Parramatta

Zebedee Parkes reports that community organisations and unions marched through Parramatta to protest the NSW government’s plan to move the heritage-listed Willow Grove building.

Susan Price writes that despite widespread opposition, the NSW government is pushing ahead with its controversial Powerhouse Museum proposal next to the Parramatta River. 

Artists, gardeners and knitters have created a "guerrilla gallery" on Parramatta's historic St George’s Terrace to protest plans to demolish two of the city’s most significant heritage-listed buildings, reports Susan Price.

Water activists rallied outside WaterNSW offices in Parramatta on March 13 to demand an end to water trading, reports Zebedee Parkes.

Western Sydney residents took to the streets again on February 25 to demand action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, reports Susan Price.

Parramatta, February 25. Photos: Zebedee Parkes

Hundreds of activists from Sydney's west marched through Parramatta for climate action on February 25, reports Zebedee Parkes.

A protest for climate action in Parramatta on January 14.

Rally co-organiser Katrina James told the 600-strong crowd: “It’s really heartening to see young people have turned out to really have their voices heard."

The Parramatta Women’s Shelter, which will meet a critical need in Sydney’s west, has secured a lease and supporters say it will be ready to welcome women and their children within months.

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) campaign coordinator Pas Forgione outlined why a campaign to “Raise the rate” of the Newstart unemployment benefit is desperately needed, at a June 15 community forum in Sydney’s west.

Protests continue in Sudan, calling for the Al Bashir regime to fall. On April 6, the anniversary of the 1985 revolution, solidarity protests were organised around the world as the Sudanese people called on the army to support them in their struggle for peace, justice and freedom. Green Left Weekly's Susan Price spoke to Maysoon, from the Sydney Sudanese community about the significance of the April 6 protests.

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