Polites traces Honour’s journey from her village scented with pine trees to suburban Australia.
God Forgets About the Poor is one part family saga, one part autofiction, one part Proustian journey through memory.
Shankari Chandran’s Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens, which explores Australian racism and the Sri Lankan civil war, is ‘extraordinary’.
Ghassan Hage has made a singularly powerful contribution to our understanding of Australian and global racism, and the politics of domination and resistance.
Inner Sydney has near-zero population growth.
Inner-city resistance to higher-density housing has diverted most of Sydney’s population growth, driven largely by non-white migrants, to the outer suburbs. The result is a racially divided city.
In this podcast, Le canvasses the challenges her constituents are facing with the cost of living crisis and the aftermath of the curfew placed on her electorate during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Artist’s impression of the new city.
The new city bears a colonial name and there are questions about locating it in the hottest part of Sydney, but we are also seeing all 3 tiers of government work together in an innovative way.
Very hot days in Western Sydney are typically 5 degrees hotter than parts of the city close to the coast and are becoming more common, but only in the west. Four climate drivers explain the difference.
Voters in the region have long been seen as caring more about their finances than green issues. But living through extreme heat, rain and floods has them focused on living with climate change.
Tracey Lien’s debut novel investigates a murder of a model student in a Cabramatta restaurant. Anh Nguyen Austen says it brilliantly conveys the complexities of the Vietnamese refugee experience.
Growing fresh produce on the outskirts of a city reduces food miles and increases food security. But the foodbowls next to our our big cities are fast losing their land to urban growth.
These two new romances starring bold, culturally connected heroines from Redfern and Western Sydney break the genre mould – but remain faithful to what readers love about romance.
Western Sydney can be up to 10℃ hotter than the coast. Poorly constructed housing can’t handle the heat.
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Councils are trying to balance competing priorities in urban development, with limited resources and stretched budgets.
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The rain isn’t letting up for Australia’s east. Remarkably, the low-pressure band that drenched Brisbane is now spawning not one but two east coast lows for Sydney – more typically seen in winter.
Paramatta Road: Omar Sakr’s debut novel gives voice to Arab-Australian Western Sydney.
The lives of queer Arab-Australian boys and men are vividly inhabited in award-winning poet Omar Sakr’s darkly comic debut novel, set in Western Sydney.
Such a dramatic rise in extreme heat days is not inevitable. If global warming is limited to 1.5℃ this century, Western Sydney will have fewer than 17 days of 35℃ per year.
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Here Out West aims to shift the perception about what it means to tell contemporary Australian tales to a broad audience while staying true to the suburbs and communities of Western Sydney.
In order to support people effectively, craft appropriate messages and predict virus spread, it is crucial to use the languages and local networks that bind multicultural communities together.
Public health information for migrant communities needs to cover off the basics but it also needs to provide nuanced messaging to counter myths and misinformation about COVID-19.
The experience of upward social mobility through education can have unexpected emotional costs – particularly for graduates from the working class.