Rant: Refugees Belong in the South West

February 17, 2017

Refugees belong in the South-West: Yeah, right! The Federal Government announced an additional intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees on September 9th 2015; a drop in the ocean of the 67 million displaced persons worldwide. And […]

Rant: Christmas abroad ain’t that bad

December 9, 2016

Looking back, this will be my eighth Christmas not spent with my family. I’ve lived abroad for quite some time and it’s often difficult to fly home during Christmas. Frankly, coming from a Chinese family, […]

Rant: reprieve from culture wars, please

November 25, 2016

All I want for Christmas is a reprieve from the culture wars As 2016 begins to wind down, one thing that seems to be revving up is this country’s so-called culture wars. What could it […]

Community rant – 295

November 11, 2016

Inner West’s no longer silent majority I was so happy to be a part of Norton Street Festa and experience the vibrant community spirit and see the forlorn street buzzing again. It was a joyous community […]

Time changes everything, except the 370

October 21, 2016

Come with us now on a journey through time and space… So were the opening lines of each episode of the surrealist British comedy, The Mighty Boosh, although these words could be emblazoned on a […]

Rant: Local communities dismissed

October 7, 2016

The Baird Government’s sack-and-dismiss approach to reform of local government has been harsh and careless. It has impacted on people’s lives, caused big costs for ratepayers and instability continues now into the fifth month since […]

Rant: Wind us or against us?

September 23, 2016

As Federal Parliament resumes, let’s have a look at the prospects for a cleaner energy system. Will Australia harness the global investment boom and create the jobs of the future? And will our politicians help, […]

Rant: Make community service compulsory

September 2, 2016

Young people can positively impact the local environment, its preservation and the area’s sense of place by doing compulsory community service. It can reduce stress, will make young people in Marrickville healthier, and improve their […]

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