Inner Sydney Voice magazine

21 September 2021 | Posted In: News

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Life on the frontline

Within a few months of COVID disrupting life in Sydney for a second time, the Addison Road Community Centre recorded a 20 percent rise in food demand every week. Mark Mordue reports.

Happy end to work dispute

An unprecedented deal reached between staff and management at Newtown bookstore Better Read Than Dead has sent shockwaves across Australia’s retail sector. Christopher Kelly reports.

Public protest or selfish ratbaggery?

As Hugh Breakey discusses, free speech doesn’t give you the right to endanger other people’s health — or to biff horses.

Behind closed doors

Crown Towers, at 75 storeys, is now Sydney’s tallest building. As Dallas Rogers and Chris Gibson discuss, it should not exist, and certainly not where it is — in prime location on the harbour.

Injecting room turns twenty

Australia’s first medically supervised injecting centre is still going strong despite the pressures of gentrification, reports John Moyle.

Discrimination in the name of faith

The zealots are on another crusade, this time hoping to resurrect the religious discrimination bill. Christopher Kelly reports.

A few bad apples or rotten to the core?

Seemingly, all of a sudden, Australia’s conservatives are more than a little stirred up by critical race theory — so what is it? Luke Pearson and Nat Cromb explain.

Who we are

As long as we accept the myriad of injustices perpetrated by the Morrison government, claiming “this is not we are” is disingenuous at best, writes Jennifer Wilson.

No going back

Reacting to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Australian scientists warn that — unless we act now — a hotter, drier and more dangerous future awaits.

Aged care: a hotbed of abuse

The royal commission’s final report highlighted the extent of abuse and devaluation of women in residential aged care. As Kathy Eager and Anita Westera explain, for the abuse to stop, systemic change is required.

An invisible divide

Sydney once saw itself as a city free of class divides and open to social advancement. But as Jess Scully discusses in her new book, your postcode can predetermine your life outcomes.

Saving our heritage

June marked 50 years since the Green Bans saved a significant proportion of Sydney’s historical buildings and parklands from destruction and high-rise development. Alec Smart reports.

Sydney in the thirties

A collection of photographs by prolific amateur photographer Percy James Bryant has been added to the City of Sydney Archives.

Community Voices

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity celebrating the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Here, three refugees share their stories.