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  • 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 […]

     
  • Chinatown tour explores history of

    Chinatown tour explores history of

    By Min Luo Tourists and locals who don’t go to Chinatown very often may notice two identical arches at the ends of Dixon Street and wonder which one marks the entrance. According to King Fong, even though the arches look the same, names of the Chinese-Austra lians who donate money to Chinatown are inscribed in Chinese characters on the side […]

     
  • Local election brings new look to Campbelltown City Council

    Local election brings new look to Campbelltown City Council

    Results of Campbelltown’s September 10 local election show a clear move to the left for the Campbelltown Council. Labor has won three new seats on the Council giving them a total of seven seats. Liberal councillors lost one seat leaving them with three. The Greens are back after a four-year hiatus with Ben Moroney winning a place, and the Total […]

     
  • Recycled bicycles changing the lives of Namibia’s poorest

    Recycled bicycles changing the lives of Namibia’s poorest

    By Nicole Pierre Venetia Scott and her team at Bicycles for Change are working tirelessly to collect and ship second-hand bicycles to Namibia. On Saturday 10th September, Venetia set-up her bicycle collection base tucked at the far end of St Ives Showground. Venetia is the Operations Manager at Bicycles for Change, which collects, and repairs bicycles handed in by Sydney […]

     
  • Agents for change organise first

    Agents for change organise first

    Antonia Roch It is 11 degrees on Bondi Beach. Damien Cooley is holding a hot cup of tea. He wears a rain jacket. He is the organiser of the Real Estate Sleep Out held on August 22 on Bondi Beach, when he and 99 other real estate agents slept on the sand to raise awareness and funds for Yo uth […]

     
  • Low wages continue in aged care

    Low wages continue in aged care

    By Sharleen Kumar Australia’s aged care wages need to be addressed if the industry is to cope with the ageing population’s needs for more care workers. A report by the Australian Government Productivity Commission in 2013 estimated that by 2060, 25 per cent of the Australian population will be aged 65 and over. Aged care workers are now needed more […]

     
  • The other boat people

    The other boat people

    Rose Saltman, “Three nights and three days. There’s no sleep.” It was a sultry day in July 2015 when Dartho, a 30-year-old Alorese and one of the dive guides at an Indonesian resort, started telling me his story. As we sat across the table in the office adjoining Alor Divers open air lounge and dining room, I studied my subject. […]

     
 
 
 

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