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Common values and goals

On the occasion of our 200th issue there is much to celebrate. The SSH is the only community media with a newspaper reporting continuously in the inner southern suburbs.

Sydney – inner-city diversity

Alex Greenwich is opposed to the sale of inner-city social housing and supports The Rocks-Millers Point-Dawes Point community. “We’ve had major demographic changes with...

Launch of safe injecting centre renovations

KINGS CROSS: Tuesday March 18 saw the launch of new renovations at the Sydney MSIC (Medically Supervised Injecting Centre), along with a new book detailing the history of the service.

Sorry, we’re full – high schools in high demand

Parents are asking for the old Cleveland Street High School site to be turned back into a local high school to meet student demand.

Policing the Mardi Gras

A YouTube video of a police officer allegedly assaulting a Sydney Mardi Gras participant sparked widespread debate about police law enforcement this month. The YouTube video shows a police officer throwing a handcuffed 18 year old to the ground and holding him down with his foot. The incident took place after the Mardi Gras Parade on March 2.

Community demands better planning

REDFERN: On Tuesday October 23 a community meeting was held at the Redfern Town Hall on the state government’s proposed changes to the planning laws. The meeting was organised by the Better Planning Network (BPN), an affiliation of more than 70 community and environmental groups concerned about the proposals. Around 150 people attended the meeting and were addressed by local councillors and representatives of the BPN.