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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...

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...

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...

September 25 – fund our future not gas

School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) and SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network ask supporters to take part in a national day of action on September...

Volunteers’ News – August 2020

I suppose, like me, you will have noticed a lot more people out and about wearing face masks. I’ve been trying to find out...

Transforming despair into action

2020 feels, for many, a year of one catastrophe after another. The recent experience of bushfires, smoke, drought, flooding and hailstorms has been somewhat...

Reliance on God

As a Muslim, born and raised in Australia, you are faced with challenges that test your faith. You are questioned about your beliefs, you...


Pemulwuy – finishing affordable housing first

This article is sponsored by the Aboriginal Housing Company's Pemulwuy Project. Authorised by Michael Mundine, CEO, Aboriginal Housing Company Limited.  REDFERN: While the majority of...

Saving Carriageworks

EVELEIGH: In early May, when Carriageworks announced it had gone into voluntary administration due to “irreparable loss of income” from Covid-19 shutdowns, shockwaves rippled...

Winning photos paint picture of recent drought and bushfires

The winner of this year’s Head On Photo Award Landscape Prize is not a professional photographer, and her winning entry was taken on an...

When the city turns silent

All around the world, countries are trying to contain the outbreak of Covid-19. Since mid-March, the Philippines has been taking measures to fight the...

DV danger can intensify with Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has produced and exacerbated feelings of loneliness but people are finding creative ways to cope.

Isolation enlightenment

As the world juddered to a halt due to Covid-19 Adam Sébire got stranded in a lighthouse keeper’s cottage on Utsira Island about 120...

Zoom brings Reid up close in global concert

From the first song, an acapella gospel, “I’m Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table”, I knew it was going to be a good night.

Loneliness during Covid-19 and where to find help

The Covid-19 pandemic has produced and exacerbated feelings of loneliness but people are finding creative ways to cope.

Covid-19 Update

Our priority must always be to keep ourselves and each other safe and healthy.

Here to help

First and foremost, we hope you are all doing okay in this unprecedented situation.

Distribution with a difference during Covid-19

Three of the South Sydney Herald’s longstanding distributors followed strict health protocols to get the April issue of the paper into the community this month – ensuring safety for everyone at the time of Covid-19.

Light up the dawn … but at a distance this ANZAC...

With planned ANZAC Day services around the country cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, Australians have created other ways to safely commemorate the day. The RSL...

Pemulwuy – protecting our workers

REDFERN: Extended hours for the construction industry announced on April 2 by Rob Stokes, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, will assist existing precautions for extra handwashing and physical distancing already taking place on The Pemulwuy Project site to protect workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greater social distancing could curb Covid-19 in 13 weeks

A University of Sydney data study from the Faculty of Engineering has revealed that social distancing must be adopted by at least 80 per cent of the Australian population to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

AMS says, ‘Keep our mob safe’

The Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) is currently testing for Covid-19 and a triage has been set up with social-distance seating in place. A nurse is on duty to take people’s temperatures and perform other essential duties prior to the patient being referred to a doctor within the clinic.

Servicing the community at a distance

The advice is clear: we must maintain a physical distance in order to slow the spread of Covid-19. If we do not follow this advice, the disease will spread too quickly and consequentially overwhelm our hospitals. Our health system will be under immense stress and people may die unnecessarily.

Intimate sets on Instagram

In what is an extraordinarily difficult time for working musicians the live-streaming festival Isol-Aid on Instagram is offering a chance to perform for fans and to raise money to support struggling music industry workers.

A prayer for health and hope

In late March, I was asked by the World Council of Churches to write a prayer for the churches around the world in relation...

Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim reminds us there are other issues, also of life and death, that will persist well past the time that Covid-19 becomes as common as the cold and they shouldn’t be forgotten or ignored.

Kirli connects kids to Country through poetry in First Languages

Kirli Saunders was recently selected as NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. In this Q&A she talks about her groundbreaking project Poetry in First Languages, and her award-winning writing.