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No space at Martin Place

BY ALEX EUGENE Sydney's homeless have been displaced in droves, after being moved on from a camp at Martin Place last Saturday. Police and City of Sydney Council workers evicted dozens of rough sleepers from the area who had been living there for months, and over time had accumulated wooden furniture, a food stall with […]

Glebe community rallies as Sydney’s oldest women’s refuge closes

On Friday August 29, Elsie Refuge for Women and Children in Glebe was taken over by St Vincent de Paul Society. Established in 1974 by Dr Anne Summers, Elsie was the first women’s refuge to open in Australia. Over the 40 years since it opened, Elsie has remained independently-run and has specialised in providing care […]

A time to celebrate and be celebrated

Do they know it’s Christmas? It was a question Bob Geldof asked of starving children in Africa, but it might also be pertinent for the thousands of Sydneysiders who don’t have a loving family to be with on December 25. Christmas is a time when the city’s charities lift their already laudable network of outreach […]

Unhappy ending for tired tomes

Library books, as it turns out, live on borrowed time. But what happens to the books that a librarian decides are no longer worth stocking? When a concerned resident "rescued" ten boxes of disposed books from garbage bins behind Leichhardt Library, he contacted the Inner West Independent. Jefferson Lee said he was told by a […]