Civil Society

Social Mix and the Challenges in Creating It
Civil Society / Housing / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Social Mix and the Challenges in Creating It

Urban planners and government policy makers often advocate having a social mix within a particular spatially defined area, such as in neighbourhoods with high concentrations of public housing. Kathy Arthurson looks at the theory and practice of social mix.

What is a “Better Social Mix”? – Spring 2003
Civil Society / From the Vault / Housing / Winter 2017

What is a “Better Social Mix”? – Spring 2003

Social mix is easy to lampoon as this carton shows. This may be why governments now prefer to use the term “integrated communities” rather than “social mix”. Whatever the term, the issues raised in this 2003 Inner Voice remain relevant today.

Local Government Matters
Civil Society / Spring 2016

Local Government Matters

It’s often thought that most Australians think of their local government as merely about roads, rates and rubbish. Our research, Why Local Government Matters¸ revealed that this is far from the case explains Roberta Ryan.

Working with the media : An insider’s view
Civil Society / Spring 2015

Working with the media : An insider’s view

Community groups and agencies often have a story to get into the media. We asked Bruce Wardley from Australian Red Cross to share some of his media experience.

Bays Precinct people’s campaign
Civil Society / Summer 2014-15 / Urban Development

Bays Precinct people’s campaign

The Bays Precinct locals have put together their own community planning principles that they want adopted for any redevelopment by UrbanGrowth. NSW

Rethinking multiculturalism
Civil Society / Summer 2014-15

Rethinking multiculturalism

Bill Yan faces his own racism and asks us to do likewise as he asks some provocative questions about multiculturalism. What do we need to do to ensure multiculturalism works for everyone especially minority communities?

NSW election boundary changes
Civil Society / Summer 2014-15

NSW election boundary changes

The next NSW state election will be held on 28 March 2015. After every two elections the NSW Constitution Act requires boundaries to be reassessed to ensure that the population of all electorates are within 10% of an average electorate size.

Citizens’ rights to the global city
Civil Society / Summer 2014-15 / Urban Development

Citizens’ rights to the global city

The Bays Precinct, Central to Eveleigh and similar large scale urban renewal projects are seen as helping define Sydney as a Global City. Michael Darcy explores the relationship between a Global City and its citizens.

The Friends of Millers Point formed
Civil Society / Housing / Summer 2014-15

The Friends of Millers Point formed

A meeting at the beginning of October 2014 formed The Friends of Millers Point to work with the existing local groups and the existing Working Party. The Friends group aims to be a focus for people outside Millers Point who want to support the existing groups and their struggle.

Race and Abuse Speak Out Hotline
Civil Society / Summer 2014-15

Race and Abuse Speak Out Hotline

New “Speak Out” Hotline to improve reporting of racism and abuse