Friday, September 24, 2021

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Local Covid-19 testing and vaccination clinics for First Nations people

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination and testing clinics are open in our area for First Nations people. Free Pfizer vaccines are available for anyone who is Aboriginal...

Religious Australians call on Scott Morrison to do more on climate

Over six hundred people of faith from around Australia have penned hand-written letters calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to do more to protect...

Tearfund Australia launches appeal to offer aid in Afghanistan

International aid agency Tearfund Australia has launched an emergency appeal to support its partners in Afghanistan. Tearfund Australia has been working with its partners on...

Counterpoint launches Covid Vax Assist to encourage locals have their shot

Help is at hand for people struggling to book their Covid vaccination as Counterpoint Community Services launches Covid Vax Assist. A dedicated helpline and email address have been set up to assist with questions.

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville residents urged to get vaccinated

Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville are at the centre of a Covid vaccine push – with health officials concerned over low vaccination rates and rising case numbers. Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinics are open at Glebe and Green Square / Zetland this week run by Sydney Local Health District.

Uplifting Sydney images snapped by young photographers

Zoe Morris’s photo “Grumpy Cat”, shot in South Eveleigh, is a finalist in the 3-7 year old category of the Little Sydney Lives photography...

Grant gets Rainbow Families sports days up and running

Alexandria-based LGBTQ+ support group Rainbow Families has been chosen as a New South Wales winner in the 2021 Active Australia Innovation Challenge run by...

Free online first aid training for World First Aid Day

Australian Red Cross is offering free online first aid training for World First Aid Day 2021 with Covid-safe skills shared on TikTok to raise...

#ChatStarter helps families build positive mental health in hard times

Worried about your child’s mental health during Sydney’s lockdown? You’re not alone. A new national program, designed in partnership with Australia’s national mental health...

Indigenous Science Experience goes online for everyone in 2021

Founder of the first ever all Aboriginal boomerang team “Deadly Returns”, Paul Craft-Burragun (Uncle Boomerang), will present a session about Indigenous History and Artefacts...

Waterloo and Redfern Covid-19 vaccination clinics in – walk-ins welcome

From tomorrow (Wednesday August 11, 2021) until Saturday August 14, NSW Health will be providing free AstraZeneca vaccinations in Waterloo and Redfern from 10am...

Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Glebe – walk-ins welcome

So far, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has vaccinated more than 1,800 people at its pop-up community clinics since starting last week. From today (August...

Fifteen ways to help wildlife

WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc) NSW has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 35 years and is the largest wildlife...

Fable fun on Planet Zoom!

Community-based theatre company Natalie Mitz Productions continues to create uplifting works for young people on a virtual stage. Natalie says: “Our dynamic educational theatre show...

Local art groups support and inspire

Art is expressive, therapeutic, political and historical as shown here in Gloria Liang’s painting of medical personnel during last year’s Covid lockdown. Local art groups...

Rethink Year 12 return – an open letter to the NSW Premier

Since the NSW government’s announcement that HSC students and school staff would return to school on August 16, the Independent Education Union of Australia,...

Write to the PM on climate action

The Prime Minister continues to spin Australia’s emissions reductions as “meeting and beating our targets” and achieving “more than most other similar economies”. Evidence...

FAST action can aid stroke sufferers

With one stroke every nine minutes, strokes are the leading cause of disability in Australia and the third most common cause of death, affecting...

Pandemics and Deadly Science feature as festival goes digital

A global biosecurity expert, a virus research director, an investigator into the origins of Covid-19 and physician, journalist and broadcaster Norman Swan will discuss Pandemics: Past,...

Help Sydney Food Share assist people doing it tough during lockdown

The extension of this latest Covid-related lockdown has meant many vulnerable people in Greater Sydney are doing it tough. Sydney Food Share’s (SFS) committed volunteers...

Kinchela boys reclaim their education

A landmark literacy program run by TAFE NSW is helping Uncles from Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation in Redfern reclaim their education.   Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal...

Get reading for a good cause, kids!

More than 40,000 Aussie kids are expected to read for a good cause in August by participating in the annual MS Readathon. Now in its...

New mental health support group comes to South Sydney

Mental health organisation Grow has opened a Tuesday morning group in Redfern-Waterloo to provide friendly peer support in South Sydney. Mental health experts agree that...

Covid-19 is not a western Sydney problem

An emerging narrative typifying Covid-19 as a “western Sydney problem” is undermining the pressing need for collaborative action.

Smuggled – an illegal history of journeys to Australia

Authors Ruth Balint and Julie Kalman are associate professors, at the University of New South Wales and Monash University respectively. They are also both the children of European refugees and have taught and researched extensively on migration issues.

Heal Country! calls us all to connect, respect and redress

It’s NAIDOC week and the theme Heal Country! calls for all of us to continue to “seek greater protections for our lands, our waters,...

Localisation can help restore the planet

A greater appreciation for Indigenous cultures, a growing desire for connection to community and the natural world, and a shift towards farmers’ markets and community gardens are all indicators of a rising worldwide movement for localisation that is realigning our priorities with our deeper human values, as well as with the needs of the planet.

Start-up easing affordable housing search for tenants

Collecting information about historical events is like a treasure hunt for this year’s Inner West Council (IWC) Citizen of the Year, Chrys Meader.

Wildlife photography exhibition captures beauty and fragility

If you’re looking for a day out that will inspire you and your family the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on at the Australian National Maritime Museum is the perfect pick. Great for the school holidays – but go anytime, really. Highly recommended.

Campaign launched to build Australia’s first truth telling museum

Not-for-profit Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) and bus company CDC NSW launched a fundraising campaign on Sorry Day (May 26) to build the country’s...

‘You are home, Dimitris’

NEWTOWN: More than 350 mesmerised audience members, swayed, clapped in time and sang along with internationally-acclaimed Greek singer and musician, Dimitris Basis in his...

School children put on rations for refugees

Schoolchildren and teachers are being invited to eat like a refugee during the week leading up to World Refugee day (June 14-19); get sponsored;...

South Eveleigh lays on food and fun for Sydney Solstice 2021

To celebrate the longest night of the year, the heritage Locomotive Street in South Eveleigh will be transformed into a festival of free and ticketed events for all ages, fusing performance, food and drink, art installations and music.

The Big Issue turns 25 this week — and it’s ‘awesome’

The Big Issue will celebrate 25 years this week, marking the quarter-century milestone with a very special bumper birthday magazine edition out on Friday...

Volunteers’ News – June 2021

It is 10 years since our beloved founding editor Trevor Davies died and we remember him with love and affection. We're also grateful for all who have helped the paper to continue to thrive since then, including our brilliant cartoonist norrie mAy-welby who is having an exhibition in June.

Coercive control checklist could save lives

A Pocket Guide to Relationships, Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control aims to help people understand how you can still be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship even where there is no physical violence. And it can be downloaded FREE in several languages.

Writers within reach

DARLINGTON: More than 400 Australian-based speakers and 15 international writers (via video) discussed Within Reach – the theme of the 23rd Sydney Writers’ Festival,...

Volunteers’ News – May 2021

Did you manage to catch the Pink Supermoon on April 27? I did, it was large and bright but not pink from my view. For you sky watchers there will be a Super Full Blood (Red) Lunar Eclipse on May 26.

Dead Nature: a reckoning in the face of the climate crisis

CAMPERDOWN: Natura Morta, an exhibition of drawings, mixed media works and installations, by Sydney-based artist and designer Bettina Kaiser, explores aspects of humanity’s relationship...

Tens of thousands to join call for sustainable future

In the past 18 months, we’ve endured a lot. We’ve witnessed some of the worst bushfires in Australian history, had our lives ground to...

Get your apartment building into the food scraps recycling trial

The City of Sydney is looking for an additional 100 apartment buildings to take part in a food recycling trial. Since July 2019, the City...

Notre Dame graduate helps bushfire survivors to rebuild

When Celina Nunez finished university at the end of 2019, she faced a world fraught with disaster. The year 2020 started with one of...

Is your heart safe at work?

This World Day for Safety and Health at Work, St John Ambulance NSW is promoting the importance of defibrillators in the hope that one...

Write a poem, grow a forest!

Zetland-based Red Room Poetry has partnered with the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan (the Garden) to create a new prize that encourages young people...

Renewal of mural on Eveleigh St

REDFERN: The “Welcome to The Block” mural on Eveleigh Street has been renewed and looks great as part of the Pemulwuy development.

Universe behind closed doors

What’s happening in our private moments that no one else might be able to see or understand? What are the rituals we perform, or...

Help the Bower aid jobless to rebuild

The federal government’s JobKeeper scheme ended on March 28. And by its own estimates, between 100,000 and 150,000 JobKeeper recipients will lose their jobs in...

Survey shows female heart attack survivors worse off than men

A woman in Australia who has a heart attack is less likely than a man to receive the same life-saving treatment, be given advice...

Try this egg-cellent list to aid your ethical Easter shopping

Choose your chocolate wisely this Easter using the Easter scorecard to work out which big brands are free of child labour, farmer impoverishment, and deforestation.

Help is at hand where ‘invisible fires’ still burn says Stone

NRMA Insurance and Lifeline have partnered with Australian music icon Julia Stone to highlight the continued need for mental health support for people affected by the devastating fires throughout the 2019-2020 season.