VOLUME ONE NUMBER FIFTY-TWO JULY ‘07 CIRCULATION 21,000 ALEXANDRIA BEACONSFIELD CHIPPENDALE DARLINGTON ERSKINEVILLE KINGS CROSS NEWTOWN REDFERN SURRY HILLS WATERLOO WOOLLOOMOOLOO ZETLAND
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low price Surry Hills arts prize – $5,000 up for grabs!
The proposal for a 24-hour liquor
outlet to be built on Fountain Street,
Alexandria has caused uproar among
some local residents. The store would
be a branch of famous retailer Dan
Murphys, owned by Woolworths
who advertise “lowest liquor prices
Controversy has arisen amid
speculation that this bulk liquor
supermarket may be allowed to trade
until midnight in a residential area
when it is the SSHs understanding
that no other Dan Murphy in NSW is
open that late, nor are they situated
in residential areas.
Local community group REDWatch
has expressed its concern to the
Council and the RWA has also made
a submission. A number of objections
including noise, encouraging alcohol Basil King and Cathy Wills Photo: Ali Blogg
consumption, the proximity of the Arts On Bourke owners, the Graphic Arts Club, have joined forces with the Surry Hills Festival to create an inaugural art competition for emerging artists.
local school, parking and traffic
issues were raised. Spokesperson Ben Falkenmire 12 october, the night before the Festival, where the we think [the artists] need more encouragement,”
for REDWatch Geoffrey Turnbull
winners will be announced. “All hung works will be said King.
said, “The price of liquor is so the art competition is open to painters and
much cheaper at Dan Murphys so available for sale and free of gallery commission,” Arts on Bourke is looking to become a major exhibiter
multimedia artists and will gift $5,000 in prize money
this is clearly going to impact on said Basil King, who crafted the competition to help of emerging art works providing artists cost-effective
to one winner and two runners up. entries are to open
street drinking issues and underage support emerging artists. handling space without the commission burden.
drinking.” soon, according to Arts on Bourke owner Basil King,
“the Federal government has shown it’s not very surry Hills Festival director Cathy Wills warmly
Resident Gillian Trees lives next with a closing date of 29 september, two weeks prior
interested in the arts and we thought we’d help fill a welcomed the initiative, saying it will complement
door to the proposed site at 2–10 to the surry Hills Festival.
void in a small way by encouraging young and upcoming an enhanced focus on art works at this year’s event.
Fountain Street and is concerned three judges will then select finalists to be hung
about the knock-on effect it will have the graphic Arts Club has agreed to be a major sponsor
in the Arts on Bourke space for the month of october artists,” said Basil.
for the community. She said, “My of the Festival.
alongside any other works considered appropriate King considers there to be a thriving art community
predominant concern is the opening
hours. If you have to pick up your for hanging. in and around the surry Hills area. “there are scores
booze at 12 then that’s a problem. All who enter and pay the small fee of $30 will be of art supplies stores and galleries around and they
I’m also worried that people will invited to an opening of the exhibited works on Friday wouldn’t be there if there weren’t any artists, but See page 16 for more details
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low price liquor – high cost for locals
rogue cabbie continued from page 1 extended hours too? Residents don’t want the area to
be drinking in the parks and there will be broken end up like Kings Cross.”
bottles around. No pub or hotel in the area is open A pre-existing liquor licence on the site may make
after 10pm so, if Dan Murphys is allowed to be open all but the late operating hours difficult to oppose
man stranded until midnight, what’s to stop them putting in DAs for when it is brought before Council in August.
The Daily Telegraph reported last
month that “an appalled public
and the State Government have
Foster’s and Sartor in Land
and Environment Court
declared war on rogue cab drivers
who refuse to pick up blind people
with guide dogs.” Transport Minister
John Watkins was quoted as raising
the prospect of instant dismissal Samantha Van
for any cabbie caught rejecting a
blind person on religious grounds Matthew Drake-Brockman is confident of winning
or personal distaste of dogs. The Tel- against global beverages firm Foster’s Group and the
egraph revealed that blind citizens, state Minister for Planning Frank Sartor. On behalf
including the Federal Human Rights of the community, the Darlinghurst resident will
Commissioner Graeme Innes, are challenge the company and Minister in the Land and
routinely being left on the side of Environment Court on 24 to 26 July.
the road by some taxi drivers. Drake-Brockman told the SSH that he will argue five
Mr Watkins said refusing a guide points in an attempt to overturn Sartor’s approval of
dog was an intolerable act that the proposed development of the Carlton and United
should not go unpunished. “If you Breweries site in Chippendale.
can’t actually serve the customers He said a win would set a positive precedent for
in greatest need – those people with urban culture. “It would mean a new law would be Matthew Drake-Brockman Photo: Ali Blogg
some form of disability – well, you created which requires future development to take at 702 Harris St, Ultimo.
shouldn’t be in the job,” he said. account of climate change,” Drake-Brockman said. In addition to Drake-Brockman and Cr Harris,
“I’m committed to doing something “These people have got to be held accountable for speakers include Murray Hogarth, an award winning
about this. It is an intolerable thing. their actions which will impact future generations.” jou rnalist and author of The 3rd Degree – Frontline
I need to make the point very clear The state Legal Aid Commission granted Drake- in Australia’s Climate War, Cate Faehrmann, Executive
to the taxi industry and to taxi Brockman $10,000 legal aid in May. However, he needs Director of the NSW Nature Conservation Council and
drivers. This is illegal, with a fine of $40,000 to cover all costs. City of Sydney Deputy Lord more to be confirmed.
up to $1100.” Mayor Greens Cr Chris Harris told the SSH that $3,000 Tickets cost $30. Cr Harris would like people to
The NSW Taxi Council said it had been received or pledged as of 20 June. confirm their attendance to him by phone 0407 469
would agree to raising the fine to “This is public interest litigation on behalf of 384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
stamp out the offence, while Guide the residents of Chippendale,” Cr Harris said. “I’ve “If people want to directly contribute to the future
Dogs NSW said it would help with been helping Matthew since day one with Michael of sustainable living in the city, this is the best way
further disability training for drivers Mobbs.” Mobbs is a Chippendale based sustainability they can do it,” Drake-Brockman said.
already in the industry. consultant.
Ben Falkenmire It seems that it’s not only visually On 25 June, Cr Harris asked all City of Sydney
Donations can be made in other ways:
impaired people who have a guide councillors to vote in favour of his motion that council
dog that are having problems with donate $20,000 towards Drake-Brockman’s legal case. direct deposits can be made into a trust account:
cabbies. Colin Jensen, a 43 year- The motion was UN/SUCCESSFUL. BsB 082-57, account number 87 479 5692, name environmental
old public servant, with 2% of his Cr Harris has also worked with members of the defender’s office statutory trust Account. Cash, cheques
aSSiStant-editor vision, who has a stick, not a dog, local community to launch a public fundraising
Jessica Moore (payable to “environmental defenders office – CUB litigation”
still had what would be for him an appeal. “We’re supporting him every inch of the
art director horrific experience. way,” he said. or loan donations (minimum $200) can also be posted to
robert Young Colin told the South Sydney Herald: The appeal includes a fundraiser to be held on 11 edo, level 1, 89 York st, sydney nsW 2000.
“A while ago, I caught up with a July at 6.30pm in the Guthrie Theatre, in the Peter MasterCard and visa credit card donations are also accepted.
MPd former work colleague in Newtown Johnson building, University of Technology, Sydney
46-62 Maddox st, Alexandria 2015 on a week night. After a meal and
a few drinks, I hailed a taxi on King
regular contriButorS Street to return to my home in Hugo
dr Mualla Akinci Brenden Hills Street Redfern (near the intersec- intersection of Cleveland and Aber- that I could turn to for assist- who relies frequently on taxis for
Jessica Amos darren Mara
Jane Barton samantha van
tion of Lawson and Abercrombie crombie Streets as that was not too ance. Thankfully, a few minutes transport, it is critical for me that
Bill Birtles Peter Whitehead Streets). The time was around 10 to far from my home. I was actually later another taxi passed and taxi drivers have a reasonable
Anna Christie norrie mAy-welby 11pm. After a short while I realized dropped off somewhere else in realised that I needed assistance level of English and an accept-
todd dagwell Claire thompson that the driver was not taking the Chippendale but didn’t realize this and stopped to provide it. I told able knowledge of Sydney streets
Ben Falkenmire Candice Chung
shortest route home and questioned until after I had paid and the driver him what had happened and he and suburbs. The first driver had
“We gratefully acknowledge the many him about it. His English was had sped off. generously delivered me home at neither. Customers, irrespective of
volunteer contributors and distributors minimal and all I could glean from “I was stranded in an unknown no charge. I am forever grateful to whether they are visually impaired
who make this publication possible.” him was that we were on Cleveland location at a time of night when that driver. or not, should be entitled to noth-
Street. I asked him to drop me at the there was no-one on the street “As a visually impaired person ing less!”
The South Sydney Herald – July 2007 3
Responding to requests from residents and Police,
the City of Sydney is establishing Alcohol Free
Zones in some streets in the City Central, Kings
Cross, Newtown, Redfern and Surry Hills Police
Local Area Commands.
Alcohol Free Zones aim to reduce alcohol-related crime and
anti-social behaviour to create a safer environment for residents,
businesses and visitors.
It’s an offence to drink alcohol on any street or footpath where
an Alcohol Free Zone exists, 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. Footpath areas which are licensed for food or alcohol
consumption as part of a café or restaurant are exempt.
Alcohol Free Zones will be in effect from 3 July 2007 to 2 July 2010.
The NSW Police are responsible for enforcing Alcohol Free Zones.
Contact the closest local police station to report any breaches: Photo: Ali Blogg
City Central Police
Kings Cross Police
Surry Hills Police
9265 4144 cashless pokies to
The following streets are being established as Alcohol Free Zones:
raise millions, and issues
City Central Local Area Command Kings Cross Local Area Command
PYRMONT EAST SYDNEY
of problem gambling
1 Union Square/Union Street 1 Francis Street between College Ben Falkenmire discourage routine gamblers.
between Harris Street and Street and Riley Street Two gamblers said it “would make no
Pyrmont Street KINGS CROSS Clubs around New South Wales are to difference” to their habits, describing the
begin rolling out cashless poker machines need to purchase credit as “just another
2 Paternoster Row between Union 2 Macleay Street between in a bid to curb armed robberies according transaction” and pointing to Japan where all
Street and Pyrmont Bridge Road Darlinghurst Road and Wylde to the NSW Minister for Gaming and Racing machines are run on cards or tickets and no
3 Pyrmont Street between Point Street Graham West. reduction in gambling levels were observed.
Minister West told the SSH the new Greens member Lee Rhiannon argues the
Street and Bunn Street 3 Victoria Street between technology, which delivers winnings in best path forward is to reduce Government
4 Edward Street between Bunn McDonald Lane and the form of a ticket that can either be dependency on the gaming industry. In
Street and Pirrama Road Darlinghurst Road, Brougham cashed or inserted into another machine the past four years the Iemma Government
for use, improves security by reducing cash received more than $4 million in donations
Pirrama Road between Harris Lane between Victoria
5 transactions on licensed premises. The from pubs and clubs according to State
Street and Murray Street, Murray Street and Brougham Street, Minister stressed the new technology is and Federal Electoral Commissions, while
Street between Pirrama Road and Brougham Street between not designed to reduce problem gambling the Coalition has added $1.5 million to its
Union Street Brougham Lane and Hourigan but implied it may do just that by requiring coffers. This is in addition to annual gaming
Lane. players to purchase credit from bar staff and machine tax revenue paid by these businesses
6 Point Street take breaks in between games. to the Government, which last financial year
Debate has flared in the media and the amounted to $991 million.
Redfern Local Area Command public as to what kind of impact cashless “Responsibility for gambling must be
Newtown Local Area Command pokies will have on problem gambling which removed from the Office of Liquor,
NEWTOWN affects around 300,000 Australians. Club NSW Gaming and Racing and handed to NSW
1 Balfour Street between representatives believe cashless technology Health, following New Zealand’s lead,” said
1 Campbell Street between Cleveland Street and Meagher could assist in the “battle” against problem Rhiannon. New Zealand’s Ministry of Health
O’Connell and Elizabeth Streets gambling while some academics and gambling is responsible for developing an integrated
Street counsellors argue it will not materially deter strategy for problem gambling and spent
2 Bartley Street between gamblers and could in fact increase gambling NZ$55 million over the last three years on
Surry Hills Local Area Command levels. The Daily Telegraph reported that problem gambling services.
Abercrombie and Balfour Street
SURRY HILLS Aristocrat, poker machine monopolist, has Minister West told the SSH the Office for
tested and proved that cashless pokies boost Liquor Gambling and Racing is “developing
1 Foveaux Street from Crown Street Maps of the Alcohol Free Zones machine revenue. closer links with NSW Health” while the
to Little Norton Street can be viewed at: Two inner city hoteliers told the SSH they Responsible Gambling Fund, which receives
www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au believe the new technology is costly and will around $12 million a year in funding from
make no impact on machine revenue with both Star City, received a further $9.5 million boost
disbelieving the Government’s armed robbery in this year’s State Budget to help problem
motive. One hotelier went on to say that he gamblers.
considers it to be a revenue-raising activity Cashless pokies are to be rolled out
by Aristocrat with the NSW Government across NSW clubs and pubs over the next
acting as the peddler, but admitted it might five years.
4 The South Sydney Herald – July 2007
haVe you heard?
the FaSt neWS
WITH TREVOR DAVIES
the State Budget – a good one
At last a mostly good State Budget! It spends up big on infrastructure across
the state and locally. $3.5 million for the new Redfern/Waterloo Community
Health Centre is one of the local highlights in the Iemma Government’s second
Budget delivered today, Kristina Keneally told the South Sydney Herald.
“This Budget meets the Government’s election commitment to improve
and expand the public services working families rely on.” The inner city
will benefit from the acquisition of 260 new buses for the Sydney metropolitan
and outer metropolitan areas in 2007/08, and planning for the Easy Access
upgrade of Sydenham Station. There will be an investment of $13 million for
the supply of new public housing and upgrading of existing public housing as
well as $1 million for feasibility work to begin the upgrade of Redfern Station.
$1.9 million has been assigned to improve child and adolescent mental health
in-patient services at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
But there is a problem, or perhaps it’s michael costa?
The newly elected Upper House Green MP Dr Kaye said: “Morris Iemma Student activists Daniel Jones and Paddy Gibson Photo: Reem Al-Gharabally
says he is committed to tackling dangerous climate change, but this Budget
is another slap in the face for future generations. “The meagre commitment
of $77.5 million a year for a Climate Change Fund is swamped by land tax
cuts worth $117 million which will do nothing to assist first home-buyers.
Meanwhile, yet another massive outlay of $1.9 billion on roads will lead to
apec: assault on civil liberties,
says legal expert
more cars, further accelerating NSW’s greenhouse gas emissions. The budget
was a victory for notorious climate change sceptic Michael Costa and his
‘browns’ allies in cabinet who have successfully subverted efforts to address
global warming.” John Kay may be on to something there. I have sat in the
gallery in the upper house on occasions and was “gob smacked” when I Reem Al-Gharabally introduced set a worrying precedent “They are usually quite obvious
heard the Treasurer agree that he was a global warming sceptic. That was an for intimidating dissent and are because they have cameras and
issue on which he agreed with the current Prime Minister. Still, if you ignore The City is going into “lock-down” more reminiscent of a police state. no-one quite knows them and
the environment the rest of the budget was good! during the Asia-Pacific Economic “They are police state type of they walk by themselves and they
Co-operation meeting (APEC) powers. The police become judge, have the trademark police belt,”
which will be held in Sydney from jury and executioner. They can says Daniel Jones, Education Officer
September 7 to September 9. designate someone a trouble-maker on the Student Representative
nSW aboriginal land council’s election finally happens Legislation introduced by the NSW for which they can be locked up for Council at Sydney University. Mr
parliament gives police new powers the duration of the summit,” says Dr Jones himself was approached by a
A few months ago, Samantha Van reported on the upcoming elections for
during the APEC meeting period, Michael Hunt, a legal expert at the man identifying himself from NSW
the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, the state’s peak Aboriginal from August 30 to September 12 University of Western Sydney. “The Police intelligence requesting him
organisation. It’s finally happened – a Worimi woman, Councillor Bev which include permission to declare laws that are being introduced in to spy on fellow students before
Manton, who has had a long and active involvement at all levels in the restricted security zones, conduct NSW parliament are APEC specific the APEC meeting in return for
land rights system, was elected Chairperson and Councillor Tom Briggs, random searches and ban people and for a limited time but they help with charges Mr Jones already
a Gumbainggir man, was elected Deputy Chairperson. Chairperson Manton deemed “troublemakers” from become a precedent to be invoked faces for his part in last year’s G20
has been involved with NSWALC since its inception and is a founding entering restricted zones. It also at a later time and more readily protests in Melbourne.
includes suspension of normal bail introduced.” The Northern CBD will contain
member of Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council. She worked as the
provisions for demonstrators and “This is part of a greater picture of the “declared zones’’ and “restricted
co-ordinator at Karuah LALC for four years before being elected to NSWALC, anyone under suspicion, for the an ongoing assault on civil liberties zones” where police can set up
along with eight fellow councillors. We are hoping to do a profile on some of duration of the summit. and democratic rights in the name checkpoints through which the
the other councillors over the next couple of months. Authorities say the APEC Meeting of war on terror which we are being public will be cleared. There is
(Police Powers) Bill 2007 is necessary told are indefinite and could last a also a planned closure of city circle
to ease congestion and strengthen lifetime or more – things we would train stations St James, Museum
security for the summit participants have not dreamt of before, such as and Circular Quay for the three
a Supermarket on chalmers Street redfern at who include world leaders such as detention without trial or military days from September 7 to 9. The
South Sydney leagues club? US President George Bush, Russian call-out laws are being introduced,” legislation makes provisions to
President Vladimir Putin, China’s Dr Hunt says. declare Friday 7 September a
The old South Sydney Leagues Clubhouse looks lonely in Chalmers Street but,
President Hu Jintao and Japan’s Student activists say there has public holiday for the Sydney
be assured, the sign outside it tells onlookers that the Club will be open in Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. been increased police presence on Metropolitan region and although
2008. The DA reads “Alterations to the South Sydney Leagues Club building: But civil liberty groups, campus and that students have been shops in the CBD will probably
Proposed works include extension of the third and fourth floors, provision environmental and anti-war groups approached by plain-clothes police stay open the Minister may decide
of balconies along the eastern facade of the building, and modification of say the security measures being and surveillance officers. to close them.
the Chalmers and Douglas Street facades. Approval is also sought for the
Planned and regular maintenance
future use of the building in principle – this includes a supermarket on the
ground floor, the Leagues and Football Club on the first floor and use of
the second, third and fourth floors as commercial offices. 191 car spaces
are proposed to be provided for these uses in the basement of the adjoining
building.” The interesting thing is that you may notice that the DA mentions a
supermarket. For some time there’s been talk of Audi taking over the building
a must for public housing
that used to be a sheltered workshop. There was even a petition designed to
Andrew Collis insists that government has a duty exposed electrical wires, the stench
garner support. Will Audi move into the club? There does seem to be a need
of care to tenants, and asks, “What of garbage in waste-disposal shutes,
for a reasonably priced supermarket in the area. The Department of Housing risk management strategies have and guano-encrusted common
(DoH) is in a bind. Years of less than been put in place?” area floors.
adequate planned and regular main- It’s a question very much in line “We’re treated as second-class
tenance of its more than 130,000 with a recent Auditor General’s citizens,” one tenant remarked. “And
Sleeping out units has resulted in a backlog of report which refers to the need these are our homes. The dull paint-
Last month the weather was awful. It took me back to my childhood in the maintenance estimated to exceed for urgent attention, especially in work, the corrosion and the filth – it
UK. I love cold weather but last month it was over the top. Perhaps we all $750m. In addition, the DoH has regard to completing property condi- makes you feel so depressed.”
need to be conscious of those organizations around town that advocate for assessed its costs of long-term fire tion surveys. Many tenants refer to cost-cutting
the homeless. Have a look at Wayside Chapel’s web site and see how you and safety upgrading as $350m. The SSH has conducted its own measures, as well as to insensitive
Increased expenditure on main- survey on Elizabeth and Walker treatment on the part of maintenance
can help. As usual they need money and perhaps some of your time. There is
tenance since 1995 has not kept Street properties in Redfern. Tenants call centre operators. “It makes you
one thing coming up in August. It is their annual classical music fundraiser pace with demand. According to confirm that, over the last ten years, think they want the building to
featuring Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Aubrey Murphy at Trackdown Scoring Stage local activist, Ross Smith, additional only urgent repairs have been made. fall down,” says one despondent
in the Entertainment Quarter (adjacent to Fox Studios). Book at Ticketek or, charges directed at tenants including Indications of neglect are numerous, long-term resident. Says another,
for more information, contact Freya at the Wayside or on 9358 6577. higher rent and water charges, offer and include badly broken pathways, “Yes, and it makes you think they
no solution. The funds will need rusted guttering and problems want us to leave so they can sell
to come from elsewhere. Mr Smith with drainage, inadequate lighting, the property.”
OUR SUSTAINABLE VISION
Just as previous generations and safe streets; all serviced
had the imagination to by an integrated transport
think for the future, we system including walking
now have the opportunity and cycling.
to think - and act - boldly
for the beneﬁt of future
2030 sets a challenge for
everyone to think beyond
Environmental imperatives the present limits and
alone mean that we need requires input from all
to rethink the way we build, sectors of our community.
operate and live in our For more information visit
cities. The City of Sydney www.cityofsydney.nsw.
has launched Sustainable gov.au/2030.
Sydney 2030 to provide
a vision for our future, and
a series of projects and
programs to help achieve
Clover at NAIDOC celebrations last year that vision.
FAMILY DAYS OF CELEBRATION It is a plan for great parks
Annual NAIDOC Family Days of Celebration will be held this month at Alexandria Park in urban settings, a vibrant CLOVER MOORE MP
- Friday 13 July from 10am to 4pm and at Forbes Street Reserve Woolloomooloo arts and cultural sector,
- Saturday July 14 from 11am to 4pm. The events feature a variety of entertainment for Lord Mayor
lively villages for our
all the family including the traditional Welcoming to the Land, Smoking Ceremony and diverse communities and
Aboriginal dancing. Join in the sport, kids’ activities and amusement rides at Alexandria Park or businesses, a dynamic
Woolloomooloo. Visitors also have the chance to participate in boomerang and emu egg painting;
economy with interesting
sand art or an artefacts workshop. For details visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/whatson.
SAVING SYDNEY REVITALISING NOMINATE YOUR
TOWN HALL OXFORD STREET FAVOURITE LOCAL
Sydney Town Hall is the The City is planning an BUSINESS
subject of a ﬁve-year extensive revitalisation strategy Applaud your favourite local
plan being developed for Oxford Street in consultation business in the fourth annual
to rescue the historic with local business, residents City of Sydney Business
landmark which is in need and the community to ensure Awards and go into the
of urgent repair. The work that area’s unique character running to win a $1,000
to repair the building’s is retained. Projects include shopping spree. Vote for an
crumbling sandstone a mixed retail services exceptional business across 29
façade and deteriorating centre, restoration of heritage categories including fashion,
electrical cabling, air- shopfronts, development of a fresh food, environmental
conditioning, sewerage and tourist hotel and supporting services and best innovative
stormwater infrastructure retail and the reinvigoration business. Vote online at www.
will ensure Sydney Town of Taylor Square. Foley thebusinessawards.com.au
Hall is embraced by future Street will also be activated as or look out for entry coupons OPENING OF KOORI
generations. part of the works. at local businesses, branches COLLECTION
of the Commonwealth Bank or The City invites you to join
call 9264 0757. Nominations Elders at the opening of the
close Tuesday 24 July. Koori Collection at Waterloo
CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS Library on Tuesday, 10 July
Vivo Cafe, 2006 City of Sydney
City dwellers with green thumbs are invited to enter the City’s Business of the Year at 11am. Explore and borrow
fourth annual Garden Competition. The competition from almost 1,500 items
is open to all residents within the City of Sydney about Indigenous history
Council area. There is a prize pool worth $20,000 and experience. Kids will
to share among the winners also have the opportunity to
in six categories – including design their own library bag,
Best Sustainable Garden, HAILING A CAB hear stories and eat traditional
Overall Best Garden, People’s Choice IS NOW EASIER foods. All activities are free.
and Encouragement Award. For entry Taxis have been granted For details, call Waterloo
details visit cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au a one-minute exemption Library on 9288 5688.
or call 9265 9333. Competition to pick up and set down
closes 27 August. passengers in some No HAVE YOUR SAY
Stopping Zones under a trial The City’s Sustainable Sydney 2030
by the City of Sydney. The project will be discussed at the Inner South
three-month trial is designed to community forum on Wednesday 25 July.
increase pedestrian safety The forum will provide residents of Eveleigh,
and make it easier for people Redfern and Waterloo an opportunity to
to hail a cab in the city. The discuss local matters with Council staff and
following streets have been community representatives including the
signposted where the trial is Police. The forum will be held at Redfern
applicable: Elizabeth Street, Town Hall between 6pm and 8.30pm. For
Surry Hills and Wentworth, details call 9265 9333 or visit cityofsydney.
Phillip, Kent and Sussex nsw.gov.au/meetings.
CONTACT THE CITY NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICE CENTRE, REDFERN NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICE CENTRE, ERSKINEVILLE
Phone: 9265 9333 Tower 2, 1 Lawson Square, Redfern NSW 2016 104 Erskineville Road, Erskineville NSW 2043
www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am to 12 noon. Closed public holidays. Closed public holidays.
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SSH (newspaper sponsors of this year’s and Video Ezy on Redfern Street, are also
event). Mystery judges will visit each of the considering entering the awards based on
SECTION 1 - Please tick ONE finalists with both public and contestants discussions with the SSH.
of the following The City of Sydney Business Associations will each present invited to the Gala Presentation evening It is not too late for businesses to be
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be announced. or voting for a business should fill out
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Hills Community Centre in Crown Street for the Surry Hills library. Just so long as
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More than a childhood delusion
Tom Tilley his analog synth. With Mr Rees inciting
pure engagement from his dancees, things
The Clarity Project will play the Support Independent Media! concert at
Australian Technology Park on Sunday 8 July, 4–8pm. Tickets $12 at the door.
W ith hot, fresh tracks, and the odd
Prince cover tucked in the top
pocket, the Clarity Project are a party
tend to sweat up a little.
The Clarity Project is the continuation
of a naive childhood delusion that Mr
in and of themselves. Rees and his bass-man Tt could never let
Support Independent Media! is a fundraiser for the South Sydney Herald. go of – so the roots go way back, although
Join us for fine food, drink, music and lively debate, arts/crafts & more. Having rocked the Basement a number there’s nothing rootsy about these guys.
of times last year, and smoked a sold-out Anyway, you can catch them down
Also playing: Jackie Orszaczky, Wire MC, Café of the Gate of Salvation, and Matt Young.
Annandale Hotel gig at New Year’s, the at the SSH fundraiser – Support
Art/craft stalls $25. Set up 2–3pm. To reserve booking for a stall please Clarity Project are starting to smack up Independent Media! – on the 8th of July,
dance floors all over the shop. and also at the Basement on the 21st of
call Jhan Leach at South Sydney Community Aid on 9319 4073.
Their front-man, Mr Rees, recites July when they warm the seats for electro
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Australian Technology Park, the Redfern-Waterloo dance-inspiring libido-rising fighting talk funk icons Professor Groove and the
Authority, Appetite Café, Tripod Café, Guitar Jungle, South Sydney Community Aid. as he hits the guitar strings and fires up Booty Affair.
How to get there
The concert will be held in Bay 11 of Australian Technology Park. Matt
entrance is from locomotive St
P erforming also at the Support
Independent Media concert,
Matt Young has performed
throughout the USA, Europe,
Canada, and Australia over a 17-year
professional singing career. Mostly
known as a musical performer
(A Chorus Line, On The Town, The
Producers), Matt began performing
as a cabaret/club singer in 2001, and
has played some of the top Sydney
venues, including The Basement,
Slide, Kabarett Junction, and the
Side On Cafe. Also an accomplished
actor, Matt will be seen in the
upcoming Looking For Captain Cook
for the ABC in which he stars as
Captain James Cook.
Support Independent MedIa!
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(City huB & City newS) foR fInE MUSIC, fooD, DRInk, ART & CRAfT STALLS, DEBATE & DISCUSSIon. SEE PAGE 7 foR MoRE DETAILS
8 The Review July 2007
Local artist “deserves recognition”
Andrew Collis adorn the walls of South Sydney Community Aid.
Ms Leach is excited about Marta’s talent and keen
M arta Ponti is employed as a counsellor and
case-worker in various settings, from youth
refuges to community centre class-rooms in Ryde,
to see her do well. “She deserves recognition.”
Marta has just put the finishing touches to
a large work entitled, ‘Serenity Buddha.’ The
Glebe, and Alexandria. work depicts the Buddha in peaceful repose – in
different shades of brown and gold (it seems to
According to Jhan Leach, manager of South change colour depending on the light). “I imagine
Sydney Community Aid in Alexandria, Marta it as depicting a joy, and bringing a joy and warmth
is one of the most generous and compassionate to the space it is in,” Marta says.
community workers she has known. “Her Marta has decided to donate the painting to
professionalism, her commitment to the care of the Support Independent Media! event on July
people, is an inspiration!” says Ms Leach. 8. ‘Serenity Buddha’ will be auctioned by guest
Marta is also an artist. Her community work auctioneer for the fundraiser, Kristina Kenneally
is centred on creative practices – painting, print- MP. Be there from 4 to 8pm for an opportunity
making, sculpture, design. All kinds of workshops. to make a bid.
Marta, who has a fine arts degree from the
University of Western Sydney (Nepean), and an
established studio, developed a cartoon series as part
of her counselling work with victims of domestic Contact South Sydney Community Aid if you’d
violence, as well as a logo for Playgroups in the like to inquire about commissioning Marta for
Park (in association with Connect Redfern). community art projects. Phone Jhan Leach on
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enigmatic and frizzy-haired singer Ms and includes three hit singles, ‘I Love It,’ a good girl … Do you like my shoes?” she
op-shelf Sydney-based pop Connie; goateed MC rapper (and something ‘Pictures’ and ‘UFO.’ asks coquettishly.
trio Sneaky Sound System are of a loose cannon) Damion Downey, who Sneaky’s national success sees them Damion, reserved about the band’s
allowed to be fashionably late for provides constant boyish entertainment; already having toured Australia and success, keeps up the fizzy, mad energy
their recent performance at the Forum with smooth-styling leader of the pack, supporting the likes of pop legend Robbie expected of him, yet occasionally sinks into
Entertainment Centre (formerly known Black Angus (Angus Mc Donald) just about Williams, playing, on average, to 30,000 deep pockets of thought. “I just really hope
as Fox Studios). They played a poptastic managing to keep order. people a night on his recent Australian they take to us over there in Europe,” he says
album’s worth of 80s covers and their latest Everyone who knows of this Australian concert tour. Supporting US pop success in a pensive, yet ambitious tone.
disco hits, with a live band, to a packed-out, pop sensation can’t help but like them when Scissor Sisters (now their “mates”) can Black Angus, who laughs and denies
predominately gay and lesbian crowd. The confronted with their colourful energy and only add fuel to the flames. Scissor Sister’s when asked if he has ever had a same-sex
night was fittingly titled ‘Get Together,’ infectious sound. The six years of ground singer, Jake Shears, reportedly informed the experience, seems quietly confident about
uniting all genders, via the efforts of popular work spent arduously dj-ing and promoting band that while he was writing with Aussie the band’s success overseas. But as they say
party brand, Fag Tag. in cool joints such as Hugo’s Bar (Kings pop princess, Kylie Minogue, he played to in the pop industry, “The proof is in the
Ascending a stairwell from the tiny Cross) is now paying off. (Hefty bar and her Sneaky’s national hit ‘Pictures’ and she pudding.”
dressing room area, the 80s-influenced band pizza tabs to prove it). insisted that they write a song just like it for
appear. Sycophants, security guards and “We’ve kept all the bar tabs – they could her. Now that’s influence.
dancers all seem tongue tied and excited now. paper a wall,” laughs Angus. $600,000 The Forum is getting frenetic. Ms SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM’s self titled
Beyond the walls party animals are chanting. worth in fact. Let’s hope some of those Connie applies make-up and prepares for an debut LP out now in Australia through
The trio are all funked up, dressed to thrill in swigger-ligger’s have now contributed back, exclusive backstage photo shoot. Whack/MGM.
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10 The Review July 2007
Danks Street South Sydney Crossword
Not “dank &
decade ago the industrial storage site
that connects Waterloo to Redfern
was a barren place, a “dank and dirty
ground,” as William Shakespeare once wrote.
It’s now a hub of culture and design – with
interior designers, antique dealers, art
galleries, home-ware outlets, and some of
Sydney’s most gastronomically delightful
restaurants and bistros.
“It’s like a little Europe on my doorstep,”
says local resident and actor Steve Ryan.
“I love it, especially on a Saturday
morning,” says local Rene Nicks.
“I like the fact that although the area is
built up, you don’t feel like you are in living
in an urban jungle. Danks Street is so darn
cool especially for shopping and eating,” says
Zaab, internationally known record producer
Start on the Bourke Street side, with
coffee and a top-notch breakfast at Browns
on Bourke, ’cause then you can pop over the
road to Valiant Furniture. Speak to John on
the clearance level to pick up quality design Crossword by D.P.
modern furniture at sometimes bargain
factory prices. ACrOSS dOWn
Up and to the left you find Gallery 5 the original local lingo. initial dialect holding ancient rites & 1 Adheres to approval amidships. (6)
Gondwana. It displays contemporary unwritten knowledge (6) 2 right fender smashed in south sydney. (7)
indigenous art. Through a diverse exhibition 8 the solid heart of urban Aboriginality. (3,5) 3 slick tone interwoven. (5,4)
program they showcase both established and 9 one of three. (7) 4 gouging goal kicker. (6)
emerging artists. The gallery takes pride in
10 Funny faces, refreshment places. (5) 5 degenerate mucky pup. (5,3)
the long lasting friendships it has developed
11 Patsy sees changes in simple stages. (4,5) 6 Pasta meal, a tiff. (1,4)
throughout the years with those artists and
their communities. 13 goal kickers downing tools? (8) 7 Consumer coughs up. (4,4)
The street is resonating with a life that 14 Cyclops won i heard. (3,3) 12 enquire about asterisk. (3)
seems totally incongruous for the area. All 17,19 Methamphetamine era c. 10,000BC. (3,3) 15 Fresh knickers supplied by crazed nudie in all directions. (3,6)
buses from Danks Street can take you to, and 20 Heart of the home, these days the kitchen. (6) 16 Mad sir lovey really is archaic. (6,2)
from, the CBD. Green Square train station is 23 redevelopment project incorporating 8 across. (8) 18 Fast felines pronounced as swindlers. (8)
a mere stroll away.
26 Former english county between M & F. (9) 21 Monkey see, monkey do. (3)
Next to Salvage Antiques and opposite
28 did well to out do it live. (5) 22 sugary i.e. darling. (7)
Abode Bazaar, there’s the perfect pit stop for
lunch and that’s The Danks Street Depot. 29 the Aboriginal people of sW Australia. (7) 24 Praises former levies by the sound of it. (6)
It was established by head chef and food 30 sing about peel back, dormant. (8) 25 the Aboriginal people of nW Arnhemland. (6)
author, Jared Ingersoll, and Melanie Starr, 31 lesson about equality. (2,4) 27 enchanted then out manoeuvred, e.g. rumba. (5)
both famous for the simplicity of their work.
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The South Sydney Herald – July 2007 11
An Opera House for all Tanya Plibersek MP
Member for Sydney
Reem Al-Gharabally Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer we can best reach out to the people
of the Sydney Opera House. The you want to get to.”
In April an audience of disad- initiative is part of the Opera House’s The tickets for the first two shows
vantaged communities attended a Annual Giving Program which will have been sold through the Factory
performance at the Sydney Opera
House as part of a new initiative
fund artistic, education and access
Community Centre in Waterloo and
a temporary box office has also been Fairer deal on health
aimed at increasing access to Sydney
“It is all about making the place
lively, vibrant and relevant to
set up in Waterloo Public Library for
the next show in June. funding is needed
The Balnaves Foundation Open everybody because we really like to “From the feedback I am hearing
House Program offers subsidised $5 think this place as the mother of all from the community the program is
tickets to selected performances at the community halls. Because that is what very well accepted and people are very
A first class health care system is a priority for
Sydney Opera House to underprivi- it is really,” says Mr Gillespie. excited about getting to go inside the most Australians.
leged and unemployed people. “It is very important we communi- Opera House,” says Melissa Burgess,
“There is a price barrier to people cate to people this is available. It will a Community Development Worker at
of different socio-economic class and not work unless people know that it the Factory Community Centre.
we felt we had to do something that is available and actually come and Year one of the program focuses With the Federal Government collecting a $389
allows a wider range of the com- apply for these subsidised tickets,” on inner city residents, expanding
munity to see some of the great stuff he adds. “This is the first season so to southern and western suburbs in
billion windfall from the mining boom we could
that we put on here,” says Norman we are learning as we go along how years two and three. have expected increased investment and better
services. No such luck.
The Howard Government likes to blame the
NSW State Government for problems with
our public hospitals, but a recent report Caring
for our Health? A report card on the Australian
Government’s performance on health care shows
that the Commonwealth’s share of funding for
public hospitals has dropped from 50% in 2000
to 45% today.
You can’t cut the Commonwealth’s share of
funding to hospitals and then blame the States
for the inevitable problems that this creates.
Even quality hospitals like Royal Prince Alfred
and the Sydney Dental Hospital will feel the
Lucy Taksa and Geoff Turnbull Photo: Andrew Collis
effects of this Howard neglect.
rail heritage at risk in eveleigh Under the Howard Government:
Candice Chung Environment Plan, the LES is to be Dr Taksa argues that the NSW ß The Commonwealth’s share of funding for
added to the Park which was zoned Government is “out of step” with gov-
Following the much contested to be up to 12 stories in height. ernments elsewhere in the country. In public hospitals is declining, directly affecting
relocation of Locomotive 3801 to “The government seems to be trying Queensland, the State Government has
Thirlmere late last year, the Eveleigh to get rail heritage out of Sydney,” provided $20m towards redevelopment
this community’s access to public hospital
Workshop in Redfern is resuming REDWatch spokesperson Geoff of Ipswich Railway workshops which facilities;
its battle with an uncertain future. Turnbull said. “Basically, it means that contain a functional museum, along-
Earlier in April, the National Trust of places like the LES and the paint shop side an operational railway workshop
Australia (NTA) had listed the site as have come into the firing line.” where heritage work continues. ß $100 million was ripped out of dental care
one of the most at risk places in NSW, Mr Turnbull believes that economic “The Labor Government in NSW in1997 and never restored;
highlighting the threat of potential factors are the main driving forces has had since the 1990s to do
heritage loss. behind the potential shift. “I think adequate heritage interpretation but
Eveleigh currently houses the the rationale is that these are very there have been virtually miniscule ß The out-of-pocket cost of visiting the doctor
largest surviving railway engineer-
ing workshops in Australia which
expensive inner-city lands and it is
better to be used for something else.
heritage funds provided for a design
plan or signage. So whilst people
has more than doubled since 1996;
date back to the steam era. Several Of course, one of the issues is, if you’re can say, ‘Oh wow, what a beautiful
buildings within the site have been going to have active rail heritage, it building’ and admire the romance of ß National GP bulk-billing rates are still below
re-developed and there are fears that needs to be somewhere that people the industry, there is no sign of the where they were under Labor 11 years ago;
further changes may threaten existing can actually have access to it.” people who once occupied that site,”
heritage values. The importance of active heritage Dr Taksa said.
“The NTA is concerned about the conservation has long been advocated The RWA is currently undertaking ß Private health insurance premiums have risen
proposals for multi-storey develop- by academics and historians. Univer- preliminary feasibility work on the
ment. We urge the retention of those sity of New South Wales associate LES in the event that Railcorp hands
by 47% since 1999;
workshops and a continuation of their professor Lucy Taksa believes the over the site in the future. While RWA
role in training skilled apprentices State Government should make a Chief Executive Officer Robert Domm ß One in three Australians can’t get health care
and in rebuilding our state’s steam greater effort to preserve the existing said it is too early to determine what
engines,” NTA Executive Director Tina “intangible heritage” in Eveleigh. the adaptive re-use options may be, or dental care because they can’t afford it.
Jackson said. “There has been lip service given to he explains that the 12 storey zoning
With the fate of the Large Erecting heritage in terms of adaptive re-use,” is there to ensure consistency with
Shop (LES) resting in the hands of Dr Taksa said. “However, that adap- the adjoining Australian Technology More than ever, health care is less affordable, less
Railcorp, it is not yet certain whether tive re-use is focused on commercial Park.
the historically significant site will be redevelopment and maintaining only In terms of the sale of surplus lands accessible and less able to cope with the health
sold off for commercial development the built fabric – only the shell. So in North Eveleigh, Mr Domm states
or handed down to the Redfern Water- anybody moving into the area doesn’t that heritage safeguards already exist challenges of the future.
loo Authority (RWA) to be adaptively actually have any connection with in the State Environmental Planning
re-used. the past and the social value of the Policy which was amended to give
Authorised by Tanya Plibersek MP
Currently, the LES is one of the few site. Basically, we’re talking about effect to the RWA’s Built Environment
heritage pieces on the southern side the recolonisation of a site without Plan. “Further safeguards will be put Labor Member for Sydney
of Eveleigh that is not already under adequate resources being given to in place by the RWA’s concept plan- 422 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
the umbrella of Australian Technology making the heritage accessible to the ning for the site, which will occur 9357 6366 | www.tanyaplibersek.com
Park. In a recently submitted Built broader community,” she said. prior to sale.”
12 The South Sydney Herald – July 2007
Films to view
Keneally MP at the ’loo
FOR HEFFRON The Woolloomooloo Film Society began as an
experiment in Bob Percival’s living room last June
and has come a long way since then, now working
Meeting our in conjunction with the Kings Cross Arts Guild and
Sydney City Council.
commitments in Heffron
On the second Tuesday of every month at 5.45pm,
crowds gather to the Macleay Room, Rex Centre
in Potts Point to enjoy tea and biscuits and 16mm
screenings of Hollywood classics and cinematheque
I am pleased to report that the seat of Heffron will films from Australia and overseas. Bob explains that,
by using a 16mm film reel viewed through a projector,
receive a healthy share of the record $12.5 billion being the grainy image, different colourisation and sound
invested this year in schools, hospitals, roads, transport adds to the authenticity of the viewing. “It’s a whole
screening experience as the light is thrown from the
and other vital infrastructure as part of the NSW projector across the room. The crackle of the sound
Government’s record $45 billion budget. and clicking of the cogs brings back nostalgia for many
of the older members of the audience.”
The films are borrowed from the National Film and
One of the major local highlights for the Iemma Sound Archives in Canberra whose library boasts
literally thousands of films from around the world. Bob Percival running his 16mm Bauer movie projector Photo: Ali Blogg
Government’s second budget is the $3.5 million for Members get a chance to pick films that they want
the new Redfern/Waterloo Community Health Centre. to see in the future, and talk about them afterwards. look forward to it. Some of them even get dressed up
The main film is then followed by a short film which in evening wear!”
is generally about 20 minutes long. The annual fee is a mere $5 (charged at the door
Our local community will also benefit from the At the moment the Film Society only screens on first visit and subsequent visits free.) The next
classics, but Bob is hoping to expand to a new venue viewing, on July 10, will be of The Third Man, Carol
acquisition of 260 new buses for the Sydney in Darlinghurst where avant-garde and experimental Reeds’ 1949 classic about an out-of-work pulp fiction
metropolitan and outer metropolitan areas in 2007/08. movies will appeal to a younger audience. “It’s a novelist who has just arrived in post-war Vienna.
great way to enable people in the community to come
together. The regular members of the Society really for more information phone Bob on 0422 105391.
The Iemma Government will invest $13 million for the
supply of new public housing and upgrading of existing
public housing in the Heffron electorate.
Other projects being supported in South Sydney include:
˛ $1 million for feasibility work to begin for the
upgrade of Redfern Station;
˛ More than $1 million into improving City West
˛ $9.6 million for local roads including $390,000 to
replace the existing pedestrian crossing in Euston Rd,
south of Harley St, Alexandria with traffic signals;
˛ $750,000 for the North Eveleigh Pedestrian Link;
˛ $1.125 million for signage and utilities upgrade at
the Australian Technology Park;
˛ $1.590 million for Remediation and Public Domain
Preliminary Works at the ATP site;
˛ $9.499 million for continuation of construction of Jimmy Little and Aunty Mavis Photo: Deborah Wall
buildings in the Australian Technology Park.
I welcome the Government’s commitment to improve
honour, recognition and respect – lest we forget
Claire Thompson I and II, Vietnam and Korea. Many A further address was made by
and expand public services and increased infrastructure of these diggers failed to receive the Veteran Mr Harry Buckley who
funding. As a result, I look forward to seeing jobs created Members of the RSL and Aboriginal recognition they deserved on their commented that the service and
diggers have honoured Indigenous return. One coloured digger said, sacrifice of the coloured diggers had
and strong economic growth in NSW, and in particular in veterans on May 31 at the Pool of “When you’re out there fighting for not been classified until now as they
South Sydney. Reflection at the Anzac Memorial, your life you find out that the bullets had not been considered as civilians
Hyde Park. don’t discriminate but when we came of Australia. He said, “The most
The moving ceremony began with home we faced discrimination of the tragic aspect is that it was after they
a Traditional Smoking Ceremony to highest order.” returned to this country that they
Kristina Keneally MP the sound of a didgeridoo in order Master of Ceremonies and ex-Naval were shunned, their sacrifice ignored
to cleanse the area and bring peace submariner Mr David Williams and families oppressed even further
Member for Heffron as school children placed wreaths opened the ceremony with a powerful by State and Federal Governments.”
Shop 117, 747 Botany Road, Rosebery NSW 2018 in the water. Further wreaths were speech noting the Commemoration Mr Don Rowe has pledged to make
then laid by RSL State President Mr Service as an important step towards the memorial service an annual event
Phone: (02) 9699 8166 Fax: (02) 9699 8222 Don Rowe and a number of MPs in reconciliation. He said, “I never and recited The Ode. He pledged
memory of the thousands of Aborigi- thought I’d live to see this day and memory to the unaccounted for Abo-
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org nal and Torres Strait Islanders who am proud to be here amongst my riginal diggers. He said, “We continue
served for Australia in World Wars people.” to pay our respects to them.”
The South Sydney Herald – July 2007 13
Comment & Opinion
hunting Kin packS
A C R I T I C A L L O O AT T H E M E D I A
T his month John Stapleton considers Australia’s low ranking
in terms of press freedom.
In case you missed the news I’ll repeat it here: Australia has
been ranked 35th and 39th in the world in terms of press freedom
by two international journalist organisations, Reporters Without
Borders and Freedom House respectively. That puts us down there
with El Salvador and Bosnia. Australians love to pride themselves
on being open-minded and tolerant. Our academics spout endlessly
about “diversity” and “multiplicity” while cheerfully condemning
the media. The truth is another country.
Australia is little better than a communist country with a capitalist
Cartoon: norrie mAy- welby
gloss. Any independent minded reporter is confronted with a
bewildering variety of restrictions on what they can and cannot cover.
If you don’t believe me, try a few politically incorrect experiments.
Try and find out how many acts of vandalism have been perpetrated
against Christian churches in 2007. You won’t get very far. Try and
find out what the travel budgets are for the country’s most senior
judicial figures. The travel budgets of the Supreme Court or the
Family Court are reputed to be an open scandal. But just try and
get a breakdown of their travel budgets. Or to quote an example editorial
which has been making the news, try and get a breakdown of the Re: ‘Green light for Green
hundreds of thousands of dollars of your money being spent on the
Prime Minister’s wine cellar. You won’t get anywhere. Babana: Square pool?’ (SSH June)
As is clearly stated in the text of
Source of strength
Under our now frequently abused Freedom of Information laws the article, the recreation complex
police have refused to release a list of the pubs with the highest is planned for the former SSC site
numbers of alcohol-related incidents, including assault and robbery. on the eastern side of Joynton
Think you have the right to know which schools in this state have Avenue, not, as is indicated by the
the most violent incidents – perhaps so you can avoid sending your
child into a dangerous schoolyard? Forget it. A major newspaper has
T he men of Babana conduct
their monthly meetings
with a sense of purpose and
justly and in peace. There is
patience and good humour, again
and again – and everyone is
text below the photo of the old
Royal South Sydney Hospital, on
the hospital site. The hospital is
spent more than $40,000 on legal fees so far in an attempt to get a given a chance to speak, actually heritage listed as any study of the
report from the NSW Department of Education on violent incidents, pride. As a visitor made very
encouraged to speak. vast amount of readily available
but after repeated attempts still can’t get the full report. welcome, it’s something quite In a context of focus on documentation on Green Square
One simple but effective tool governments have used to rort FOI noticeable. Babana is about problems in Aboriginal would reveal. This was, or should
Aboriginal men, brothers, communities – serious problems, have been, a “good news” item
laws has been to make them too expensive for the average citizen.
yes – and having to do with real
Don’t believe me? Try and get your own health, tax or police supporting one another so despite the little spat of political
despondency and frustration at
records; try and find out what information the government has on they might offer greater grandstanding by Councillor
paternalistic attitudes and policies
support to their families and – we might well acknowledge the Pooley who should be much
you personally, and you’ll be immediately hit with extensive delays
energy and the ideas generated better acquainted with planning
and massive costs. to the local community.
within groups like Babana. progress for the huge project of
Australian laws now contain more than 500 separate prohibitions developing Green Square if he is
We might well acknowledge
and restrictions on what the public is allowed to know. Some At the June meeting held in the healing that occurs there. so interested in the area. Things
vary from state to state, creating huge barriers to accurate and full the offices of the Aboriginal We might well acknowledge that are finally starting to happen
reporting. Courts are routinely suppressing information, often on Housing Company on the the greatest source of strength in Green Square and while fair
spurious grounds. A decade ago, there were fewer than 100 court Block, discussion ranged from for Aboriginal people is hopeful criticism is valid, cheap shots and
suppression orders on the media. Now there are more than 1,000 planning to connect with similar Aboriginal people. And we might ill-informed articles aren’t. No,
groups throughout the State, to well support them in whatever I have no affiliation with City of
at any one time. collaborating with an Aboriginal way we can. Sydney other than being a resident
One of the most disgusting sights in recent times has been the sight documentary film-maker; from of Zetland/Green Square.
of a judge declaring that he was seriously considering a jail term marking NAIDOC week in July, Brian Phipps
for the whistle blower convicted for exposing the shocking state of to building partnerships with upcoming Zetland
security at our airports and revealing that a number of employees the Redfern-Waterloo Authority,
at Sydney airport had serious criminal histories or potential links to
the Benevolent Society, and Care Babana events Re. ‘Jenner House in
Connect, Redfern; from leading jeopardy… again’ (SSH June)
radical Islamic groups. This whistle blower’s common decency in a celebration for the World’s for details contact Mark spinks on
exposing the systemic flaws at our airport facilities led to a $22m Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the It’s hard to believe that leaving
9243 3546, or Jenner on 27% of its current site
upgrade of security and the traveling public is now much safer as Sydney Town Hall on 13 August,
to helping with a jobs expo at the www.treocom.net/babana to fit in two new modern houses
a result. is sensitive. And destroying all
University of Western Sydney. 13 July
We are, all of us, from those in the media to your average punter, There was also talk of a joint the heritage gardens and every
fools for having allowed this to happen. We are all complicit in our Babana-DoCS educational nAidoC Week Harbour Cruise bit of original landscaping to
own oppression. workshop on family violence; tribal Warrior put houses, three swimming
Both Labor and the Coalition are guilty of abusing Australian men taking time to care for Partners: rWA, the Benevolent society, pools, pergolas, driveways and
democracy by withholding information that should be in the public their own health; the need of car-parks is hardly sympathetic.
support for fathers, and the Care Connect, redfern But having allowed the house
domain. But there is no doubt the Howard government has been
role of fathers in handing on to deteriorate for 7 years during
particularly blame-worthy in this regard. traditions that promote respect 20 July
his stewardship, we should be
To combat the secrecy which has enveloped the operation of and self-respect; and the value of Babana Meeting thankful the owner isn’t applying
governments at all levels in this country Australia’s largest media maintaining practical and positive AHA offices, redfern to pull it down completely and
organisations, traditionally fierce competitors, have united to form relationships with local police.
Members reported with pride From 12–2pm the developer describing this
a new coalition to run a public campaign called Australia’s Right as the ultimate ‘restoration’. Oh
laying a wreath on behalf of
To Know. 13 august and by the way… more than 700
Aboriginal diggers at the Pool of
The group includes News Limited, Fairfax Media, the ABC, the Reflection at the war memorial in World’s indigenous Peoples’ day people signed a petition against
commercial television industry body FreeTV, its radio equivalent Hyde Park. sydney town Hall the DA and over 100 objections
Commercial Radio Australia, SBS, wire service AAP and broadcaster In and through all the talk have been received by Council…
Sky News. At a press conference in May the group outlined plans for there was a strong spirit of 28 september and just one letter supporting
determination. An orientation Jobs expo the proposal.
a major reappraisal of laws and regulations that censor free speech toward a future where Indigenous Peter Sheridan AM
and undermine the right of all Australians to information that is and non-Indigenous communities University of Western sydney Elizabeth Bay
relevant and important to them. might share resources for living Blacktown Campus
14 The South Sydney Herald – July 2007
SOUTH SYDNEY ENVIRONMENT
A conversation with
Sekai Holland of Zimbabwe Ethical eating:
ham and bacon
n past issues of the South Sydney Herald I have
attempted to draw a connection between us
as consumers, and the ability of our life support
systems – the environment – to continue providing for us as
we have become accustomed. The ability of our environment
to provide food for us is probably the most critical of these life
The many discussions that turn around this subject concern not just
agricultural and economic matters, but also ethical ones. For meat-
eaters, it is imperative that we concern ourselves with the ethics of
how we raise animals for food.
What started off as a “good news” story about the availability of
free-range ham and bacon has turned into an investigation about
why the products had been pulled from the local supermarket, Coles
Ever since Professor Peter Singer’s ground-breaking book Animal
Liberation in 1975, concern for factory-farmed pigs has slowly but
surely spread throughout the community.
It is often said that the physiology and internal organs of pigs are
more like humans than any other animals – hence they are regarded
as the first animal most likely to provide organs for animal-to-human
transplants in the future.
My question is, if pigs are so much like us why is it acceptable
Sekai Holland stays strong Photo: Ali Blogg for our society to breed them (unlike sheep, cattle, goats and other
livestock) in factory farms where these clever and sentient animals
S ekai Holland is still struggling to recover from 81 beatings to the front of her body, plus
15 more on her side and then being dropped on her head from a high truck by those
who serve the power-corrupted Robert Mugabe. But there is no stopping her from fighting
suffer unimaginable cruelty?
Free-range farming recognises that factory-farming causes prolonged
psychological harm to animals, and seeks to encourage the natural
social behaviour of the livestock.
for the future of Zimbabwe. For a while, it was good news to be able to buy the free-range
products at a mainstream grocery store, where they were selling for
Dorothy McRae-McMahon What of the future for Zimbabwe? The natural not much more than some of the non-free-range competitor products.
event of an earthquake which threw fine diamonds This was a welcome change from having to hunt them down at
She reflected on the experience of torture at the up to the surface may well be a significant factor specialty butchers and boutique organic grocers, where they are often
hands of Mugabe’s militia and her responses as it as people from prosperous countries gather around priced out of reach for many. The smallgoods may not have been
happened. As she looked at her torturers, she had and try to take advantage of this find. Who knows exactly “organic” – coming from pigs raised on only certified organic
a sense of shock and wondered how she had failed what deals will be done, both economically and feedstock, with no antibiotics and certainly no genetically modified
to talk with them before and engage with them as politically? Undoubtedly the Zimbabwean economy organisms – but they were free-range, and that means a great deal
human beings. She asked herself, “Why are you doing is already moving towards collapse with its currency to me.
this and how can I connect with your humanity?” now having virtually no value and its systems Like most Australian families, my household enjoys ham and adores
When the attackers shouted that she and four in chaos. bacon. However, it is only available from time-to-time when I happen
other women prisoners were “Tony Blair’s prosti- During the most recent attacks by Mugabe and his across free-range because I am a conscientious objector to products
tutes”, she found herself thinking “How can they forces on his own people, there were several areas made from intensively-farmed livestock. The regular availability of
say that? I am 64! Tony Blair is more likely to be of supports which made a difference and they came acceptable bacon at Coles Surry Hills enabled my 19-year-old son to
my son and I am married to a white person.” Then from Australia. The first was response by the Aus- enjoy those egg and bacon sandwiches he so loves… for a while.
she remembers considering how to respond to the tralian Ambassadors in both Zimbabwe and South To find out why the supply of free-range ham and bacon dried
intended abuse in the prostitute label and yet hold Africa who acted immediately and competently to up, I contacted the company that supplies Coles. KR Castlemaine,
to her solidarity with sex workers. get those attacked into medical care. The second one of Australia’s three biggest pork producers, claims to be the first
She marvelled at how strong the human body was the appeals to Mugabe for justice to his people mainstream producer to offer Australian consumers the choice of
can become in the face of such an onslaught of and the stopping of the torture which came from free-range bred products.
pain and wounding – how her whole body and Aboriginal leaders and groups all over Australia and John Brady, KR Castlemaine’s General Manager of Sales and
all its functions closed up for 9 hours of suffering. which were critical in influencing what happened. Marketing, confirmed what I suspected: that producers are having
She tells how one of the 56 men, who had been The third was from Dr. Bob Woods from Burwood trouble keeping up with the demand for the free-range products.
arrested with her, warned the others that he was in Sydney, who happened to be in Harare recruiting There is no surprise there – after all, they don’t call intensive animal
HIV positive when his blood was splashed over her nurses and who was able to take important photos of husbandry “factory farming” for nothing. It enables more pork
and tried to wash it off so she wouldn’t be infected. what was happening and get them out for the world products to be manufactured, more cheaply … and more cruelly.
As Sekai said, “We don’t know our strength until to see. Sporting boycotts were also important. The free-range farms from which KR Castlemaine gets its pigs,
we are tested”. Nor do we know whether our usual Sekai also pays tribute to her husband, Australian on the Western Plains of Victoria, are not like this. Instead of being
principles of care and justice will be sustained until born Jim Holland who set aside everything in his penned into concrete-floored cages, pigs may wallow in open
we are attacked. own life to support both her and the cause of the paddocks. Sows with piglets are housed in insulated huts, from
She vividly remembers the situation in Zimbabwe people of Zimbabwe. Will they return home? Yes, which they may freely move inside and out.
and the forming of her political party, the Movement they will – a home which Sekai hasn’t seen since the As Mr Brady told me, “While the number of bred free-range
for Democratic Change, from the representatives of torture began many weeks ago. They will go back Australian farms is increasing, there is still not sufficient supply to
42 non-government organisations in 1988, when it because they never give up hope for the future and enable us to deliver the product across all our categories and keep up
became apparent that they needed to enter political because they have the care of 11 children whose demand. It is still a very small proportion of total production and it is
life in order for new leadership to emerge and for parents have died from HIV/AIDS. The grandparent not likely that farmers will be able to increase this figure dramatically.”
a culture of democracy to be established. By this generation is the new “parenting” generation in In the short-term it is not a promising outlook for those of us
stage it was very clear that Mugabe was not going Zimbabwe, due to the scourge of this destructive who make purchasing decisions based on ethical concerns like
to carry the people towards the freedom that they illness. Also, Sekai is still the leader of the Harare animal cruelty.
Province of her Party. But one thing John Brady made clear is the trend towards free-
had fought for when colonialism was ended.
If Sekai Holland had one thing to say to the world range products is consumer-led. That means food producers like KR
She recalled the moment when the guns
Castlemaine, and retailers too, are responding to market research and
stopped in 1980 and the Policy of Reconciliation it would be that, in the end, there is only one human
buyer behaviour that tells them what people want.
was announced with all its hopefulness. The race. Ultimately we have no choice but to learn to
So, all of you who are missing the free-range ham and bacon,
elections which followed in 2000 were manifestly live and work together. If there were more people like
raise the cry and remind your supermarket manager: “We want
undemocratic – as established this year by the her around, maybe that might happen more quickly.
free-range ham and bacon!”
African Commission for Human Rights and since It is in our hands.
then the world has mostly stood by and watched We, of the South Sydney Herald, were honoured to
the destruction of the economy and the lives of the talk with this brave woman who, unlike most of us, is If you would like to suggest environmental issues in South Sydney that need investigation,
people of Zimbabwe. prepared to pay the price for what she believes.
please contact Anna Christie by email: email@example.com
The South Sydney Herald – July 2007 15
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Braving the rain for the red and green
were scored, despite both teams
having opportunities. Rogers, the
best of the Bunnies, came within
five metres of the try-line. On a
positive note, Souths’ defensive
effort in the closing stages
The following week, on Sunday
24 June, in much lighter rain, a
mighty effort from co-captain Roy
Asotasi laid the platform for a vital
Rabbitohs win against the Sharks
at Telstra Stadium.
Asotasi played the full 80
minutes, and scored his first try
in the red and green in Souths’
16-12 victory. He also led the way
“As a group we feel we are Alexandria Park Boys’ Softball team after training session Photo: Travis Lane
heading in the right direction,”
Souths Juniors Abby El-zbdieh, Sione Tovo, Jarrett Douglas and Welfare Manager Tom Simpson Photo: Andrew Collis
SSH seemed like a greasy cake of soap)
said coach Jason Taylor. “We’ve
been feeling that way for a few
weeks now. But we needed a bit
Good sports at Alexandria Park
brought back-line movements to of confidence and that win is Travis Lane with all members contributing to
On Friday night 15 June, an end. Late in the half Ben Rogers the icing on the cake of a good the win. A big thanks goes out to
in horrible weather conditions made a wonderful stepping run month of football. We’ve played The Alexandria Park Community the bat boy Kieran Mundine for
at Brookvale, the Rabbitohs inside the Eagles’ 20 metre area, Melbourne away and Manly away School Primary Softball team have his supporting role.
were defeated by the Manly and when David Fa’alogo was – two of the toughest games in the hit their way into the 4th round Alexandria Park Community
Sea Eagles. denied a try (referee Steve Clark league – and won against Penrith of the 2007 NSW State Knockout. School now moves on to the next
ruled a Rogers pass forward), and Cronulla. If we didn’t get that On June 4 2007 the team made up round and hosts the strong team
The Rabbitohs got away to an Rabbitohs fans threw up their win we might have been back to of 12 students from Years 5 and from Gymea Bay Public School,
early lead via a Nathan Merritt hands, and umbrellas, in disbelief. square one. But our hard work has 6 played host to Strathfield South who advanced to the 4th round,
penalty goal, and were making It was one of those nights. manifested itself into a win and Public School. Both teams came beating Caringbah North by a
good metres in the slippery wet. Manly stalwart Steve Menzies that is great for our confidence.” out hard and ready to play, and it score of 23 to 4. The game will
For sustained periods they had the scored after gathering a loose ball The Rabbitohs move up to showed, as both teams displayed be played in the coming weeks
Sea Eagles under pressure. from a kick. And State-of-Origin tenth place on the ladder, and great skill and sportsmanship. with the winner advancing to the
Dean Widders and Ben Rogers debutante Brett Stewart crossed will play the Newcastle Knights There was never much in it, and finals of the Sydney North/Sydney
were looking dangerous with the to give the Eagles a 14-2 lead at in Round 16. it was an arm wrestle until the East Region.
home side’s defence unable to the break. In other news, there is genuine very end. In Cross Country news, a special
handle their footwork. Roy Asotasi The rain kept falling, the Manly excitement about the return of With strong effort and great mention of Rachael Bayliss of
and David Fa’alogo were running cheerleaders folded their seats and utility star Craig Wing. Things discipline, along with the veteran Alexandria Park Community
hard and straight, but some poor called it quits just minutes into the are indeed heading in the guidance of Kindergarten teacher School who finished in the top 6
passing and handling (the ball second half, and no further points right direction. Joy Smith, the Alexandria Park at the South Sydney zone carnival,
Community School team prevailed and was the only representative
for a hard-fought 9 to 6 win. from Alexandria Park Community
Special mention goes to Perri School to advance and compete in
E’e and Greg Walford who were the Sydney East district carnival at
named the Best & Fairest for Canterbury South Public School,
their game play and leadership. where she put in another
However, it was a great team effort gallant effort!
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