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Power to the People

By MARK MORDUE Addison Road Community Organisation and Newtown Neighbourhood Centre are combining forces to create a national alliance of community organisations working together to lobby for social justice and a basic living wage at the next election. “The inner west is the boarding house capital of Australia," Newtown Neighbourhood Centre CEO Liz Yeo said. […]

Deadly Good: different cultural communities come together at Addi Rd

By MARK MORDUE Keenan Mundine, Carly Stanley and Dean Lloyd are here from Deadly Connections, picking up hamper boxes from Addi Road’s Emergency Food Relief Hub. They’re using two vans to do a big delivery run to Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern, Marrickville and Dulwich Hill. Deadly Connections work across those areas and throughout the Inner West […]

Addison Road Community Centre “strikes a blow for goodness” during lockdown crisis

By EVA BAXTER Addison Road Community Centre is a small community organisation churning out thousands of food hampers. Addi Road is a food aid organisation and a community development organisation, which means its business is in demand during a crisis. Within a few months of COVID disrupting life in Sydney, the organisation went from working […]

Inner West charity launches innovative zero-waste zero-emissions kitchen

By ALLISON HORE A Marrickville charity has launched a new “zero waste, zero emissions” kitchen which will cook up ready meals for underprivileged locals. The kitchen is one of the first of its kind in Australia. On Monday Addison Road Community Centre, a grassroots organisation in operation since 1976, launched the new kitchen which will […]

Food relief hungry for help

by ALEC SMART The Addison Road Food Pantry, a food relief operation in Marrickville run by the Addison Road Community Organisation (ARCO), is experiencing a substantial surge in users since the COVID-19 coronavirus began infecting Australians. The Food Pantry rescues fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and other quality tinned and packaged foods, as well as household […]

War on Waste launched

By MARK MORDUE Last Monday morning, Addison Road Community Organisation announced the start of its WOW (War on Waste) Food! Inner West campaign. The campaign encourages local businesses to donate food and support the work Addi Road does through its ‘food rescue and food security’ supermarket, The Food Pantry. Matt Kean, the NSW Minister for […]

Vandals drain goodwill

BY ALEC SMART Another spate of vandalism at Addison Road Community (Addi Rd) in Marrickville was probably committed by the same people who targeted the premises earlier this year. Unfortunately, these abhorrent acts harm every organisation on this unique multicultural site, and ultimately threaten its long-term viability. Hate speech and trolling – generated in social […]

Food For Thought

Food is one basic commodity nobody can live without. There are, however, some interesting challenges which orbit around the food industry. Two new innovative programs are looking to alleviate two of these challenges in two very different ways.   ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE - WOW FOOD! INNER WEST Challenge number one is food security. According […]

Heat treatment

BY MARK MORDUE “We are heading towards 50 degrees summer days by mid-century. Before the mid-century if you look at temperatures being reached in places like Penrith last summer.” The words of Abby Mellick Lopes, Senior Lecturer in Design and Researcher at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, were matter-of-fact. But like much […]

Life in the cruelty factory

BY MARK MORDUE Tom Studans from the Australian Unemployed Workers Union steps up to the microphone to talk about Newstart payments that have not risen in real terms for a quarter of a century. Sixty people occupy the hall. They’re here in answer to an unemployment and welfare crisis. The Sydney Street Choir – a […]