenched. You can’t get rid of them; they’re an octopus, it’s mafia. Wherever you go, they’re there, they never let up. That’s how it works and no one steps in.”
"Could be another form of Demonic Possession, in league with the Devil etc.
"Have "felt" into the criminal intelligence guiding some of these Speeders Jerks Stooges...
"They are NOT acting on their own.
"Forewarned is Fore-Armed.
"Ally with Allah Almighty God." Early 1 March 2018
https://tinyurl.com/huttstreetcentrerobyn The Hutt Street Centre and Kent Town Rotary are portraying Robyn as homeless for the purpose of collecting money. However, Robyn is not homeless. She has lived for years in a comfortable home in an exclusive suburb across the South Parklands and within walking distance of the Hutt Street Centre. Rotary may not know this, but the Hutt Street Centre does as Robyn has been going there for decades. This is a problem with homeless welfare where clients get drawn into an agency's propaganda unit. Robyn has had a tumultuous life and has adapted her tactics to meet those challenges and her endurance is a credit to the survival skills of humanity.