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Everyone can sing!

With One Voice (WOV) Redfern-Waterloo launched in 2019. Last month, after a 12-month Covid-induced hiatus, the community choir resumed in-person weekly rehearsals at Redfern...

City’s young achievers an inspiration to all

These awards honour young people social activist Betty Makin would have been proud of.

New website aims to stop traffic

REDFERN: The launch of a new anti-trafficking website on June 15 at the Redfern Town Hall took an unexpected turn when a group of sex workers from the Scarlett Alliance turned up to protest.

What happens in South Sydney today …

Forty-six years ago, in 1967, a diverse group of residents and community leaders were inspired to work together to establish a locally based community service. Beginning as a branch of the Good Neighbour Council with 30 members, South Sydney Community Aid began with the support of local residents, city councillors, the federal MHR, Jim Cope, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational, Orthodox and Anglican churches with support from the sisters of Catholic schools.

Editorial – March 2013

It is understandable the installation of an Automatic Syringe Dispensing Machine (ASDM) outside the Redfern Community Health Centre has raised community concerns and questions. The issues around illicit drug use are broad and complex, and have been the focus of tensions for many years around the Needle Bus on The Block. Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has a responsibility to engage the community and to help facilitate community dialogue and understanding, not just to ensure harm minimisation.

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.