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Food For Thought

Food is one basic commodity nobody can live without. There are, however, some interesting challenges which orbit around the food industry. Two new innovative programs are looking to alleviate two of these challenges in two very different ways.   ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE - WOW FOOD! INNER WEST Challenge number one is food security. According […]

Heat treatment

BY MARK MORDUE “We are heading towards 50 degrees summer days by mid-century. Before the mid-century if you look at temperatures being reached in places like Penrith last summer.” The words of Abby Mellick Lopes, Senior Lecturer in Design and Researcher at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, were matter-of-fact. But like much […]

From Little Things …

By Mark Mordue Representatives from Macquarie and Sydney universities and the Inner West Council will gather with green practitioners and other key environmental figures in Marrickville on Friday 24 May to discuss creating a greener, better city. The Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference brings together arborists, urban planners, architects, ecologists, politicians and scientists whose ideas […]

Life in the cruelty factory

BY MARK MORDUE Tom Studans from the Australian Unemployed Workers Union steps up to the microphone to talk about Newstart payments that have not risen in real terms for a quarter of a century. Sixty people occupy the hall. They’re here in answer to an unemployment and welfare crisis. The Sydney Street Choir – a […]

ARCCO vs Bower dispute going to court

By Michael Hitch The case of the missing rental agreement proposal heats up as tensions rise again between the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville and the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) over allegations of a deceptive media release. In a media release sent days before Christmas last year, ARCCO claimed that a […]

ARCCO bows to The Bower, for now

By Michael Hitch The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville has reopened its doors after being locked out by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) due to an alleged breach of the conditions of its lease. Staff, customers and supporters of The Bower rejoiced on Sunday 2 December after negotiating an agreement with […]