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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 […]

Morrison’s drug doubt

By JOHN MOYLE The Morrison Government’s revival of the 2017 Turnbull policy to drug test welfare recipients should come as no surprise, as the Government is awash in a wave of “compassionate conservatism”. The two-year trial will see 5,000 welfare recipients of Newstart and the Youth Allowance have their payments suspended if they test positive […]

Single mums support each other

Kristie Rue is going OK, all things considered. She has work that is flexible and nearby, but it is contract-based and not permanent. She lives in community housing in Leichhardt, but it is comfortable and affordable. Her 10-year old son, William, happily attends Leichhardt Public and takes part in the school band. But for a […]