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Finding belonging in Newtown through the Asylum Seeker’s Centre

By GEORGIA ROBINSON “When I was jobless, it was hard to provide food even for my daughter. The food services we got from the Asylum Seekers Centre were a big help”, says Bala*. Bala and his family sought asylum in Australia as a result of religious persecution as Hindis in a Muslim-majority country.  However, arriving […]

Local legend creates community through food

By GEORGIA ROBINSON When COVID-19 hit last year, Rick Everett, an Inner West local decided to use his free time to start up a series of what he calls ‘kindness projects’. At the age of 15, Rick was a homeless teen and after coming across a circus doing a dress rehearsal and performing some tricks […]

Trees “massacred” in Inner West while climate crisis worsens

By GEORGIA ROBINSON In areas with less green cover, and more hard surfaces to absorb and radiate heat, the Urban Heat Island Effect is increasing. The Urban Heat Island Effect is an issue in most urban areas around the world. It sees urban areas becoming hotter as a result of human energy waste, this can […]

I AM NOT A VIRUS: How Inner West artists are fighting back against racism

By GEORGIA ROBINSON “Racism is a social disease and it needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.” – Susan Chen Asian based racism is an issue which has existed for as long as Asian people have been migrating to Australia, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated it for Asian people all over Australia […]

Council splash cash for community projects

By GEORGIA ROBINSON 89 community projects are starting the year off with a bang after the Inner West Council announced the recipients of the Inner West Council 2020 Grant Program. Through the program the council is providing $500,000 in funding to offer financial support to a variety of different projects, such as arts, community and […]