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Funding for inner city womens refuges doesn’t mask regional pain

By Georgia Kriz.   The NSW Government’s controversial plan to close homelessness services across the state have been watered down again, with Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton reiterating last week that $8.6 million of funding would go towards supporting inner city homelessness outreach services. $2 million of this will go directly towards keeping five inner […]

Car sharing popularity raises parking concerns

By Sophie Trigger   The City of Sydney’s car share initiative could be increasing traffic and reducing parking in city suburbs, according to City of Sydney councilor Christine Forster. Share cars are an arrangement by which city dwellers can hire a car for a short period of time before returning it to one of many designated […]

Victorian Bushliars II

A Melbourne-based friend attended the taping of Channel Seven’s Sunday Night program with Mike Munroe, a week after the firestorm dubbed Black Saturday. She reports the program – taped after a weekend in which hundreds died, thousands became homeless, and inestimable wildlife was destroyed – brought together the Victorian campaign manager for The Wilderness Society […]