Regina Madden in Waterloo (Photo: John Lanzky)

‘We all need to give and to receive’ – Reader Profile: Regina Madden

Regina Madden, in her own words, is “a girl from the bush”, and a “straight talker”. According to those who know her best she is also a big-hearted and highly capable community leader. As Co-ordinator of the Garden Shelter at South Sydney Uniting Church she is respected and loved for her integrity, dependability and good humour. “I laugh a lot!” she says.

BestU representatives Jeff Cho, Daniel Jeon, Bruce Kim and Henry Choi with Siobhan Bryson and local skateboarders (Photo: Kat Hines)

Cleaners thanked for better than best practice

WATERLOO: In September last year Siobhan Bryson, Operations Manager at Weave Youth & Community Services, received a “cold call” from Daniel Jeon, Director of BestU Cleaning Management. Mr Jeon then paid a visit to Weave’s head office and women’s centre. Having been provided a quote for cleaning services, Ms Bryson informed Mr Jeon that although impressed by his company – “I could tell they’d do a good job” – it was simply not an affordable option for Weave.

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Learning about diversity

Geoffrey Robertson Photo: Jane Brown

Expatriate, not ex-patriot

Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of the Doughty Street Chambers, the UK’s leading human rights practice. He is a prolific writer and he works as a judge and academic. His trademark Hypotheticals, broadcast on television, have made his distinctive style familiar to a general audience.

Someone Think of the Children, 2014 Image: Alex Grilanc

Socio-political narratives – Introducing Alex Grilanc

A recent graduate of the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Alex Grilanc is the fourth Artist in Residence at the South Sydney Uniting Church in Waterloo. He talks with Jemima Hall, the previous resident artist at the church, about his work and community engagements.

Bombino at The Basement Photo: Chris Frape

Live Music Review: Bombino

Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a member of the nomadic Tuareg Ifoghas Tribe from Agadez, Niger. His music is sung in the Tuareg language of Tamashek, and features lyrical content inspired by the Tuareg People’s fight against the government of Niger and the imposition of colonialism and strict Islamic rule.

Theatre Review: Haircuts

Film Review: Inherent Vice