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Lord Mayoral candidate calls for City of Sydney to establish domestic violence shelter

September 13, 2021

Monday 13 September 2021 BY Tileah Dobson  Sydney Lord Mayoral candidate Yvonne Weldon (pictured in pink) has proposed that the City of Sydney establish a domestic violence shelter for women and children. Photo: supplied. The Women’s Safety Summit has ended this year, with political clashes and...

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‘I will not be lectured by the PM on..’ anything really

September 12, 2021

This week! Georgie Dent joins the podcast to discuss why we won’t be lectured by the Morrison Government on women’s safety, or anything really. His government is running a women’s safety summit in the same week that he has rejected 49 of 55 recommendations by Kate...

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First Indigenous Candidate for Lord Mayor

September 12, 2021

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 2021. PRODUCED BY Rob Osborne Last weekend should have seen local council elections held across NSW, including the City of Sydney. These elections have been postponed till early December but campaigning is underway. Candidates for the office of Lord Mayor of Sydney include...

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Meet the Indigenous leader taking on Clover Moore for Sydney’s top job

August 26, 2021

By Megan Gorrey  AUGUST 26, 2021 Yvonne Weldon: “It’s about challenging the status quo”. CREDIT:RHETT WYMAN Yvonne Weldon, the first Indigenous candidate for lord mayor in the 179-year history of the City of Sydney council, remembers the exact moment when she realised racism would be a part...

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Meet the first ever Aboriginal candidate for Sydney Lord Mayor

July 16, 2021

By Gary Nunn, Sydney Sentinel  Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon is, incredibly, the first Aboriginal Australian to stand for Lord Mayor in the 179-year history of the City of Sydney Council. She spoke with the Sentinel‘s Gary Nunn ahead of September‘s local government election. It is...

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In search of walking equality: 70% of Indigenous people in Sydney live in neighbourhoods with low walkability

July 16, 2021

By Meead Saberi and Yvonne Weldon. Indigenous inequality in Australia has long been known to the public and policy makers. Yet, successive local, state, and federal governments have failed to effectively make a noticeable change in Indigenous health and wellbeing. These inequalities include shorter...

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Jewish-Indigenous Course Opens New Doors for Collaboration

July 15, 2021

By Shane Desiatnik An inaugural and interactive online Jewish-Indigenous learning program that featured expert panellists from both communities has proven a great success, with between 30 to 60 participants tuning in every Thursday night throughout June. Called Beit Sefer Yalbalinga, the series was co-hosted...

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