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Back to School Appeal ‘thank you’ from The Smith Family

I’m writing to express my deep appreciation to everyone across New South Wales who supported The Smith Family’s 2022 Back to School Appeal. Our vision...

Climate change is not gender neutral

Current events such as conflict, Covid-19 and intensifying climate emergencies are resulting in increased inequalities and risks for women, according to a United Nations...

City of Sydney’s line-up decided

Clover Moore was declared lord mayor of the City of Sydney Council on December 21, 2021. Having served the city in this pivotal role...

‘Keep Clear and Carry On’ campaign to keep white cane users...

It has been revealed that over 70 per cent of Australian white cane users are put in danger by “everyday” objects.* Common objects like cars...

Mental health modelling recognised globally

The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) is warning that without concerted and effective action, the disruption caused by Covid-19 will cast a “long shadow” on mental health.

Col James Student Housing for quarantine trial

Excavation has started on the final precinct of the Pemulwuy Project on Eveleigh Street between Lawson and Caroline streets. Gone now is the old...

Take a walk for kindness

Lockdown continues and concerns regarding mental health and wellbeing are increasing along with concern for the number of Covid cases. We know about the...

Young people falling victim to family violence during lockdown

Lockdown has seen young people fall victim to family violence and challenges within families, an expert in developmental psychology has said. Dr Emily Berger,...

Covid-19 is a hard slog – but hang in there

This is a frustrating time – we are all feeling various shades of tired, overwhelmed, and angry about the Covid-19 Delta outbreak in NSW,...

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 of the pandemic Red Cross is reminding readers there are things they can do now...

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...

Australian charities unite to launch disaster relief alliance

When a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal in 2015, killing nearly 9,000 people, injuring many more and destroying more than 500,000 homes, the generosity...

Catching and spreading kindness – the children show us how

In a recent article in Australian Educational Leader, researchers outlined their findings from a project inviting children aged 3-5 years to share their thoughts...

Australian Theatre Live

Australian Theatre Live touts itself as “Australian story telling for the many and not the few” and is a low-cost rental site with a...

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...

‘The future of kindness is very bright’

The future of kindness in Australia is very bright, according to social researcher Mark McCrindle, with Covid-19 drawing Aussies to demonstrate their kindness and...

Covid crisis highlights need for Arts and Creative Industries reform

Across the arts community the impact of Covid-19 is catastrophic. Venues have shut their doors with little or no notice and organisations have been forced to cancel their programs and activities. It's time the Federal Government stepped in with real support.

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...

Volunteers’ News – August 2021

The NSW government has announced a new date for the local government elections – Saturday December 4. iVote (electronic voting) will be available for the first time ...

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,...

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.

Glebe reconnected post-iso through picnics and exhibitions

GLEBE: On Thursday, June 17, members of the Glebe community gathered at Glebe Café to launch a special photographic exhibition. The event was hosted...

My Year of Living Vulnerably

Two years after his widely acclaimed One Hundred Years of Dirt, journalist Rick Morton has produced another gritty but inspiring work, My Year of Living Vulnerably.

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...

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.

Tea, tours and tastiness feature in Sydney’s Lunar New Year festivities

An authentic Chinese tea ceremony and a calligraphy demonstration are on offer in Waterloo as one of many attractions during Sydney Lunar New Year. The...

Calls eased isolation for vulnerable in lockdown

NEWTOWN: Just a simple phone call was all that was needed to help vulnerable members of a community stay connected while in lockdown during...

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‘Buy One, Give One’ masks for people in need

Purchase a box of face masks from St John Ambulance NSW and they’ll donate a box to people in need. For every box of face...

Exhibition evokes how Sydney’s waterways nurture belonging

A Surry Hills ceramics and pottery instructor has joined forces with a Balmain-based visual artist to create a unique exhibition exploring Sydney’s waterways.

In and out the windows

In this Q&A, Catherine Skipper reveals how Covid-19 isolation prompted a popular Instagram project that brought people’s imaginative life and home life together in art and spawned ‘This Time 2020’, the Orchard Gallery’s current exhibition in Waterloo.

What’s worrying our young people?

Young people from NSW aged between 15 and 19 years have significant concerns relating to equity and discrimination, Covid-19, the environment and mental health. These...

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Pandemic needs broaden GAPP’s reach

GLEBE: A church in Glebe has been helping the poor and vulnerable in the community for years, but the pandemic has revealed a surprising...

Give $24FOR24 to support children with cancer

The impact of Covid-19 has hit communities around the world hard this year, particularly those with significant health issues such as cancer. For families...

Just making faces

An important condition of the Archibald Prize is that the portrait of an individual “distinguished in the arts, letters, science or politics” has to...

Volunteers’ News – November 2020

Hello and welcome to November, and month nine* of the Pandemic, Plague, or whatever comes to mind. It seems by world standards our public...

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To say that Tenet is a time-travel sci-fi film really doesn’t do it justice. Time isn’t travelled so much as it is scrunched up and folded over multiple times.

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships winners announced

Yasmin Smith and Kalanjay Dhir have been awarded the 2020 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to an emerging and a mid-career/established artist who are graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).

Why eight pages?

If the South Sydney Herald feels a little slimmer in your hands this month, it’s because we’ve (sadly) had to cut the paper back to eight pages.

Volunteers’ News – October 2020

Hello again, I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather and getting out and about. And since October is Australia’s Walking Month you...

Local athlete relights cauldron

Last month the Olympic cauldron was reignited in Cathy Freeman Park for the 20-year anniversary of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Two young Australian athletes,...

People call on the government to ‘fund our future not gas’

On September 25, people gathered across Australia to call on the government to “fund our future not gas”.  Six hundred and thirty actions were registered...

Wilde-inspired watercolours

Kim Carpenter has been collaborating with Oscar Wilde’s famous story since 1992 when his company Theatre of Image presented its second production of The...