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Blak & Blu art award draws passionate responses

Blak & Blu art award for ink on A4 paper showed just how passionate the artists who entered are about social justice said judge and multiple Archibald Prize Finalist Kathrin Longhurst.

Change is needed: A warning from Covid’s ground zero in aged...

New battle lines must be drawn, or Australian aged care risks defeat in the battle against Covid says CEO of Baptist Care in this open letter to the Prime Minister calling for change.

Local artists express community concerns

The inaugural Blak & Blu art award for ink on A4 paper nears its official launch on December 11, 2-4pm, at the Orchard Gallery in Waterloo.

Local Government Elections 2021 – City of Sydney

The NSW local government elections will be held on Saturday, December 4. Candidates from six parties responded to three key prompts on progress, community...

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.

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,...

Can’t make a decision? This hotline could help

When people have difficulties making decisions, it is usually when two values they hold dearly are clashing. Ethi-call, a free ethical phone counselling service run...

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...

New dinner series supports Sydney refugees

On February 25, social enterprise Welcome Merchant launched a new initiative in Waterloo, which aims to promote the culinary talents of a range of...

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.

Volunteers’ News – December 2020

What a year it’s been and with border restrictions easing many families and friends will be able to get together for the holiday period....

Pandemic is teaching us how to respond to climate change

Responses to the Covid-19 pandemic offers lessons on how climate change can be addressed, an Australian social researcher and expert on social trends has...

Pandemic exposes a social housing crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic has been destabilising, putting pressure on economic, health and social systems. It has also disproportionately affected some of the most disadvantaged...

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...