Editorial – March 2013


· Monday, March 4, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


It is understandable the installation of an Automatic Syringe Dispensing Machine (ASDM) outside the Redfern Community Health Centre has raised community concerns and questions. The issues around illicit drug use are broad and complex, and have been the focus of tensions for many years around the Needle Bus on The Block. Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has a responsibility to engage the community and to help facilitate community dialogue and understanding, not just to ensure harm minimisation.

Guest Editorial – February 2013:
Dr Miriam Pepper


· Tuesday, February 5, 2013 · Leave a Comment 


It was predicted to be a hot summer. And hot it has been indeed. Temperature records have tumbled across Australia – including the hottest day, the longest heat-wave, and the hottest four-month period.

Editorial – December 2012: Working together for good


· Tuesday, December 18, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


We acknowledge the value and virtues of so many who serve so generously. We simply wouldn’t have a community newspaper without the contributions of our writers and distributors. Thank you! Every blessing for a safe and happy holiday.

Editorial – November 2012: Safety issues in Waterloo and Redfern


· Tuesday, November 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


Simmering social concerns are reaching boiling point in Waterloo and Redfern.

Editorial – October 2012: Mental Health Week


· Friday, October 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


Mental Health Week (October 7-13) aims to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness and promote mental wellbeing, and World Mental Health Day will be celebrated internationally on October 10.

Editorial – September 2012


· Friday, September 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


This month’s Review section is dedicated in loving memory to Jane Barton who passed away at her home, with partner Melissa by her side and dear friends nearby, on August 15.

Editorial – August 2012


· Thursday, August 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


Local teachers have criticised the O’Farrell government’s Local Schools, Local Decisions policy. Instead of providing regional services, funding goes directly to schools through a new funding formula, based on NAPLAN results and prevalence ratios. The formula means that while many schools are better off in the short term, up to 272 schools in the state, including several in the South Sydney area, have less funds for disability services.

Editorial – July 2012


· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


The integrity of news reporting can be compromised by financial and political interests of editors and journalists. That much would seem self-evident. Of course, media companies have long…

Editorial – June 2012


· Friday, June 15, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


Recognition and respect for cultural difference is a fundamental responsibility we owe each other. Recently we have been giving considerable thought to our indigenous heritage and how we…