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Australian Institute of Childcare Training

Level 8, 155 Castlereagh St, Sydney  (02) 4620 9111 About to set off on a career path in childcare? The Australian Institute of Childcare Training is the only place in Sydney’s CBD to attain qualifications. With over nine years experience in the Campbelltown area and campuses in Melbourne and Brisbane, the Australian Institute of […]

Mayor backs affordable housing levy

Like so many inner city suburbs, Marrickville’s gentrification and rising real estate prices are resulting in a crisis of affordable housing. Marrickville Mayor Jo Haylen last week addressed a NSW parliamentary inquiry on the issue and recommended a housing levy for the local area. Cr Haylen said Marrickville suffers from one of the highest levels […]

Consulate criticisms reach MP inboxes

A group of Falun Gong practitioners have complained to the Chinese Consulate about a press release they regard as defamatory that was emailed to New South Wales members of parliament. Dr Lucy Zhao, President of the Falun Dafa Association, said they were informed by a member whose office had received the press release from the […]

Australian Technology Park

Suite 3220, 2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh   (02) 9209 4220 If you’re looking to hold that unforgettable function then look no further than the Australian Technology Park Conference and Exhibition Centre, Sydney’s most unique and versatile venue.  A world-class events destination situated within the surrounds of the stunning Locomotive Workshops, Australian Technology Park features exposed […]

“Their fear is the removal of their children”

More Indigenous women die in domestic situations than ony other group, says Charmaigne Weldon, due to their fear of contacting police and social services. As a specialist Aboriginal worker at Sydney Women’s Domestic Court Advocacy Service, Ms Weldon should know. She also appears in Tidda’s Marumal: A Time to Heal a new video produced by […]

Standing up for Tibet

At the age of 14, Yeshi Tsomo made the hazardous trek across the Himalayas from Tibet into Nepal, escaping the repression of the Chinese government. Accompanied only by her cousin, Ms Tsomo left her family behind in Tibet seeking a new life in India, where she lived in the hill station of Dharamsala before studying […]

WestConnex to wipe out wetlands

Marrickville residents and councillors fear the state government’s WestConnex motorway project will threaten the Tempe Reserve and Lands, after ministers refused to guarantee the area would be preserved. A viaduct from St Peters to Tempe could impact the reserve and wetlands as part of the Taverners Hill to St Peters tunnel, which would connect the […]

Violence, power, discrimination – the big issues still facing women

INTERVIEW Natasha Stott Despoja wants International Women’s Day to be as much about fighting for the future as it is commemorating achievements already made. The former senator was recently appointed Australia’s Ambassador to Women and Girls and has been an advocate for women’s rights since she entered parliament in 1995. “International Women’s Day is a […]

The long wait on Manus Island

Recent protests by refugees and the reprisal by local police and security contractors at the Manus Island Detention Centre have left one asylum seeker dead and more than 60 others wounded. The unrest was sparked by an announcement made to asylum seekers that they would not be leaving Manus Island or Papua New Guinea regardless […]

Locked out? There’s always Newtown

As the first weekend of CBD lockouts arrives, some venues in Newtown and surrounds are preparing for an influx of revellers keen to keep the party going. Penny Clifford, events manager at the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville, said her venue is one of the closest nightclubs to the CBD and is already seeing the benefits. […]