Timeline

2020
19 October 2020
The Don Dunstan Foundation’s Thinkers in Residence program has published a new report on how to build a more purposeful economy for South Australia,
21 September 2020
Despite the enormous challenges of COVID-19, Adelaide’s homelessness rate is going down with more people housed than coming into rough sleeping each
11 September 2020
Written by Lili Rose. This year’s winner of the SALA Don Dunstan Foundation Award is inspiring textile artist, Makeda Duong, who says winning the aw
28 August 2020
Written by Edward McLeish Queen Elizabeth II has elevated 2017 Don Dunstan Orator Dame Louise Casey to the title of Baroness. Baroness Louise Casey ha
4 August 2020
Housing and health outcomes are intrinsically linked, and addressing these issues collectively is pivotal to preventing homelessness. Through a Public
30 July 2020
Written by Edward McLeish Socially, culturally, politically and economically, it’s been a tough time for South Australia’s arts industry. But the
3 July 2020
Written by Edward McLeish South Australian food security’s biggest problem is not abundance but supply chain incompetence. A constrained food supply
12 June 2020
“Interning for Don Dunstan was one of the best decisions I made."
3 June 2020
21 May 2020
Written by Anthony Collebrusco During this challenging climate, our thoughts are with the partners of the Don Dunstan Foundation’s major project
20 May 2020
Chris Button reviews the latest biography of Don Dunstan, by Angela Woollacott
14 May 2020
Shelters are bracing for a surge in homelessness in SA because of the COVID-19 crisis.
31 March 2020
Dr Guy Turnbull encourages South Australia to step up and grow its co-operative movement.
13 January 2020
Adelaide is now the first city outside of North America to have certification for its homelessness data, as part of the Adelaide Zero Project. To secu
2019
8 October 2019
Taking care of your physical, emotional and mental health is fundamental to improving the overall quality of your life. However, mental health care ca
2 October 2019
This year’s Don Dunstan Foundation Our Mob Emerging Artist Prize was awarded to Ngarrindjeri, Nurungga, Ngadjuri artist Sonya Rankine, at the openin
2 October 2019
Following in the spirit of their installation Safe Harbour, the winners of the 2019 Don Dunstan Foundation SALA Festival Award, Deborah Baldassi and S
4 September 2019
The 2019 SALA Festival has held another successful statewide festival of Visual Art in South Australia. As part of the Festival, the Foundation provid
22 August 2019
Ngarrindjeri, Nurungga, Ngadjuri woman Sonya Rankine was announced the winner of the $5,000 Don Dunstan Foundation Our Mob Emerging Artist Prize durin
22 August 2019
2019 Emerging Artist prize winner announced Ngarrindjeri, Nurungga, Ngadjuri woman Sonya Rankine was announced the winner of the $5,000 Don Dunstan Fo
2 August 2019
The Don Dunstan Foundation presents the sixth annual Homelessness Conference this August. This year’s theme – Preventing Homelessness, examine
29 July 2019
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The Don Dunstan Foundation has today announced the appointment of Ritchie Hollands as its next Executive Director to further build on the legacy of fo
29 July 2019
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As part of our work with young people and the universities in South Australia, we ran a competition for student designers to come up with artwork for
23 July 2019
MARRNet Enters Strategic Partnership with AMES Australia The Migration and Refugee Research Network (MARRNet) is pleased to announce the launch of a n
17 June 2019
In Daily Adelaide’s Independent News | Stephanie Richards 17 June 2019 The non-government sector should have a greater say in the management of
23 May 2019
Support for Adelaide’s Homeless ‘needs to go further’ Australian-first tracking data reveals In a push to end street homelessness by the end of
20 May 2019
Every homeless person has a name and a record 280 volunteers next week will spend a few nights walking the streets of Adelaide’s CBD, getting to kno
26 February 2019
Institute of Global Homelessness Report Launched As you may remember, the Adelaide Zero Project hosted Dame Louise Casey, a leading UK International H
10 January 2019
Internationally recognised social entrepreneur Suzi Sosa has identified attracting and retaining millennials, as a crucial move for South Australia to
2018
12 December 2018
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5 December 2018
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Pro Bono Australia | Luke Michael 5 December 2018 South Australia should embrace the cooperative business model to fix problems in the state’s care
4 December 2018
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In a push to encourage greater Indigenous participation in South Australia’s workforce, local businesses are being called upon to create more job op
20 November 2018
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MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday 13 November 2018 The Don Dunstan Foundation’s ‘Thinker in Residence’ Dr Guy Turnbull is on a mission for South Australi
26 October 2018
The Adelaide Zero Project is seeking commitment from all Adelaide City Council candidates to back Adelaide’s efforts to become the first Australian
27 September 2018
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INDaily | 27 September 2018 The newly-announced royal commission into the aged care sector won’t be the last unless Australia changes the way it thi
19 September 2018
The Zero Project continues to attract worldwide attention, as it works towards Adelaide becoming the first Australian city to achieve and sustain Func
12 July 2018
Social entrepreneur Dr Guy Turnbull, who was named UK Entrepreneur of the Year, is in SA to inspire budding innovators and business founders on what i
10 July 2018
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Business News Australia | David Simmons 10 July 2018 Without realising, most of us are already part of a co-op. Whether it be a credit union, a mutual
29 June 2018
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The Advertiser | Rebecca Baker 29 June 2018 Dr Guy Turnbull is, by his own admission, an unintentional entrepreneur: In his 20s, he just wanted to tea
14 June 2018
Adelaide has welcomed one of Canada’s most successful female innovators and international leaders on improving economic prosperity, to help inform t
14 June 2018
Suicide, racism, domestic violence, and cyber-bullying are just some of the social issues being tackled by performers at this year’s Adelaide Fringe
28 May 2018
The Mandarin | Harley Dennett Learning what people sleeping rough need from government and charities isn’t easy — especially when even their name
18 May 2018
The Advertiser, 17 May 2018 | Josephine Lim  ONE in three people sleeping rough in Adelaide has been living on the streets for more than two years, a
17 May 2018
Adelaide is one step closer to achieving its goal of ending street homelessness, after more than 200 volunteers spent the past few nights getting to k
17 May 2018
SBS NEWS | Rhiannon Elston More than 30 organisations have joined together to end homelessness in Adelaide by 2020. It’s a cold autumn night in Ad
14 May 2018
The Advertiser, 14 May 2018 | Matt Smith ROUGH sleepers would disappear from Adelaide streets within two years under a new plan to tackle homelessnes
22 March 2018
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MEDIA RELEASE. Renowned Nobel Peace Prize winning economist and entrepreneur, Professor Muhammad Yunus, is at the forefront of a world movement toward
9 March 2018
An Action Plan has been collaboratively developed to implement a bold new target for the implementation of the Adelaide Zero Project, aimed at achievi
22 February 2018
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The Mandarin, 22 February 2018 | Harley Dennet South Australia might be in the middle of a state election campaign, but the business of making a posit
22 February 2018
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The City Messenger, 22 February 2018 | Jade Gailberger ADELAIDE will aim to eradicate street homelessness in the CBD by the end of 2020 under a plan u
31 January 2018
InDaily, 31 January 2018 | Stephanie Richards Adelaide City councillors have unanimously agreed to spend just under $150,000 towards a US-modelled ap
2017
24 November 2017
MEDIA RELEASE Adelaide has welcomed internationally renowned and award-winning behavioural scientist Dr Vic Strecher from the US, for the Don Dunstan
14 November 2017
Adelaide has been named as one of a select number of cities worldwide to be recognised for its pioneering efforts in working towards a goal of ending
28 August 2017
Pro Bono Australia, 28th August 2017 | Wendy Williams The Adelaide Zero Project has been launched by the Don Dunstan Foundation. The project, a firs
17 August 2017
A broad coalition of organisations has come together to lead the charge for Adelaide to become the first city outside North America to implement an ap
26 February 2017
Pro Bono Australia, 26 Feb 2018 | Luke Michael An action plan has been developed to achieve functional zero homelessness in Adelaide by 2020, with a c
2016
19 July 2016
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A new report being launched in Adelaide today (Tuesday 19 July) provides a new foundation and direction for the reform of mental health care in South