Veteran campaigner half way to homeless friendly precincts

By Louise Tan - 15.7.2015 - The homeless are increasing according to every homeless advocacy organisation. All these organisations whether the Salvation Army, Mission Australia and the Council of Social Services are stating It is getting harder to provide for them. They do not have enough to go around. Australia is in the grip of increasing hardships. The poor are getting poorer. The homeless have no chance. But I have been heartened by a campaign by that veteran social justice fighter, Gerry Georgatos – a campaign for homeless friendly precincts.



Melbourne couple opens fair trade cafe with asylum seeker staff

Melbourne couple opens fair trade cafe with asylum seeker staff

From the Art is chuffed to announce the opening of a social enterprise cafe and retail shop in just a few short months’ time. In the meantime, owners Crystal Fickers and Trishay Trada are running a crowdfunding campaign to fund the start-up.

Located in Ashwood, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, From the Art will serve up specialty organic tea and coffee from a sustainable fair trade source. Every cup of coffee will support STREAT, a local organisation working to end youth homelessness.


To get the justice done, the splintered, shard-like "left" needs to coalesce

Gerry Georgatos

The compassionate left wing screams for social justice and argues for our governments and society's institutions to have a heart and help people from the bottom end up, and to desist with the proposition that they can achieve for the downtrodden by working from the top end of town and down.

The bona fide left wing is fractious and forever splintering and yet it calls out for groundswells of people power to coalesce in mass social movements which will give rise to cultural waves.