Summer 2014-15

Millers Point and the Rocks: An alternative way forward
Housing / Summer 2014-15

Millers Point and the Rocks: An alternative way forward

The NSW government continues with its plan to drive public housing out of Millers Point. John McInerney discusses a new study that finds a mixed community in Millers Point will have better economic outcomes for NSW than selling the housing.

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

The case for case management in the community
Ageing / Disability Services / HACC / Summer 2014-15

The case for case management in the community

With major reforms to community aged care due to commence on 1 July 2015, Eastern Sydney HACC DO Enis Jusufspahic outlines the risks to clients of the removal of case management from the basic care level program.

Not so Aboriginal Home Care?
Ageing / Disability Services / HACC / Health / Summer 2014-15

Not so Aboriginal Home Care?

The proposed sale of Aboriginal Home Care has raised concerns within the Aboriginal community such as those below from an Aboriginal community worker who wishes to remain anonymous.

Alcohol in our community
Health / Summer 2014-15

Alcohol in our community

When we think about all the drugs — legal and illegal — consumed in our communities, there is one that stands out as having a massive impact on the health, safety and welfare of community members. That drug, of course, is alcohol. Norman Booker explores what can be done about alcohol.

Social Housing in NSW discussion paper… what is not up for discussion?
Housing / Summer 2014-15

Social Housing in NSW discussion paper… what is not up for discussion?

The NSW Government has produced a discussion paper on the future of social housing and is looking for feedback until 20 February 2015. Chris Martin explores some of the report’s assumptions.

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.

Car parking and inner city planning
Housing / Summer 2014-15 / Transport

Car parking and inner city planning

Car parking is one of those hot button issues in planning that the community and politicians get most excited about. Peter Phibbs unpacks the parking issues in the recent proposed SEPP 65 changes which allow developments close to stations to have no parking for their residential units.

My choice matters
Ageing / Disability Services / Health / Summer 2014-15

My choice matters

Most of us take for granted that we have choice and control over the services we receive but in the disability and home care area this is not often the case. At the recent ISRC Disability Supports in to the Future Forum Ellie Roberston shared her personal experience of the benefits of self-managing her own home care.