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A better support system

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

WATERLOO: Being born as a congenital amputee has taught 30 year-old Deborah Roach to be persistent. The local resident has competed in cycling at a national level and…

Reflections on Cambodia

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

Avid readers will recall Jemima Hall who featured in the February issue of the SSH. Now coming to the end of her eight-month mission as a volunteer in…

Restless for the common good

 

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The Alliance is Australia’s first attempt at the kind of broad-scale community organising pioneered by American organiser Saul Alinksy and his Industrial Areas Foundation and made famous in…

Our first year as GoGetters

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

  It was time to retire the old car, but my wife and I didn’t want to buy another one. We’d heard of GoGet, but we weren’t sure…

Helping the homeless

 

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On June 17, Cana hosted a Family Open Day at its new farm in Orchard Hills. Cana Farm is a retreat and training centre. “We continue to be…

CEOs sleep rough

 

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Roy Wakelin-King, CEO of the Australian Technology Park (ATP), became aware of the event because the ATP runs Eveleigh Markets and, while he wasn’t sure exactly what he…

Weave Only Just Begun

 

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Formerly known as South Sydney Youth Services, WEAVE is a non-profit community organisation working with approximately 2,000 people, over 60 per cent of whom are Indigenous Australians. Thursday…

Big Stay Out for Mini Vinnies

 

· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

 

These are just some of the comments made by the student participants in the Mini-Vinnies Stay Out held in the playground of St Mary’s School. Modeled on the well-known…

Hope despite the climes

 

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Decades of incompatibility between religion and science were struck down at the Perceptions on Climate Change forum held in June at the Uniting Church’s Centre for Ministry in…

Rachel Forster site community meeting

 

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With virtually no reference to the existing buildings, the current proposal was compared to the plans approved under the Redfern-Waterloo Act of the previous NSW government. As there…