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The CEO Sleepout in Perth seems meaningless to me

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, May 28, 2013,
The St Vincent de Paul Society's CEO Sleepout will be held again in the near future. I think it's great that it raises money for the homeless. But apart from that it seems to be an exercize in meaningless symbolism.

The local luminaries who take part are clearly trying to show that they care about the have-nots by treading "in their shoes". But surely spending one night in a cricket ground is nothing compared to months (if not years) of hunger, unemployment, loneliness and homelessness.

The hom...
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Area near Dixon Park, Hamilton Hill seems semi-rural

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, May 21, 2013,
One thing I really like about Perth is how spread out it is. Even though it's much more densely populated than in years gone by, there's still a lot of empty space. And pretty much every suburb contains a nice big park or three. There are quite a few lakes and swamps around the place, too. You can even find patches of land that are reminiscent of the country between suburbs that are quite close to the CBD and Fremantle.

The area near Dixon Park in Hamilton Hill is an example of this. It's just...
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Good books about and set in Perth and Fremantle
Line of Sight
When War Came to Fremantle
The Devil's Garden
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