Sleeping in a cardboard box and raising $100,000 plus: Alice Springs CEOs chip in to help one in 17 Territorians. PHOTO: Jenni Lillis and Liz Davies getting settled in for a cold night. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
At a time when the massive government efforts are being made in Alice Springs and Central Australia towards the provision of housing, including temporary accommodation options, a number of non-government organisations (NGOs) this morning launched the Right to a Home coalition.
In their sights were, in particular, the Alice Springs Town Council and its public places by-laws, enacted last year. The coalition, through spokesperson David Havercroft of the advocacy body NT Shelter, called on the council to amend the by-laws where they are having "a negative impact" on the homeless, and to develop a "social inclusion" policy. KIERAN FINNANE reports.