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Renters rights in NSW

BY CATHERINE TURNER @mscatherinet Rates of home ownership are in decline across Australia and young Australians are more likely than ever to face a long future in the rental market. Renters Rights in NSW looks at the current policy settings for renters in our state and the effects on young people and families. This story […]

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Living rough: winter is coming

By Aaaron Streatfeild @slazanom Observing commuters struggling to stay dry during the severe weather in Sydney recently, Missionbeat’s Shane Sturgiss noticed a discarded blanket in a doorway.  In their haste to seek shelter and warmth, commuters passed the discarded blanket without noticing it.  But it was at this point Shane realised, this blanket was once […]

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Bolting for Barnardos

BY SEREIMA TAROGI @sereima49 Barnardos Australia has announced a new addition to Sydney’s running event calendar: The Barnardos Beach Bolt. Billed as a high-energy community event, The Barnardos Beach Bolt will take place on Coogee Beach starting at Grant Reserve on the southern end of Coogee and finishing up on the north end at Dunningham […]

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Report card: the course so far

Petersham TAFE’s Certificate IV class … sinking their teeth into journalism. Photo: Ed Brown   BY AIDAN LAWSON Twenty students have just experienced their first two weeks at Petersham TAFE in Sydney and are almost a day through their third. The course is Certificate IV Screen and Media (Journalism) and it is for people “who […]

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The price of homelessness

Story and photo by Amanda Parkinson Twilight glistens across the city. Wind tumbles down Martin Place. Precious pearls and Armani coats are locked away, cosy and safe behind the glass of shop windows. Adorning the shops’ steps, beneath tattered blankets Sydney’s homeless sleep. Tonight 22,000 Australians will sleep rough. 220,000 Australians will access homelessness services this […]