Monday, November 29, 2021

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HUMAN AFFAIRS

Where do your brands fit on Oxfam’s Naughty or Nice list?

Major fashion brands in Australia, such as Just Jeans, Lorna Jane, Myer and Peter Alexander, must be open about how and where they manufacture...

Christmas program set to reignite city and suburbs

The City of Sydney’s program of Christmas cheer with its roving entertainment, cracking Christmas decorations and sparkling lighting displays aims to create a welcoming, festive atmosphere to encourage people back onto the streets in the city and after a tough lockdown and year.

Fancy some forest therapy?

Fancy some forest therapy? Ways to keep your kids entertained pre-Christmas? With its upcoming events, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, just an hour’s drive from Sydney, has you covered.

New mural in Redfern urges #ActionForAfghanistan

A striking new mural on the corner of Woodburn and Cleveland Streets in Redfern is offering community members a simple way to spur the Morrison Government to ramp up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

The Freedom Hub tackles modern slavery at its roots

WATERLOO: For someone who works with survivors of modern...

Keep picnics a staple in Sydney’s social season

Through a dark and difficult few months, picnics truly...

Cheering up Sydney with big yellow signs

Big yellow signs with positive messages will soon be...

The Kindness Revolution

Hugh Mackay AO, author of The Kindness Revolution, believes that people are capable of great kindness, and that the Covid pandemic demonstrated this.

Chefs Day feast offers a culinary treat for local charities

On October 20, French culinary masters Le Cordon Bleu Australia teamed...

Gender Agenda addendum – Vale Aidy Griffin

Aidy Griffin, strategic driver of law reform and social...

Sydney’s broad highway out of lockdown must carry us all

As Sydney’s lockdown restrictions lift, Randa Kattan, CEO of the Arab Council of Australia says “the road out must be a broad highway that can carry all of us, not just the lucky few”. Others say to “build back better” we must seek diverse perspectives from those communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Take a walk for kindness

Lockdown continues and concerns regarding mental health and wellbeing...

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Climate change, the fate of a now extinct Bronze Age culture, the rise of right-wing politics and global injustice also make their appearance in the detailed electronic epistles of the two women in Sally Rooney’s third novel Beautiful World, Where Are You.

Young people falling victim to family violence during lockdown

Lockdown has seen young people fall victim to family...

Reining in the debt

In August 2020 my life fell apart. Or at...

Can’t make a decision? This hotline could help

When people have difficulties making decisions, it is usually...

Lives or livelihoods? What’s the social cost of Covid-19?

We face an awful choice in light of the Covid-19 pandemic: Should we risk the lives of millions of people by reopening economies too soon or risk the livelihood of millions by opening the economy too late?

Regain control with the Red Cross Get Prepared App

As people continue to suffer the mental health effects...

Religious Australians call on Scott Morrison to do more on climate

Over six hundred people of faith from around Australia...

Tearfund Australia launches appeal to offer aid in Afghanistan

International aid agency Tearfund Australia has launched an emergency...

Assisting families in Afghanistan – emergency appeal

The scenes unfolding in Afghanistan are heartbreaking. My team...

Afghanistan – Australia, we can do more

I am an Australian Muslim woman with an Afghan...

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.

Why aren’t Aussies giving fast fashion the flick?

Australian consumers believe ethical purchasing is important, but are...

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.

The Labyrinth

What sets The Labyrinth apart, though, is both the beauty and simplicity of Lohrey’s writing and the magnitude of the tragedy that has caused her narrator, Erica, to flee Sydney for a tiny coastal town.

Australian charities unite to launch disaster relief alliance

When a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal in 2015,...

Grant gets Rainbow Families sports days up and running

Alexandria-based LGBTQ+ support group Rainbow Families has been chosen...

Biggest stumbling block to tackling racism is politics

Racism is being treated as a political issue in...

Free online first aid training for World First Aid Day

Australian Red Cross is offering free online first aid...

‘The future of kindness is very bright’

The future of kindness in Australia is very bright,...

On the street and online this library helps the homeless

While Martin Place fell into an uncharacteristic quiet during...

Help Sydney Food Share assist people doing it tough during lockdown

The extension of this latest Covid-related lockdown has meant...

‘History is more than just dates’

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

School children put on rations for refugees

Schoolchildren and teachers are being invited to eat like...

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

The Big Issue will celebrate 25 years this week,...

More than just a driver… in the end

Since retiring from her career as a suburban solicitor,...

Webinar helps safeguard Rainbow elders from abuse

People from the Rainbow community concerned about elder abuse...

Online threats to teens closer to home

Some of the greatest online dangers to teenagers comes...

New dinner series supports Sydney refugees

On February 25, social enterprise Welcome Merchant launched a...

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.

Offset your chocolate this Easter to give kids a go

In the lead up to Easter, Be Slavery Free is asking people to offset the human cost of their chocolate by donating the difference between current store prices for chocolate and a living income price for cocoa farmers. Here's why ...

JobSeeker cuts will render unemployed too impoverished to seek work

Reducing JobSeeker payments will make it more difficult for...

New rainbow path primed for Mardi Gras

SURRY HILLS: A new rainbow path that snakes through...

Refurbished mobiles bridge digital divide

The gap is growing between people who have access to technology and smart devices and those that do not.

Sea museum partners with SSI to strengthen support for new migrants

Two organisations deeply involved in migration to Australia signed...

Pandemic needs broaden GAPP’s reach

GLEBE: A church in Glebe has been helping the...

Youth speak out for a fairer future

Reporter Isabelle Thorpe-Spry spoke with Weave CEO Siobhan Bryson...

Clothing – the forgotten basic human right

DARLINGHURST: A Sydney company is providing vulnerable people with...

Five October days to support

It's good to give ... and October is packed with great causes you can support.