Adelaide Homeless Images 2015
(above) A camp back of a little used building in the South Parklands near South Terrace, and about 500 metres from Beck's camp shown below. Thousands of motorists, bus passengers and cyclists view it every day. Rather than dangerous criminals tearing up the town, these campers are subsistence dwellers in a city where over a thousand government welfare houses are deliberately kept empty by a sick government.
(above) The campers have vacated Adelaide City Council building number PR44035B. The Council gave them seven days to leave. A Council employee said the campers had found alternative accommodation. They decently cleaned up the area before leaving. It isn't known if the campfire burn marks are a recent event or were made by previous campers. Nor is it known if they found a better place to live.
Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese told Indaily in June 2015 that Council staff check Parklands campsites daily to monitor the wellbeing of campers and to collect rubbish. Actually, rubbish bins have been carefully excluded from where campers sleep and there hasn't been any rubbish collection from this site near Goodwood Road for the past month. Martin isn't aware of the situation.
(above) The salaried bureaucrats at the "Valuing the Homeless Sector" conference break for lunch at 1:00pm just as the Hutt Street Centre closes its day centre and expels the homeless back onto the street. When the Convention Centre bureaucrats break for afternoon tea at 3:00pm, WestCare closes its day centre. When the paid attendees at the conference break for "drinks" and congratulate each other for their benevolence, the homeless will have made their way back to their Parklands camps in preparation for a wet winter night.
(above) A group of elitist bureaucrats are staging a costly phoney conference called: "Valuing the Homelessness Sector" at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Thursday, 6 August. Included will be Glenda Stevens from Homelessness Australia, a shell company that advocates that most "homeless" are females. This clearly false statement is a trick to transfer government funding and private donations away from those living outside.
(above) An abandoned summer camp in the Adelaide CBD Parklands. Despite wood being freely available, campfires are rarely lit. Those living outside go to great lengths to avoid being noticed. The Parklands screaming drunks tend to live in rooms or houses where they recover for their next bout. Camping in the Parklands requires an intense discipline that leaves little room for alcohol.
(above) An outdated metal sign glued to the Adelaide City Council South Parklands outbuilding shown below. WestCare doesn't store bedding and personal items for campers; Byron Place closed down years ago; Hutt Street Centre closes its storage room at 1:00pm Monday to Friday and earlier on the weekends, making it nearly irrelevant.
(above) A bush shelter in the Parklands, too obvious to be used regularly. Proper etiquette when communicating with a bush camper is to make yourself known, then take only quick glances towards the camp, then wait for the camper to approach you, or give him or her time to prepare for your arrival. Walking straight in is the same as someone walking through your front door. Unless you have direct business with the camper, it is polite to skirt around the camp.
(above) A typical subtle Adelaide CBD Parklands homeless camp with remnants of a campfire between the benches and a blanket in the crook of the tree. Three days after this photograph was taken in early July 2015, one of the benches disappeared and the other re-appeared further in the bushes. The blanket remained in the tree.
(above) How can it be that a man and woman like this hide out on a back verandah of a sports building in the South Parklands while over a thousand Housing Trust houses and units sit empty? The bureaucrats say the dwellings are on an indefinite repair waiting list, but isn't a slightly imperfect house better than nothing? This is institutionalised corruption. A crime. Note: This image has been blurred to protect the identity of those shown.
(above) Two weeks later they're gone from the Adelaide City Junior Football Club Verandah. They're known to be a clean living couple and still living in the homeless scene. Adelaide City Council say they don't follow up on people who are moved on. They do, however, send psychiatric unit Street-to-home to visit the site. One employee said that this couple moved on of their own free will. Can the average human understand how they must feel?
(above) High energy security lights blazing away in broad daylight at the Anglicare-administered retirement units in Elizabeth. (Notice the sun shining from behind the tree.) At night most of the security lights turn off. Anglicare has even asked one tenant to buy her own solar panels to save power. Yet they won't install adequate safety ramps for invalid tenants, some of whom are 90-years-old.