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Down and Out in Adelaide – It’s Just Not OnDown and Out in Adelaide – It’s Just Not On

12 Jun 2003 | Published in Homeless, Media

THREE nights in the cold and rain have convinced Anthony Jucha that Adelaide’s homeless community is doing it too tough.
Mr Jucha, a lawyer, went to the city’s west parklands on Friday night to spend the long weekend with people sleeping rough. He wanted to see how people coped under such trying conditions. What he found at his campsite near the West Tce cemetery was dozens of people who had too little to eat and few opportunities to improve their lives.
He was also angry at what he saw as the heavy-handed tactics of police and council workers.
“I was warmly accepted and [...]

Blitz on Parkland HomesBlitz on Parkland Homes

8 Jun 2003 | Published in Homeless, Media

HOMELESS people camped in the Adelaide Parklands say city council workers took away their tents and blankets during the wild weather of the past fortnight.
People scattered through isolated pockets of the parklands are now using tarpaulins as shelter against the winter rains.
Several are settled among gum trees behind former netball courts next to West Tce Cemetery.
Aaron Mundy, 29, who has been camping in the parklands on and off for the past seven years, said council patrols were taking possessions while people were away finding food or showers.
“They come by during the day and take our tents, blankets, pillows, even cups [...]

Lawyer Lives on the Streets to Highlight Homeless HardshipLawyer Lives on the Streets to Highlight Homeless Hardship

7 Jun 2003 | Published in Homeless, Media

An Adelaide lawyer is spending the long weekend living on the streets in a bid to highlight the plight of homeless people in Adelaide.
Anthony Jucha says he is angry at the way homeless people get shunted from one spot to another but thought it important to get a more informed understanding of the issue.
He says it has been a difficult experience.
“I’ve done two nights out, I’ve got one to go,” he said. “It’s a long weekend, so Friday, Saturday, Sunday night. It’s pretty cold but it’s a drop in the ocean. I mean, I’ve met people who have been out [...]

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Rocking out in Redfern
Rocking out in Redfern

Most of the lawyers at a music trivia night might have started practising law when Soundgarden rather than Schoolboy Q were moving the kids, but a music trivia night is for the young at heart, writes Anthony Jucha
The crowning event of Law Week this year was Redfern Legal Centre’s ‘Rock trivia fundraising event’.
The invitation encouraged contestants to “get competitive” and “get mean” and “claim the title of ‘Most Rockin’ Law Dudes Ever’.”
I was recruited to help out as a scorekeeper on the night.  I agreed… for the feel-good factor; for something to write about; and for a couple of cold slices [...]

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Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10
Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10

Launching the Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – as seen on Channel 10 News.


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Monopoly – ABC Radio 891
Monopoly – ABC Radio 891

A fun (half hour) interview with Sonya Feldhoff from ‘Afternoons’ at 891 ABC Adelaide about The Campaign for Real Monopoly – started by blogger Jonny Nexus to encourage people to play by the rules.
Click here to listen to Part 1 of the Interview
Click here to listen to Part 2 of the Interview
See also on ABC Radio’s page.

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Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?
Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?

Anthony’s 2004 Adelaide Fringe debut takes us on a journey that bares all. With musical support from Gary and Rob (and constant interruptions by Michael Hicks), the show features such unusual explorations as:
• why spotted ties send the wrong message
• the rejection letter poem
• the army, cocaine, grenades and me
• why thinking about work can actually increase arousal
• losing your virginity; beware the dark blue ring
• hard up at the puppetry of the penis auditions
• the brighter side of breaking your penis
• a long weekend sleeping out with the homeless
If there is a place in hell for you [...]