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Food without strings

By ALLISON HORE It’s a chilly Autumn night in Sydney’s CBD. But the warmth from a barbecue and friendly conversation offer some relief from the cold wind. Every weekday night volunteers from the grassroots charity group Will2Live set up their barbecue on the corner of Eddy Avenue and Pitt Street to serve up food to […]

Messy renters lose out

BY MICK DALEY Rampant inflation in the rental market is one of the great economic issues for Australian battlers. But if figures released by commercial cleaning company UrbanYou are to be believed, renters themselves are wasting staggering amounts of money each year. Styling themselves as a ‘home services marketplace’ , UrbanYou have released a survey […]

Glebe Point garden on the rocks

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS A man has been ordered by the state government to dismantle a garden he had worked on for six years. The Department of Family and Community Services has ordered the public housing tenant to return the property to its original condition, sparking a campaign in the local community to allow him to retain […]

Battle of Waterloo Station begins

BY JENNIFER LUU Waterloo residents have welcomed the possibility of a metro station for the suburb at a community meeting on Thursday. But the proposal tied to the station to upgrade social housing in the area was met with skepticism. Community group REDWatch facilitated a heated community meeting on Thursday July 2, which saw residents […]

Social housing in the firing line

By Christopher Harris   A Family and Community Services (FACS) spokesperson, speaking for Minister Gabrielle Upton, has refused to rule out the sell-off of inner city social housing properties, specifically Glebe and Woolloomooloo. The statement from the department comes after the government released a Social Housing discussion paper last week, with the aim of improving […]

Government faces roadblocks to homelessness reform

The NSW Upper House has ordered the state government to release all documents relating to its controversial reforms to homelessness services. The reform package, called Going Home Staying Home, introduced competitive tendering to homelessness services across NSW. The tender process resulted in the takeover of all of NSW’s women’s only refuges and women’s specific services, […]

Another stolen generation as forced child removals increase in NSW

A nationwide crisis in the forced removal of Aboriginal children has been labelled as another stolen generation by many Indigenous community leaders. The most recent Productivity Commission report outlines that NSW has the highest number of forced child removals, with one in ten or a total of 6200 Aboriginal children in out-of-home care. Forced removals […]

EXCLUSIVE: Asbestos found in Waterloo Green public housing

  City Hub can exclusively reveal that the six high-rise public housing buildings located at Waterloo Green contain asbestos. The hazardous material was found to be decaying in sealing joints around windows. A tenant from the Marton building on Cope Street approached City Hub after a contractor told her the building would not be waterproofed […]