This weekend will celebrate Reconciliation Week with South Australian based First Nations artist Nancy Bates Trio joined by Annie Siegmann and Ryan Martin John, with a Kaurna ‘Welcome to Country’ by Mickey O’Brien.

Chairperson of Magabala Books, retired schoolteacher and current home schooler of her three grandchildren, Edie Wright’s suggestions celebrate the talent and diversity of First Nations voices and introduces young readers to a range of cultures, languages and traditions from across Australia.

Homelessness is a far more complicated issue than ‘poverty’ and the associated range of causes need to be understood before they can each be addressed.  It may not be achievable to structure a society so that there is no homelessness, but rather a realistic goal might be to ensure that there are plenty of ways out of homelessness.