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FairWork Commission Undercuts Penalty Rates

20170224_SOW_cropped.jpg"This decision about penalty rates undercuts the decent society"

Leaders of churches, charities and unions stand side by side today to condemn the Fair Work Commission's decision.

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License to Skill: Asylum seeker support will benefit entire NSW community

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Helping asylum seekers to improve their work skills and to obtain training will not only help them to rebuild their lives in Australia, it will boost local economies – according to the Sydney Alliance.

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Open letter to Premier Mike Baird

DSC_0118b.jpgOpen Letter to Hon Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW

The following is an open letter signed by the attached Australian community and faith-based organisations, academics and unions listed below, for your and your Government’s attention.

November 2016

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Call for 30 per cent of Sydney Olympic Park to be set aside for Affordable Housing

800px-Affordable_housing.jpgA coalition of sixteen civil society organisations from NSW have co-signed a submission to NSW Government calling for 30 per cent of residential floor-space in Sydney Olympic Park to be set aside for affordable housing.

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Inclusionary Zoning report a win for affordable housing

800px-Affordable_housing.jpgMandated requirements for affordable housing on re-zoned land will help address Sydney’s housing crisis – but the low-ball targets flagged in today’s media reports would represent a missed opportunity, according to the Sydney Alliance.

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Aryeh invites NSW politicians to couch-surf in his hand-made wooden house

IMG_0891.JPGThe dream of a ten year-old boy to do something practical and constructive about homelessness in Sydney will became a reality today, as Aryeh Berkovits invited NSW politicians to couch-surf with him inside his hand-built house for the homeless.

 

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Small things turn in to big things: Aryeh Berkovits' speech to KTC

IMG_0809.JPGWelcome judges, friends, and family, and welcome to the PIP program.  For those of you that don’t know me my name is Aryeh Berkovits. For those of you that know me, my name is still Aryeh Berkovits!

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Room at the Inn

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Music has the power to unite! Experience the soul-stirring acapella sounds of Café at the Gate of Salvation, Brunswick Women’s Choir (Melbourne) and Honeybees Choir, and support the Sydney Alliance’s work with refugees. 

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Sydney Alliance Citywide Leaders Meeting

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The Citywide Leaders meeting brings together branch, local, division, congregational , parish and community leaders from each Alliance Partner organisation.

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Density and Justice Join Forces

inclusionary-zoning.jpegSydney Alliance today commended the inclusion of affordable housing contributions by developers in City of Sydney's plans to rebuild the city skyline.

"Density and justice can go together,” said Sydney Alliance Housing Spokesperson Charles Rich.

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