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Toward a truthful and hopeful national identity

Yabun is upbeat, inspiring, empowering and confronting.

Strong case for Metro station at Sydney Uni

The University of Sydney believes that having its own Metro station would benefit locals, visitors, students and staff alike.

The case for a Metro station

The University of Sydney is excited that the NSW government is considering locating a Metro station at the University.

First ever Soulfest delights and frustrates

CAMPERDOWN: Saturday October 18 saw thousands of soul music fans heading to Victoria Park for Australia’s first annual neo-soul, jazz and hip hop festival, Soulfest.

City cousins keep fair food connection

Last month, Food Connect (“fresh produce from local farmers at a fair price”) was taken on by another social enterprise called Ooooby (Out of our own back yards). Ooooby had decided to discontinue the “city cousin” program that sees fruit and veggies delivered for pickup to local collection points. However, after feedback from subscribers and city cousins, they have reversed their initial decision. The city cousin program will continue with one small difference – pickup is now on a Tuesday rather than a Wednesday. (There is also the option of free home delivery – please see the Ooooby website for details.)

Sydney Uni expands on plans

Sydney University is seeking approval for a 68 per-cent increase to its Camperdown-Darlington campus floor space by the end of 2020. This will accommodate a 21 per-cent increase in students on the campus as well as 4,000 units of “affordable” student accommodation.

Our local mental health service

Mental illness affects one in five people during their lifetime. Many South Sydney residents with mental illnesses will have treatment with the Redfern Community Mental Health Team. This team is now based in the old Redfern Court House, in the main street of Redfern.

Recycling workshop shares the love

WATERLOO: Waterloo Recycling Workshop (WRW) is a sustainable business with a proven record of community service. Now in its sixth year, the team, led by Naomi Ward under the auspices of The Factory Community Centre in Raglan Street, comprises skilled volunteer carpenters and collectors, sales and support staff. Each Friday morning in the lower car park of the Turanga building, customers clamour for bargains – a picture frame, a vase or tablecloth, a restored table or bench seat, an antique set of drawers or freshly painted cupboard.