From the Vault

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.

Disability Images – Summer 1994
From the Vault / Summer 2016-17

Disability Images – Summer 1994

Challenging Disabling Images has been an ongoing issue as this month’s from the vault shows.  We have struggled with it in preparing the cover for this issue. The usual physical disability images do not represent the range of disabilities – many disabilities are not captured in an image. Images can […]

Seeing RED – Spring 2003
From the Vault / Spring 2016 / Urban Development

Seeing RED – Spring 2003

Since Bob Carr started the intervention in Redfern and Waterloo 14 years ago, residents have dealt with four different government renewal agencies fronted by eight different local level agency heads. Over this time there have been many déjà vu experiences – or more colloquially “here we go again”.

Public Participation – Summer 1993-94
Community Engagement / From the Vault / Winter 2016

Public Participation – Summer 1993-94

It is nice to know that public participation was fashionable in the summer of 1993/4 as recorded by Inner Voice. Twenty plus years on, with Westconnex and little dialogue with communities about urban renewal, it feels like the participation pendulum has swung to the other extreme.

Home but not Alone – HACC – Spring 1994
Autumn 2016 / From the Vault / HACC

Home but not Alone – HACC – Spring 1994

Twenty-one years to implement HACC Inquiry recommendation. In 1994, Inner Voice reported on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquired into the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program recommending amongst other things, “Regional Community Assessment Agency to be independent of service providers and governments” which is “to […]

Vintage Marg Barry – Forward to the Future – Spring 1995
Community Development / Community Sector / From the Vault / Summer 2015-16

Vintage Marg Barry – Forward to the Future – Spring 1995

In 1995 Marg Barry gazed into the next 20 years of Regional Council based on her first 20 years. Her focus on community development, keeping community in community services, communities being in control all fit nicely with the theme of this ISV. Her perspective of fashionable policies coming and going and opposing the excesses of the “powers that be” also provides a long term perspective to the issues of today.

From the Vault – Mental Health Rights – Spring 1993
From the Vault / Mental Health / Spring 2015

From the Vault – Mental Health Rights – Spring 1993

The 1983 Richmond Report recommended the NSW Government fund a system of community-based networks, backed up by specialist hospital and accommodation services. It was called deinstitutionalisation but while the cutting institutions bit was enthusiastically embraced by Government, the funding of community based replacement mechanisms never found political support. Ten years […]

Saving Public Transport
From the Vault / Winter 2015

Saving Public Transport

This issue we are celebrating those involved in the long campaign for improved public transport. The article below is an early Inner Voice article about the activities of Action for Public Transport and its predecessor the Save Public Transport Committee. The aims and objectives for APT in 1978 are still […]

Reply to Freeway Lobby from Inner Voice May 1978
Autumn 2015 / From the Vault / Transport

Reply to Freeway Lobby – From the Vault – Inner Voice May 1978

For ISRC’s forty year life the inner city has faced one freeway proposal or another. The WestConnex is the latest proposal to solve Sydney’s under investment in public transport by a new freeway repossessing houses and dumping cars onto already clogged inner city streets. We think it is time to recycle some of the arguments from Inner Voice May 1978 in reply to the current freeway lobby.

A new airport for Sydney – From the vault October 1979
From the Vault / Summer 2014-15 / Transport

A new airport for Sydney – From the vault October 1979

Throughout our Regional Council’s almost 40 years of work in the Inner City, issues connected to Sydney’s airport and a proposed second airport, have been a constant. An example is the article below from Inner Voice in October 1979 which describes the then federal – state standoff over a new airport and the third runway.