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Eveleigh railworks and Technology Park to be sold

By Lauren O'Connor The Australian Technology Park (ATP) will be sold and subdivided in coming months to accommodate the State Government’s Central to Eveleigh development. Leaseholders and residents of Eveleigh and Redfern have expressed concern that the railyards and heritage buildings are not protected from redevelopment. Greens spokespeople and community activists met on January 20 […]

Disability Centre for Redfern

By Tang Li   The St Vincent de Paul Society, in partnership with Settlement Services International, will launch Ability Links NSW across Sydney as part of the Government’s new initiative to support disabled people.   Ability Links NSW (ALNSW) claim to be an innovative way to support people with disabilities (aged 9-64), their families and […]

Redfern station unfairly targeted according to residents

Police are using sniffer dogs to search Redfern commuters at a rate 6.5 times higher than other similar stations, but these searches are less likely to find drugs, according to figures recently obtained by the Greens. In a community historically marred by tensions between the residents and police, this statistics are being seen by many […]

Further calls for eviction of drug users from public housing

There have been renewed calls in the suburbs of Redfern and Waterloo for tenants of public housing who have a history with serious drug crimes to be evicted permanently. Redfern's Local Area Commander Luke Freudenstein appeared on the ABC Radio Program The World Today and called for increased powers to remove trouble residents from the […]

Three Williams

Walking into this unassuming space on the fringes of Redfern is like stepping into a bank or church. Sparse, with wooden furniture, brick walls and a post-apocalyptic tree branch above the counter.

Bar Fly: The Angry Pirate

“Sometimes theme bars are just half-arsed,” says Chris, as he lets me taste The Angry Pirate’s Grog: a heavily spiced blend of dark, white, and black rum.

Redfern celebrates as Rabbitohs break Grand Final drought

By Jessica Rapana The South Sydney Rabbitohs have hopped to glory, stepping on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs to get there, with a 30-6 win on Sunday. The victory broke a 43-year drought for the team, winning their first premiership triumph since 1971. The match between the two traditional rivals attracted more than 83,000 fans to ANZ […]

Tent Embassy calls for AHC investigation

Kyol Blakeney, an Indigenous Officer at the University of Sydney, met with Redfern Tent Embassy elders earlier this week to discuss launching an official investigation into the Aboriginal Housing Company’s (AHC) allocation of funds over the last ten years. This proposal follows last Sunday’s sit-in (June 7th) at the Redfern Tent Embassy to protest the […]

RedWatch criticises Central to Eveleigh Corridor development

By Lucy Rennick On Thursday July 3, community group RedWatch met to discuss the effects of UrbanGrowth NSW’s proposals for the redevelopment of the Central to Eveleigh Corridor. The ‘corridor’ consists of approximately three kilometers between the Goulburn Street car park in the Sydney CBD and Macdonaldtown station, including Central and Redfern stations, Australian Technology […]

Redfern-Waterloo gets real on drugs

Harm minimisation, not condemnation - that is the message from the organisers of the What’s The Harm? drug and alcohol awareness week in Redfern. Filling the void left by the absence of Drug Action Week after the defunding of the Alcohol and Other Drug Council of Australia, the Redfern and Waterloo Community Drug Action Team […]