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From feast to famine – food insecurity in a global pandemic

By FRANCIS EDWARDS 2020 has been a year of firsts. The first female, woman of colour elected as the US Vice President. The first signs of peace in the middle east following decades of war; of environmental rejuvenation in the Venice canals, and of innovative approaches to education.  But not all of 2020’s firsts have […]

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 […]

Challenges continue for Waterloo

By John Moyle It has been a week of mixed emotions in the Waterloo Estate with the announcement of Mission Australia as the new provider of the social housing Tenant Participation Engagement (TPCE) program, replacing two highly valued workers from local community organisations. The week also brought news of an extension of the consultation phase […]

Sydney’s mean streets get meaner

BY MICK DALEY Last week’s release of figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on homelessness have prompted withering scorn from community commentators. The Greens and leading charities have expressed outrage at the figures, which show the rate of estimated homelessness up from 40 in every 10,000 people in 2011 to 50 in every […]