Yes Gladys, show more compassion – and some steel

One thing the new government could do to reduce suicide would be to “re-position” itself in relation to the poker machine industry.

Social work superheroes

I liken my colleagues in the Boarding House Outreach Service (Newtown Neighbourhood Centre) to social work superheroes.

Aunty Jean Phillips and Brooke Prentis (front centre and right) with Common Grace participants at St John's Darlinghurst. Photo: supplied

Change the heart – a call to action

In the week leading up to Australia Day on January 26, Aboriginal Christian leaders Aunty Jean Phillips and Brooke Prentis hosted 17 prayer meetings in every state and territory across Australia.


No direction home

While there was a positive reaction to the City of Sydney’s alternative take on the government’s “preferred option” for the redevelopment of the Waterloo Estate, the plight of vulnerable residents remains unchanged.

Paradise of portraits

An exhibition at 107 Projects in Redfern in May features photographic portraits taken in the Redfern-Alexandria-Waterloo area.

Words to wake us