Talking shop


· Saturday, October 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


REDFERN: Sometimes it takes Hazem Sedda, owner of the Redfern Convenience Store, an hour to walk the short distance from his shop to the bank because he stops to talk with so many people. 

Summit summons the power of social good


· Sunday, November 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


People, planet, peace, partnerships and prosperity. Australia’s very own Social Good Summit discussed these international themes and humanity’s potential to create positive change

Community tries to claim the Alex Hotel


· Sunday, November 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


Community rallies to save its beloved Alexandria Hotel

Organic and Fair Trade gifts from the land where Christmas began


· Sunday, November 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


In biblical times Palestine was known as the land of milk and honey. Today, organic and fair trade delicacies from Palestine, including olive oil, couscous, za’atar and sesame are available across the other side of the world, here in Sydney.

A new wave of gentrification


· Thursday, September 24, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


The history of gentrification in the inner city is repeating itself, argues Ross Smith. The sole variation is its form – employment gentrification.

Claypool – community formation


· Tuesday, September 22, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


Claypool Ceramic Studios are helping artists to reconnect with their inner creativity.

Habitable and affordable homes


· Thursday, September 17, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


The saying goes, “You can judge a city by the way it treats its poorest citizen,” Councillor Linda Scott reminded Labor politicians at the ALP’s 47th National Conference.

Supreme Court rules on Block dispute


· Friday, September 11, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) last month obtained a Supreme Court order to remove protestors from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy at The Block.

Tax is back on the agenda


· Friday, September 11, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


Tax is back on the agenda. But this time the debate comes with an unusual alliance of interests.

One-stop skate shop


· Friday, August 21, 2015 · Leave a Comment 


REDFERN: Basement Skate is a new specialist skate shop in Regent Street (downhill a short distance from the BP service station). Director Dave Robertson is assisted at Basement by chief collaborator and champion skater Maga McWhinnie, this month taking part in various competitions in Europe. Dave talks to the SSH about the thrills and simple pleasures of skateboarding.