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Charlie Sheen brings community together at World AIDS Day

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR World AIDS Day this December will facilitate the continuing fight against HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination. In the wake of popular actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement of his HIV positive status, health leaders are calling for more community education regarding the virus. To mark the day on December 1, the AIDS Council of NSW […]

Absence of anti-abortionist points to absence of debate

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR The deportation of US anti-abortion activist Troy Newman last week has drawn criticism from some unlikely places. Two pro-choice campaigners said that the deportation of Mr Newman was superficial, and failed to acknowledge the difficulty many NSW women face in accessing abortion services. The deportation of Mr Newman drew media attention last […]

Community crowd funding promises greener pastures

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR A new community garden project in Bondi is set to change the way the Bondi community sees food security and environmental sustainability. The initiative, created by environmental organisation Transition Bondi, aims to set up a community garden to promote food security. Head of Transition Bondi, Lance Lieber, told City Hub he thought […]

Riding into a storm: Sydney cyclists face politics on two fronts

By JAZ SINGH-BRAR & CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Cycling groups have slammed the NSW Government’s idea of a licensing scheme for riders, saying there is no evidence of a need for identification. One group said the idea of a licensing scheme is the government’s mechanism to cause division in an otherwise unified interest group. Bob Moore of […]

Recycling rewards Sydneysiders

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR Two more reward based recycling machines have been placed in Wynyard and Redfern following a successful 12 month trial that collected over 75,000 plastic bottles and cans. The scheme, implemented by the City of Sydney, started with machines in Haymarket and Circular Quay, and rewarded participants not with cash but various prizes. […]