Tag Archives: Sydney

Income management

Below is an article I submitted to South Sydney Herald, and that ended up published as a guest editorialĀ in the October edition.

It was initially going to focus on how income management could effect residents in south Sydney, especially given the high concentration of disadvantage in parts of that community. However, during my research I realised that there would be significant impacts on tenancy rights coming out of the Bankstown trial, that I hadn’t seen raised elsewhere. So that’s where the focus went.

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Fattening up the cow

The article shows why the details of the Kurnell desalination plantĀ  privatisation must be made public.

As I foreshadowed in this earlier post, the risk is that the Government will restrict water efficiency measures and otherwise fiddle with the regulations to fatten up the asset before sale. This comes at a cost to the community. We now have more proof that they have form in this area.

The Scales of Justice in Redfern

Illegal Parking cnr Phillip & Marriott sts Redfern 9 July 2011

It might be a small thing, but abuse of power even on this scale has impacts on the level of trust that the community puts in its Police Service. Without the community’s trust, the Police will be seen to have failed in their role. Continue reading

Vale Trevor Davies

Inner South Sydney has lost another stalwart and a man dedicated to social justice.

This morning, 14 June 2011, Trevor Davies suffered a heart attack and due to subsequent complications, passed away.

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