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Rally cry for public transport

BY JOSHUA KINDL Disgruntled NSW residents and commuters gathered in the Sydney CBD last Saturday to protest recent transport decisions made by Gladys Berejiklian’s state government. Approximately 1000 individuals marched together through the Sydney CBD, commencing at Hyde Park and finishing at Martin Place, as a demonstration of concern and frustration with the NSW State […]

Call for answers: black death in custody unresolved

BY ALEC SMART On 29 December 2015, most families in Australia were enjoying the festive season together, looking forward to the forthcoming New Year. The Dungay family of Kempsey, likewise, was in buoyant spirits. David, son, uncle, brother, cousin, father and beloved member of the Dhunghutti Aboriginal community, was three weeks away from release after […]

Not tolerating intolerance

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED A slew of prominent Australian community members came together to fight racism last week, vowing to push back against the government's racist changes to immigration laws. Comedian Jennifer Wong, Pakistani clothing designer Zara Ahmed, Artist and poet Candy Royalle, Greens MP Jenny Leong and DJ/Artist Sezzo Snot were among a diverse […]

Centrelink’s debt debacle

BY CHARLOTTE GRIEVE Rebecca Hynek, now aged 28, lives with PTSD as a result of childhood trauma and her subsequent experience with the Royal Commission. She suffers constant breakdowns, has attempted suicide on a number of occasions and is regularly admitted to hospital. “I got into public housing after ending up in a refuge. Mental […]

Sydney rallies to welcome refugees

BY RYAN QUINN Over a thousand people rallied Sydney CBD streets over the weekend to support the current global refugee crisis. At least four different protest groups joined together at Sydney Town Hall, with the same overarching message: racism is bad, welcoming refugees is good. Refugee Action Coalition Sydney and its supporters surrounded the town […]

Marrickville prioritises cycle infrastructure

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Marrickville Council has promised almost one million dollars for its cycle infrastructure  in its 2015/16 budget, a move welcomed by the growing cycling community in the area. At the latest Council meeting last Tuesday June 9, councillors agreed to increase spending to $949,000, which Greens councillor Sylvie Ellsmore said is double […]