• Recycle centre distribute furniture to asylum seekers and refugees

    Recycle centre distribute furniture  to asylum seekers and refugees

    By Michaela Morgan  On any given weekend, The Bower is buzzing with activity. There’s a constant stream of people donating second hand tables, microwaves and bicycles, shopping for retro furniture bargains, or learning to fix a toaster at the Repair Café. For 17 years, The Bower Re-Use and Recycle Centre in Marrickville has been recycling donated household items and saving […]

     
  • Fox rescue under threat

    Fox rescue under threat

    By Joe Koning The often negative public perception of foxes is the subject of a battle between the NSW Government’s Local Land Services and the registered charity Sydney Fox Rescue. The Sydney-based charity originally acted to rescue and rehome injured or orphaned foxes, although it has been unable to do so since March last year due to legislative changes. These […]

     
  • UTS researcher aims to reconstruct face via DNA

    UTS researcher aims to reconstruct face via DNA

    By Min Luo In a crime scene, detectives may trace potential suspects with just a strand of hair. Then in the high-tech lab, forensic officers extract DNA evidence that points to a suspect. This is a typical scenario in crime TV shows. However, that is the best scenario. In reality, even with DNA collected from the crime scene, investigations descend […]

     
  • Campbelltown Cemetery proposal gets new life after latest hearing

    Campbelltown Cemetery proposal  gets new life after latest hearing

    By Adrian Reid A proposal for a 150-hectare cemetery in Campbelltown took Varroville House residents Jacqui Kirkby and Peter Gibbs by surprise when they heard about it in 2013. If the proposal went ahead they were going to be living in the middle of the cemetery.   Three years later, in a hearing in front of the NSW Joint Regional […]

     
  • An upswing in childcare for working parents

    An upswing in childcare for working parents

    By Nicole Pierre The rising costs of childcare facilities are becoming a significant burden in local communities, especially for many young families. Yet one working mother’s idea, subsequent business plan and new initiative might be a solution.  Sally Miles is the founder of the startup ‘Upswing’,  the first of its kind in Australia. Upswing promotes both pop-up childcare services and […]

     
  • A fair dinkum approach to encouraging children to read

    A fair dinkum approach to  encouraging children to read

    By Jessical Voivenel The musical ‘Fair Dinkum’, which visited local schools during Book Week in August, was produced with the aim of inspiring children to read. The musical, staged by Perform Educational Musicals, travelled around New South Wales to celebrate Book Week 2016 promoting the theme ‘Australia – Story Country’. The company, has been creating specialty educational musicals for primary […]

     
  • Bad business riding on the roads for Sydney’s cyclists

    Bad business riding on the roads  for Sydney’s cyclists

    By Althea Rodricks Despite the NSW Government announcing a $39 million boost and additional funding towards new cycleways in NSW, many Sydney cyclists refuse to ride along Sydney’s roads. Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure for NSW, announced an increase in funding for more than 300 cycling projects across NSW in April 2016.The City of Sydney Council has also […]

     
 
 
 

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