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FREE There’s life in the Inner West! Issue 284 | June 10th 2016 The story behind the Inner West’s best bowl of pho WIN! FREE TIX: Hot Docs Film Festival Mustang The Wait Open Marrickville festival guide Election candidates grilled and quartered! Is Marrickville your kitchen’s missing ingredient? Hand Pickled

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n MARRICKVILLE PRECINCT PROMOTION Open up your pantry to the New Marrickville. Searching for that special ingredient high and low? Find everything your recipes require with the help of Marrickville's fishmongers, bakers, butchers and grocers. Marrickville puts the world's flavours at your doorstep. Hong Phat Hot Bread 139 Marrickville Road, 9568 2417 A great place to pick up a quick baked snack, or even lunch. Fabulous fast food on the go! T&M Meats Stocking the ever so popular Lao sausages, T&M Meats is a hot favourite! They also sell delicious Thai sausages – the closest thing you’ll get to actually being in Thailand, as well as all your butchery needs. 483 Marrickville Road, 95695028 Paris Bakery Thuc Pham Á Ch âu 145 Marrickville Road Specialising in fresh produce, Thực Phẩm Á Châu sell the very best in Asian vegetables and refrigerated goods at great prices! This little bakery doesn’t have the flashiest décor, however they make up for it with delicious Parisian croissants, even selling the French delicacy, snails. They have all your favourite baked goods as well. 224 Marrickville Road, 9572 6743 Souvlaki Boys Having opened just last week, Souvlaki Boys is your new favourite specialty supermarket, butchers and Continental Deli. They sell lamb, chicken and pork marinaded in the most delectable Mediterranean sauces, herbs and flavours. 179 Marrickville Road, 9560 3549 Welcome Supermarket Supplies 127 Marrickville Road, 9568 3552 Selling Asian food from the Philippines, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Korea and Nepal this little grocer has it all. Packed with fresh veg, milk and bread you can find what you need to whip up a delicious feast. Rose Sunrise Bakery 255 Marrickville Road, 8065 4808 Selling not only baked goods but also tasty lunch items like fresh rice paper rolls and burgers. Don’t forget about their healthy freshly squeezed juices and smoothies too! Vinh Hung Consistently delivering low prices, Vinh Hung is one of the best butchers in the Inner West. They sell a variety of different meats and cuts and are highly recommended by their loyal customers. 131 Marrickville Rd, 9568 2381 Banana Joe’s Foodworks and Quality Meats butcher shop Lamia Super Deli 270 Marrickville Road, 9560 1011 This deli really does live up to its name, stocking everything you could ever dream of in a continental deli. Using a self-service system you can load up on all your foodie ingredients yourself and you won’t pay a fortune for the delicious produce either! This community supermarket has all your grocery needs as well as a huge selection of Organic Products. It is independently owned and run and supports local charities and schools with sponsorship. Quality Meats butcher shop, found inside Banana Joe’s sells high quality meats for fabulous prices, making Banana Joe’s a one-stop shop for all your ingredient shopping. 258 Illawarra Road, 9559 7064 Gelato Franco 281 Marrickville Road Described as an “old school” gelataria, Gelato Franco use only fresh ingredients and hard work to make their gelato. This son and mother team know how to deliver the best in Italian desserts! Van An Seafood 277 Marrickville Road, 9560 2575 Offering the best prices for seafood around, Van An provide fresh ocean produce. This is a family owned and run business, which shows with the great service. Marrickville Seafood 187 Marrickville Road, 9550 0277 Everything you will ever want in a fishmonger – the seafood is fresh and above all tasty! They cook food on site too, if you are looking for a lunch spot. Diamond Lee Hot Bread 211 Marrickville Road Tasty fresh baked goods alongside friendly customer service. Some have dubbed this as the freshest bread in Marrickville! www.ciaomagazine.com.au 2

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JMJ Filipino Foods 324B Marrickville Road, 9560 5264 A great store to get your groceries that specialises in Filipino ingredients. Selling the closest foods to what you will find in the Philippines. Hoho Butcher Hoho Butcher has some of the freshest meats in town and they cut their meat in-house. Keep an eye out for their daily specials to snap up a high quality bargain. 286 Marrickville Road, 0413 780 146 http://hohobutcher.com/ Vietnamese Chicken with Kaffir Lime Featuring ingredients fresh from Marrickville Van Long Asian Grocery 279-281 Marrickville Road, 9560 6096 Ingredients • 8 kaffir lime leaves • 1 lemongrass trimmed • 2 garlic peeled and diced • 2 shallots One of the largest Asian groceries in Marrickville, Van Long has all your needs with plenty of fresh fruit and veg as well as all your refrigerated and pantry stock. Save More Grocery 307 Illawarra Road, 9559 3117 Cornersmith Picklery • 1 tsp schezuan pepper • 1 tsp turmeric • ½ tsp chilli flakes • ½ tbs fish sauce • 1 tbs lemon juice • 1½ tbs extra virgin olive oil • 640 grams chicken thighs • 1 eggplant cut into 1 cm slices • 1½ cup chicken stock • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets As the name implies, Save More Grocery always deliver on low prices yet don’t compromise on quality. There is certainly a bargain or two to be found in store! A family operated café that is dedicated to sustainable practices, sourcing produce from local growers and ethical meats. Not to mention their astonishing house-made pickles! 441 Illawarra Rd, 8964 7463, www.cornersmith.com.au Van Hung Meats 273 Marrickville Road, 9560 2361 Selling all the usuals in meats and poultry, Van Hung Meats will have you coming back time and time again with their low prices. Phuoc Hai Seafood 276 Illawarra Road, 9558 0297 Method Selling fresh and live seafood at market prices. Phuoc Hai is the place to go for crustaceans and other ocean food. 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C 2. Place the lime leaves, lemongrass, garlic, shallots, schezuan pepper, turmeric, chilli flakes, fish sauce and lemon juice in a blender with just enough water to make it into a paste. 3. Spread the paste over the chicken and set aside for a couple of hours or longer in an oven proof dish. 4. Season a grill pan with olive oil for about 2 minutes on both sides. Once seared, place the chicken onto a plate. 5. Brush the eggplant with the remaining olive oil and place it on the grill pan. 6. While the eggplant is cooking, pour 1 cup of chicken stock into the pan to combine with the residue marinade and absorb into the eggplant. Repeat until all the eggplant is cooked. 7. Place the cooked eggplant onto the bottom of the oven proof dish and arrange the chicken and broccoli over the top. Pour in the remaining stock and place in the oven to cook through for 25 minutes. Serve as is or with an accompanying green salad Makes 4 servings Panificio Pan D'oro 297 Marrickville Road, 8065 0571 Specialising in quality Italian bread, Panificio Pan D’oro is a real stand out. The perfect bread to soak up your Italian sugo with! Mimo’s Lebanese Bakery 4/129 Marrickville Road, 8021 6629 If you fancy a gourmet pizza, a tasty falafel roll or even something sweet – nutella pizza perhaps? – Mimo’s Lebanese Bakery is for you! They are open six days a week (Tues-Sun) and do event catering. Hong Phuoc 297 Illawarra Road Hong Phuoc has all your Asian grocery desires as well as stocking some rare Asian fruits and vegetables. Lucky Meats 275 Illawarra Road, 95583118 Promising quality and great prices, Lucky Meats is the most presentable butcher in Marrickville. They have all the cuts of meats and poultry. Want more on Marrickville? Keep your eyes peeled for our #286 issue with a Marrickville spread on health, beauty and other specials (out July 8th!). Indulge yourself in Marrickville's range of salons and beauty parlours! How to get there. Bus: Car: Catch the 423, 426 or m30 bus from the City to Marrickville. Or the 418, or 426 bus from Dulwich Hill to Marrickville. Presented by: Train: Marrickville Station is located on Illawarra Rd. T3 Bankstown Line Trains serve the station and run regularly. New lift and Illawarra Rd entrance is now complete. Calvert Street Car Park can be accessed through Illawarra Lane, parking is free and untimed after 6pm. The car park on Garners Avenue and on Frampton Avenue are both untimed after 6pm and free for two hours before then. Street parking is available though subject to timed parking as sign posted. Walk: Nothing beats a great walk in the fresh air! Walking along from the Cooks River or down from Addison Rd allows walkers to experience more of Marrickville. You can also walk from Sydenham or Dulwich Hill stations. Supported by: Bike: For some lovely rides in Marrickville visit marrickville.nsw.gov.au www.ciaomagazine.com.au 3

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Inner West whispers Local gossip, rumour, hearsay and unsubstantiated fact... Sports Club reno, The Inner West goes (more) gourmet, our apologies l WE ARE C!AO Satire for the soul Confucius say it’s time for Australian media to stop being the running dog imperialist lackey of decadent, declining America Dear LL – I was surprised to find a lift-out – ‘The Middle Kingdom resumes its rightful position as global hegemon’ – in Ciao. Do you see any conflict between your publication’s commitment to freedom of speech, religion and assembly and pocketing a fat stack of Yuan for running stories about the Dalai Lama presiding over a global slavery ring, Xi Jinping being the world’s greatest statesman, and re-education camps being “work for the dole with Chinese characteristics”. Ai, Annandale LL replies: That’s the kind of racist, Sinophobic discourse I’d expect to be exposed to during a Bing Lee ad screened in the middle of The Footy Show, Ai. Isn’t it time Australian historians admitted it was Admiral Zheng, and not Captain Cook, who discovered the Great Southern Mineral Deposit Land? And shouldn’t all we ethnomasochistic, over-educated Anglo Australians stop obsessing over the trivial setbacks suffered by Indigenous peoples and indulge in an orgy of self-loathing guilt about the Lambing Flat riots? Not that I’m saying it’s going to happen but when it does, who among us can fault the glorious People’s Liberation Army for constructing an artificial island in the middle of Sydney Harbour then claiming the Antipodes as part of Greater China? If decades of reflexive anti-Americanism have taught Inner West progressives anything, isn’t it that the world would be a much more civilised place if run by a gerontocracy of steely Oriental communists? I for one welcome our sweet and sour pork-eating overlords and I’m not only saying that because they’re the only thing allowing this nation’s media industry to stave off complete collapse. As I believe the Great Helmsman once observed: ‘It is the concubine koala’s destiny to bend over and brace itself for a ravaging at the paws of the invigorated panda!’ So check your round-eyed barbarian privilege forthwith, Ai. n Email your dilemma to info@ciaomagazine.com.au. ADVERTISING Sarah Shepherd sarah@ciaomagazine.com.au Canada Bay Council has approved the rezoning of the site of the former Drummoyne Sports Club to potentially make way for a block of apartments. The property on Hythe Street, has been in a derelict state since the club went into administration and the grounds were sold in 2012. The development plans, pending approval, include 65-75 new apartments, car park and private recreation area. The abandoned site recently became the fodder of tabloid headlines when a blogger revealed it was likely the clubhouse of a local youth gang, the Drummoyne Boys Club (also known as ‘DB’), once well-known in the area for their amateur criminal antics and ‘lad’ aesthetic. A heap of gourmets are arriving in the Inner West with the opening of the heritage-listed Rozelle Tramsheds, redeveloped by Mirvac into a luxury food and café ‘precinct’. Offerings range from the obvious (Gelato Messina), to local superstars (Fish & Co) and a new eatery by former Ciao columnist, Jared Ingersoll. Broadway’s new food court (also partly owned by Mirvac) is not-so-surprisingly going down the same ‘luxury food’ route with a Din Tai Fung and Zues Greek. Sheesh, what happened to the usual fast food suspects? No wonder we were all covertly lining up at the temporary Glebe maccas!  ADVERTISING Madi Day madi@ciaomagazine.com.au We stuffed up! l Ciao Magazine profusely apologises for statements made in this section of Whispers in our previous edition, which we have now come to know are factually incorrect. Deicorp is not involved in legal disputes with residents of the Erskineville Star Printery and statements made regarding residents of Redfern were published by Home 789, not Deicorp. Any implication that Petersham RSL Club has not followed due procedure in their decision to collaborate with Deicorp was not intended and is also unfounded. FOOD Melissa Leong info@ciaomagazine.com.au WINE Winsor Dobbin info@ciaomagazine.com.au LOCAL history General Motors, Marrickville With Marrickville’s long industrial history, it is not surprising that General Motors once operated a manufacturing plant on Carrington Road. Despite opening in 1926, the building still stands, with the art deco façade largely intact. At its peak the factory employed over 400 people, producing up to 70 cars a day. As a consequence of the Great Depression, the factory wound down operations in 1931 and shut its doors entirely in 1936. Fun fact: after his first triumphant test tour of England, General Motors presented Don Bradman with a Chevrolet Roadster from this very plant. n Image courtesy of the Inner West Council The Inner West used to have a car industry! ART DIRECTOR Paden Hunter paden@ciaomagazine.com.au EDITORIAL Phoebe Moloney phoebe@ciaomagazine.com.au Things we love: Kassia Aksenov kassia@ciaomagazine.com.au ASSISTANT PUBLISHER Contributors: Nigel Bowen, Lianna Taranto, Olivia Mackay, Russell Edwards, Emma McConnell, Maani Truu and Hannah Craft. Ciao loves you, and our photographers only supply photos for publication with consent. We try and make you look your best. No responsibility is accepted by Ciao Magazine for the accuracy of advertisements or information. We welcome unsolicited editorial and pictorial contributions. The opinions expressed in Ciao Magazine are those of contributors, indemnifying the publisher from inaccuracy or consequences arising from its reproduction. © All rights reserved. No material is to be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Ciao Magazine is a free publication. Distribution, advertising & editorial enquiries 460A Parramatta Road, Petersham 2049 info@ciaomagazine.com.au (02) 9518 3696. 0405 509 805 – Sonia Ciao is locally owned and produced. Please recycle Printed by Spot Press, Marrickville Alex Elliott-Howery, co-owner of Cornersmith Cafe, in the open kitchen of the Cornersmith Picklery on Illawarra Road in Marrickville. Image: Ben Cregan Federal Election 2nd July 2016 Get bacon the stage! At Ciao we love a bit of punny graffiti and also a bit of pulled pork. This clever defacing of The Bald Face Stag’s stage door sign is testament to the venue’s mix of hardcore music and lovingly gourmet food. With Leichhardt Council’s plans to reinvigorate Parramatta Road into a vibrant entertainment district in the works for a long time, we wonder if the new ‘Inner West Council’ will have the same hopes for Sydney’s main artery. Hopefully the vision of live music in the Inner West won’t also be pulled... pork. C!ao’s voice In • #electionrat • Cleverman, cleverly shot in the railway yards in Redfern • Staying in. The party won’t miss you! • Hot water bottles • A good umbrella. So hard to find, so easy to lose. Out • The frequency of ‘once in a lifetime’ weather events • Johnny Depp • Cold pressed milk • The ‘hip and funky’ music TV channels play behind their election coverage. Groovy man. For Reid 4 C!ao Magazine There’s life in the Inner West!

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Community Life R OA D T E ST n Emma McConnell MARRICKVILLE JAM Emma McConnell reviews the performance venues that keep the Inner West's creative heart beating. Gasoline Pony: RANT Located on Marrickville Road, the Gasoline Pony accommodates for those craving entertainment as well as some hearty refreshment. The space holds up to 100 people, utilising both the indoor setting and the cosy rear courtyard. Live music is guaranteed every Thursday and Sunday. For the more adventurous evening out consider popping by during their regular open mic nights or perhaps the bi-weekly Acca-Pony Community Choir! n 115 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville The Inner West welcomes refugees Sydney’s Inner West is one of the original homes of multiculturalism in Australia. Over the decades our local area has welcomed refugees and asylum seekers from places like Europe, Asia, the Middle East – people from all corners of the world. Our care and compassion for people fleeing danger, violence and persecution, has helped to shape the vibrant and diverse Inner West communities that we love being a part of. Sadly in Australia, policies and practices developed by Labor and Coalition governments have for over a decade treated people fleeing danger as political footballs. The bipartisan consensus on indefinite and mandatory detention of people seeking asylum has seen Australia establish offshore prison camps on Manus Island and Nauru, where foreign governments are essentially paid to keep people in terrible conditions. This race to the bottom of government cruelty has not only isolated Australia in the international community, it has seriously impacted the physical and mental health of those seeking a safer life for their families. While federal governments are failing the most vulnerable, councils and community groups in our local area have stepped up to truly reflect the values of the people. When I was elected to represent residents as a local councillor in 2012, Marrickville Council already had a strong tradition of care and compassion, for instance being in 2003 one of the first councils in Australia to become a Refugee Welcome Zone. Since then we have erected signs across council buildings and in other public spaces reading 'Marrickville Council Welcomes Refugees and Asylum Seekers'. Marrickville also became one of the only councils in Australia to divest from companies involved in implementing Australia’s offshore detention regime. Recently we launched the Asylum Seeker Community Passport, connecting new arrivals with a variety of services across the local area. These efforts added to those of the local groups supporting refugees and asylum seekers, including the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, Amnesty Newtown, the Refugee Action Coalition, Settlement Services International, and services involved in the Marrickville Multicultural Interagency. Last month Liberal Premier Mike Baird sacked Marrickville Council, along with 41 councils across NSW. We should be seriously concerned about the effects on local services, including those that benefit asylum seekers and refugees. The people of Marrickville and Sydney’s Inner-West are compassionate, welcoming and caring people. It’s important that these values continue to be represented at all levels of government. And when governments fail or are unable to reflect the values of the people, it’s the community who must to step up and take their place. It's SNO secret! Red Rattler SNO Contemporary Art Projects Opening in 2014, the SNO, or Sydney Non Objective Art Project, is a creative space dedicated to showcasing emerging local contemporary artists along with their international counterparts. The four exhibition spaces allow for performances and talks, as well as ongoing artist residency studios. The current exhibition, curated by Stephen Jones, can be viewed until the June 26th. n 2/175 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville This events space is a community-run cooperative that will satisfy virtually every taste imaginable. Past events have included film nights, live music and theatre performances. This diverse and welcoming venue has given a new life to Marrickville’s industrial area and has evidently enriched the local community and its surrounds. An upcoming highlight at The Rat is the ‘Show Us Your Bush’ Wuthering Day, for all you diehard Kate Bush fans. n 6 Faversham St, Marrickville Vic On The Park The Vic on the Park brings together excellent pub grub with an assortment of festivities and the venue is especially revered for its courtyard gigs. The dog-friendly, laidback setting has hosted a variety of events in the past including markets, open air cinema and live music. With entertainment habitually offered from Thursday onwards, the team at The Vic will ensure that your weekend is never a dull one! n 2 Addison Rd, Marrickville Lazybones Lounge The vast array of leather couches and chandeliers really adds to the intimacy of this venue! Lazybones tailors to more than just jazz aficionados, with a diverse mix of acts on offer complemented by tasty share plates and an extensive list of local brews. Live music is offered every evening, so go unwind to some tunes. Lounging around n 294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville HIStory Michael Jackson Tribute Show The globe-touring Michael Jackson tribute show, HIStory, is back in Australia and taking over Sydney’s State Theatre for a one night only spectacular. Touring to fourteen metropolitan and regional locations throughout Australia, HIStory will show in Sydney on June 24th before moving on to Canberra and Melbourne. Boasting a revamped production, including refined choreography, updated costumes and new production elements, the biggest change of all to the five-year old show is the introduction of Dantanio, as Michael. Replacing the much-loved Kenny Wizz, Dantanio recreates pop history earning his place as the world’s premier Michael Jackson impersonator. Watch as he moves through Michael’s musical biography – all the way from 'ABC' to 'Beat It' and everything in between. n Ciao has two double passes to HIStory to give away! To go in the running simply email info@ciaomagazine.com.au with your name, address and where you picked up your copy of Ciao. For further information visit www.mjhistoryshow.com WIN FREE TICKETS What’s on n Compiled by Maani Truu. Email info@ciaomagazine.com.au 16-19 June, 7.30pm FREE Community are en ev ts listings n Sylvie Ellsmore is the Greens candidate for Sydney for the 2016 Federal Election. email info@ m.au ciaomagazine.co Attn: Maani Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross Street, Glebe Sat 18 June, 1pm Reclaim The Streets Mobile Protest Festival ACA 2016 Showcase Jackman how to act! Fri 17 June, 8pm Tickets essential. For bookings visit This could be your only chance to www.actorscentreaustralia.com.au catch Australia’s up and coming talent Where: Italian Forum Theatre, 23 performing in your own backyard Norton St, Leichhardt before they hit the big time. Looking to bring life back into the Italian Forum, the 2016 Graduating Company will be presenting a selection of powerful and moving scenes and monologues from around the world. This will be their last time performing at the Actors Centre Australia and is a not-to-be-missed opportunity. Not only will you be wowed by the Inner West's local talent, you will get to meet Comedy will make you stronger! the drama teacher who taught Hugh 6 Comedy Fundraiser Comedy for Strength is the latest fundraiser by The Laugh Stand at Harold Park Hotel and this time they are raising money for Pillars of Strength, an organisation providing support for bereaved dads and families. Losing an infant or having a sick little one is certainly no laughing matter but the night aims to bring a little light to families doing it hard. Headlined by Tommy Dean, the lineup will have you in stitches. Visit thelaughstand.tumblr.com or pillarsofstrength.com.au. Tickets $20. Following their recent Keep Newtown Weird protest-party hybrid, Reclaim The Streets is back at it, this time in response to the forced council amalgamations and to demand a fairer, more affordable city. The collective feels that the removal of democratically elected mayors has come at a critical – and deliberate – time considering the hot debate surrounding WestConnex. If you are angry and want to make your voice heard, this is the event. Or maybe you just want to dance in the street with like-minded folk? That works too. Where: Sydenham Green, Railway Rd, Sydenham Get in the hoop! See page 8 for more what's on...

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n Local Gigs Fri June 17th n Local screens Psycho Zydeco Playing as part of the annual Vivid Festival, Psycho Zydeco boast being Australia’s best zydeco roots act. Come prepared for a night of high energy swamp music, with sounds resonating from guitars, the sax, accordions and even a driver’s washboard to name a few. Django Bar, Marrickville, $20 Sun June 19th FREE TICKETS Win double movie passes The Wait: Loss, longing and deception The Wait Eagle & The Wolf This Aussie duo have been dubbed “as authentic as they come” having recorded their latest roots album as a fusion of raw sounds. Watch Eagle & The Wolf deliver an intimate performance at a warm venue. Newtown Social, $20 on the door Mustang: A powerful and moving study in defiance Mustang Nominated for a best foreign film Oscar in 2016, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s portrait of female empowerment and teenage hijinks is really quite something. It’s simply a delight, and rare for such a powerful message film, one with real heart hardened alongside its sharp-edged suspense. We’re in remote provincial Turkey and five highspirited sisters, all orphans, are being raised by their grandmother and a mean uncle. After an innocent romp at the beach with some local boys scandalizes the village, they’re “quarantined” in their house, which quickly becomes a prison. Their purity thus protected, aunts and elderly crones visit to prepare them for the drudgery of arranged marriages. “Our lives have turned to shit,” says the youngest and boldest Lale (Günes Sensoy), and she’s right. Resistance grows, of course, but tragedy lies ahead, and for a while I thought the film was going to break my heart. It does, in a way, but the ending is just magnificent and delivers tears of joy. M from June 23. SFF At Dendy Newtown Sydney Film Festival has again fallen for the myth that “Newtown is weird” and put their Freak Me Out selection there, along with a smattering of their more daring films. Top lunacy is surely The Lure, a Polish musical about two mermaid sisters who are also vampires. Then there’s Wild, a startling German drama about a girl who forms a rather too close relationship with a wolf. Stranger things than that happen in Newtown, but why do we have to travel to city venues for The Road, a Chinese doco about corruption and a motorway? WestConnex, anyone? June 8 –19 ★ sff.org.au Brandy is back n Thanks to Palace Films we have five double preview passes valid for the weekend of June 24 –26. Details below. Only Juliette Binoche could look so exquisite – even when she’s grieving. Here she plays Anna, a woman whose son has just died, and she just dazzles us right from her very first scenes, her dark expressive eyes staring into the void. It takes a brave young actress to play alongside such a formidable talent but hot new French talent Lou de Laâge proves to have just as much poise, intelligence and precision. She’s Jeanne, the son’s girlfriend who’s unaware of his recent death, and turns up to visit at Anna’s Sicilian villa. Anna’s way of dealing with her loss is denial, and after they meet, director Piero Messina, who’s been pretty economical in letting us know what’s going on, gets even trickier. He forces us to wait – wait for Anna to tell Jeanne, wait for a man who will never appear, wait for something to happen. It would be almost unbearable to watch these two warily circling one another, if the film wasn’t so good – so full of atmospheric tension and foreboding. We know an explosive reveal must come, eventually. Till then, we wait... M from June 30. Mon June 20th Brandy Who doesn’t love '90s R&B? Brandy started her career in the mid-1990s and has developed as an artists since then, releasing her latest album in 2012. Pack your boogieshoes to help you bump and grind along to Brandy’s hits. Enmore Theatre, Newtown, from $88 WIN TIX! n Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have five double inseason passes to give away. Details below. The Lure: Mermaids with teeth The Sydney Film Festival Comes to Newtown Hot on the heels of the Sydney Writer’s Festival, art punters may struggle to catch their breath before the esteemed Sydney Film Festival is up and running from June 8-19. Lucky for us Inner Westies, we don’t have to work too hard to catch some of the action, with Dendy’s Newtown playing host to a number of events over the span of the festival. In their second year of hosting, the Newtown showings are focused around Sounds On Screen, European Cinema: 10 Women Filmmakers to Watch, and Freak Me Out programs, which results in more than enough to keep you busy. Luckily quality espresso and lots of red wine are on hand to make sure you can go the distance. To fit all the highlights in one paragraph would be impossible, so head on over to the festival website to see what cinematic masterpieces are on offer. It's the happiest time of the year for film buffs Hot Docs There’s a big appetite for hard-hitting documentaries, something the adventurous programmers at Palace Cinemas have also noticed. And for the first time this year, they’re bringing the renowned Canadian festival Hot Docs to Australia – with 24 inspiring and thought provoking films from 15 countries. The festival opens with League of Exotique Dancers, a provocative and eye-opening “backstage tour” of the golden age of burlesque. Other highlights include Jim: The James Foley Story, about the journalist who was executed by ISIS in 2014, which won the audience award at Sundance this year; and What Tomorrow Brings, which looks at a woman’s fight to educate young girls in Afghanistan. Two Australian documentaries – Charlie Hill Smith’s Motorkite Dreaming and Helen Kapalos’s A Life Of its Own – also have their world premiere at the festival. At Palace Verona from June 21 – July 3. ★ www.hotdocsoz.com n For further information, programs and tickets visit www.sff.org.au n Thanks to Palace Cinemas we have five double festival passes to give away. Details below. Sat 18 June, 10.30am-12.30pm Feed-In Tariff Changes @ The Energy Café Curious about feed-in tariff charges and what it could mean for you? No worries, the energy ‘barista’ is here to explain how the changes will impact your savings and more importantly, what you can do to offset the effects. A King St café with a difference, the Green Living Centre, is a joint initiative of the City of Sydney and Inner West Council to provide accessible information through workshops detailing how to be energy efficient and beat costs in your home. Not only are you learning how you can save money but also the workshop is completely free. Winning! To secure your spot visit www.greenlivingcentre.eventbrite.com.au Where: Green Living Centre, 218 King St, Newtown Sat 18 June, 4-9pm Support Team Dog! Sat 25 June, 9:30am-12pm Share the Love: Free Microchipping Day Team Dog, a community initiative promoting animal welfare practices, is sharing the love in the Inner West with a pay what you can microchipping day for cats and dogs. Microchips are limited and provided on a first come, first serve basis so get in early. Where: Hut 43, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville Addison Road Street Food Market Support our newest Australians 8 See the centre come alive with multicultural food, music, arts and crafts. A monthly event, the markets aim to raise funds to support the startups of recent migrants and refugees. This purpose is manifested through the diversity of stallholders, with attendees able to sample cuisines and goods from all across the world. Come along and support cultural diversity, all the while enjoying delicious food and music under the stars. Oh, and did I mention it is completely free? Sounds like great value to us. WIN DOUBLE MOVIE PASSES Only at the movies June 23 To be in the running to win double in-season passes to Mustang, Hot Docs Where: Addison Road Community festival films or preview passes to The Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville. Wait valid for the weekend of Friday Hosted every third Saturday of the June 24 – Sunday June 26, just email month until December. info@ciaomagazine.com.au with your name and address telling us where you picked up your copy of Ciao. Give us a preference if you enter more than one. n Reviews – Russell Edwards

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n Your say n Sustainability n Local news What is your ultimate winter comfort food? “It’s hard to choose! While we were stuck inside the other day with the rain I made a chocolate cake. It would probably be that, but not for every day!” Tracy, Dulwich Hill “It’s lamb shanks with soft polenta.” Cheryl, Petersham “Bean soup” Anon, Lilyfield “Hot spinach pie” Dennis, Leichhardt “Probably cake, but I’ll just say any dessert across the board. That way I can cover a lot of ground.” Bev, Leichhardt “Slow cooked casserole” Maddie, Croydon “Two minute noodles and hot chocolate with marshmallows” Sam, Croydon Party Time New Artist Hub at Concord One of the longest-running Sydney Art groups, Drummoyne Art Society, has launched a proposal to establish an Artist Centre in the currently vacant Concord Early Childhood Centre, following it’s move to a new location on Victoria Avenue. The plan submitted to the council revolved around expanded community use of the space, with photography, pottery demonstrations, multicultural art, crafts, galleries and art libraries amongst some of the activities to be open to the public. It has been agreed that the building will be used by the Society for a trial period of three years, with the City of Canada Bay council approving to support the development of the centre, until a time when it is self-sustainable. In order to reach this goal, plans are in place to generate income through art tuition, room hire, gallery events, fundraising and merchandising. The environment is the fourth highest factor voters consider when staring at a ballot form. After the economy, health and education, the environment weighs in as significant enough an issue that it could change voting patterns. A winter delicacy Here in the Inner West, our priorities depend on where we live but the environment is in our Laundy announces solar power at St Paul's Church top five concerns. If the environment is at least moderately important to you, here is some clarity that the St Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood around what the parties (and their candidates) will share in $100,000 towards installing solar and believe, that may assist you come voting time. battery storage systems in their laundry facilities The Liberal Party’s environmental platform is available to homeless people. "The Coalition's Solar pitched at providing economic benefit – think Communities Program will provide funding for renewable energy sector private investment, groups across Australia to install rooftop solar PV, research and development, innovation and global solar hot water and battery storage systems for trade of carbon credits. GetUp has launched a community owned buildings," he said. pretty fierce campaign against the Coalition’s sell Anthony Albanese out of the Great Barrier Reef. Sitting Member, ALP, Grayndler The ALP position is pitched more at families Penny Wong, previous Minister for Climate and they have six key goals: create cleaner Change, launched Albanese’s campaign at power, build jobs and industry, cut pollution, the Vic on the Park last week and there was capture carbon on the land and increase energy a policy promise from Albanese, “An elected efficiency. The carbon tax hasn’t been raised in Labor Government will transition to 50 per cent this campaign. renewable energy by 2030.” Albanese also made The Greens have similar goals, but their pitch a commitment to clean up the Cooks River. is more emotional. The economic benefits of conservation are less important than Sylvie Ellsmore the “priceless” benefits of having a pristine Greens Candidate, Sydney environment for our children. Ellsmore had Bob Brown out with her to push Smaller parties such as The Australian Climate their plan of phasing out dirty coal and fast Skeptics Party, The Climate Change Action Party, tracking renewable energy. Ellsmore said, The Animal Justice Party and Wikileaks Party "Action on climate change by phasing out the also have climate change action policies. And the coal industry is a key part of the Greens election smaller parties have clearer positions. Here are platform so I welcome the opportunity to sign the some local candidate positions: ‘Pollution Free Politics’ pledge initiative prepared by 350.org.” This was supported by a pledge not Craig Laundy to accept donations from fossil fuel companies. Sitting member, Liberal, Reid No matter how you vote come election day, Laundy understands his electorate (it is a Lib remember that there is the opportunity to create marginal seat). Recently Laundy was joined by and deliver your own climate change action Environment Minister Greg Hunt to announce policy at home! Lee Rhiannon and Jim Casey say no to WestConnex Greens refuse to fund “bum project” WestConnex In a recent press conference, Greens candidate for Grayndler Jim Casey stated that if elected, federal money going towards WestConnex would be something that he “would not be prepared to negotiate”, calling the tollway a “bum project”. Going into the election, Greens senator Lee Rhiannon reiterated that a key part of the greens platform is that WestConnex should stop. “No more WestConnex payments, no more WestConnex,” she said. At the press conference, Rhiannon announced that she had contacted Treasurer Scott Morrison, asking that there be no more federal payments in terms of grants or concessional loans to the project. “Suspension of payment should happen immediately,” she said. The press conference came in the wake of confusion regarding differing statements made by opposition leader Bill Shorten, and member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese regarding the $16.8 billion project. Albanese has stated Labor would not contribute further funds to the tollway, despite Shorten’s insistence they do support WestConnex going ahead. Mexican restaurant fundraising for sick kids For the month of June, local franchise Guzman Y Gomez Newtown will be raising funds for new equipment and services at Royal Prince Alfred’s paediatric unit during their first ever Local Hospital Kids Appeal. Guzman Y Gomez Newtown franchisee Daniel Habib said he is proud to continue the communities’ tradition of giving. “There is a great sense of community in Newtown and the Inner West. People are very passionate about the area and local matters,” he said. The fundraiser will involve cash donations in store and online. In addition, when you mention the fundraiser at the counter ten percent of your purchase total will go directly towards the RPA paediatric unit. In celebration of the generous community, the store will additionally hold a Kids Eat Free day on Saturday June 25th, where the whole family can xxxxx Marrickville Charity donated new kitchen Stretch a Family, a Marrickville-based charity providing medium-term supported accommodation for young people in need will be getting a new kitchen as the recipients of IKEA’s annual Living Local Grants. The Stretch a Family kitchen was treated to a whole new look, with the hopes to increase the warm, homely environment for those using the space. “Many of our teens don’t have a home to call their own, let alone a fully resourced kitchen and it is here we can now provide them with a warm, wholesome meal as well as encourage them to develop important life skills in cooking and learn about nutrition,” said Tracey Rowe, Acting CEO of Stretch a Family. n For further information on the work of Stretch a Family visit stretchafamily.com.au. come down and nab a kid’s meal for only a gold coin donation. The paediatric unit at RPA is our local department for sick kids, and plays an integral role in assisting kids in the Inner West area. “I encourage the entire community to get behind this cause and support many brave and inspiring children at the Hospital,” said Daniel, who encourages other franchises to hold their own fundraisers and give back to the community. n Guzman Y Gomez Newtown is located at 175 King Street, Newtown. To donate online visit www.gofundme.com/whxpmxxd. n Words by Maani Truu Entries close: 31 July 2016 Your short environment film could win you some of the $5,000 worth of great prizes up for grabs. Entries close Sunday 31 July, so start filming. For information on how to submit your film and for full terms and conditions, go to: www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Footprints-Film-Festival The shortlisted film entries will be screened at this year’s Footprints Eco Festival on Sunday 21 August. 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in the kitchen Urbánh Mi  with Olivia Mackay, n www.scoffandquaff. wordpress.com Marrickville is a paradise for foodies, especially those like me whose tastes have a distinctly Oriental tendency. Street windows tell tantalising tales of crisp roast ducks and sticky, glossy char sui pork, and reveal diners bending over steaming bowls of fragrant, healing phở. At lunchtime, locals patiently queue around street corners for some of the city’s best bánh mì. And then there are European institutions, narrow delicatessens crammed full of everything salted and smoked, pickled and preserved. Here, I have brought together the finest local ingredients to create an ode to Marrickville’s food style: the ‘Urbánh mi’. Wine with Winsor n www.wdwineoftheweek.blogspot.com Capital success Helm 2016 Classic Dry Riesling Ken Helm has been making riesling at Murrumbateman, outside Canberra, for 40 years now and has the success formula down pat. He was particularly happy with this year’s vintage describing it as being equal to the great riesling vintages of the century in the Canberra region. This is certainly an outstanding example of fresh, crisp and dry Australian riesling. Think green apple alongside lemon and lime notes. $38. Method 1. Mix the sugar, salt and water until the sugar is dissolved, then add the rice vinegar. 2. Place the carrots in a deep bowl or jar and pour the pickling mixture (see above) over them. 3. Allow to steep for at least an hour at room temperature. 4. Cut open your bread rolls lengthways, Marrickville on a roll Bargain red Chapel Hill 2015 The Parson Shiraz Chapel Hill is a medium-sized winery in McLaren Vale that produces a wide range of wines that invariably offer good-value drinking. This new release is an entry level red that certainly offers lots of bang for your buck. If you like your reds with a bit of oomph then this will be right up your street with dark fruit notes, a good dollop of oak and more structure than you would expect from a sub-$20 red. Perfect with barbecues or gourmet sausages. $18. Ingredients • ½ Chinese crispy roast duck • 4 white baguette-style bread rolls • 4 tbsp duck liver pâté • 4 tbsp best quality, thick mayonnaise (European style) • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, cut into quarters lengthwise, seeds removed • 4 spring onions, green part only • A bunch of fresh coriander • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced Pickles: • 2 carrots, julienned • 1 cup warm water • 2 tbsp rice vinegar • 2 tbsp sugar • 1 tbsp salt To serve: • Juice of 1 lime • Light soy sauce • Sesame oil 5. Spread a tablespoon of pâté on the top of each roll and a tablespoon of mayonnaise over the bottom. 6. Remove bones from the duck pieces and distribute the meat and skin evenly between the rolls. 7. Squeeze the excess pickling juice from the carrots and lay some onto each roll. 8. Add to rolls a couple of lengths of cucumber, a spring onion, and some sprigs of coriander (no need to pick or chop the leaves), then scatter over the chilli. 9. Squeeze over the lime and add a drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil. 10. Serve immediately, accompanied by serviettes. Party selection Shaw Vineyard 2015 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc I was all set to write about the Shaw Vineyard 2013 Merlot when I tasted this wine and decided I liked it even more – particularly given the bargain-basement price. This is an aromatic and lip-smackingly good white blend with tropical fruit flavours and citrus notes jostling for supremacy on the palate. It is crisp and vibrant with bright acid and is an excellent choice for a party white, or for enjoying with spicy dishes like Portuguese chicken. $16. www.gourmetontheroad.blogspot.com. MARKET UPDATE n Fruit: This is the week to buy Queensland citrus with oranges, mandarins, grapefruit and lemons $2/kg. It’s also a great time to buy strawberries too, ranging from $2-$4 per punnet. All types of apples are available, $2-$7/kg. n Veggies: Fennel is the buy of the week at $1 each. Hearty winter vegetables beetroot and kale are also spectacular at $1.50 – $3 per bunch. Add some leafy greens to your meal with silverbeet at $1.50-$2 a bunch. Thanks to Tony Trim from Trim’s Fresh Fennel is in fashion At HOME WITH FARIBA AHMADY Fariba Ahmady is one of the stallholders transforming Addison Road Community Centre into a vibrant night market every third weekend of the month. She is a Persian engineer who migrated from Iran to Australia, now she is plying Marrickville with Persian tea and sweets. You have lived in Australia for seven years. What observations have you made about Sydney? I love Australia, especially Sydney. I really do feel that it is my home. People are very friendly and I am enjoying working with them. Sydney’s communities of different cultures grow stronger every day, that’s why we always have festivals and events all around the city. Who taught you how to cook? My mum mostly, but when I was studying at university in Iran, I lived in the dormitory and I had a chance to live with others from all different areas of Iran! That’s how I learnt different types of Iranian foods from different national cultures such as seafood, vegetarian food, sweets and so on. How would you describe Iranian cooking? I’ll answer this question by giving you the feedback I receive from people in Australia that taste my food. Most of them believe that it is delicious and doesn’t have too much curry or chilli in it. It tastes enjoyably soothing and, 12 MELISSA Leong Open Marrickville It would seem that there is a food, and/or cultural festival featuring food every other week in Sydney. And you know what? It’s awesome! Even if you’re not a die hard foodie, it’s still the ultimate community magnet, bringing families and communities together, whether you’re looking for something to do to entertain the kids, or simply get out and about in your neighbourhood and getting to know it a little better. There is no doubt that Marrickville’s face has changed markedly over the past decade, with young families and couples from the inner suburbs migrating to the Inner West for (slightly) larger real estate, a great sense of community and, let’s face it, Sydney’s best banh mi. This evolution has brought with it, a wave of new venues, from cafes and coffee roasters, to purveyors of cheese and wine, which sit happily alongside Vietnamese food stores, Greek grocers and chaiscented hippy havens. It’s a rich mix that gives Marrickville its own unique flavour, and we are the better for it. From next weekend the Open Marrickville festival is a perfect opportunity to rug up and get outside, to take in the celebration of all the things that make Marrickville (and really, the Inner West in general), a great place to live. There will be plenty to see, do and most importantly, eat including a mini Festival of the Olive taking place at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St Nicholas on Thursday, June 23rd. Check out the Community Kouzina project, which will be holding multiple events across the 10 day festival, including a walking tour of Marrickville’s multicultural grocers and a foodie celebration at Stanmore Public School. So if you like the idea of participating in a two week Marrickville-wide degustation, make sure you take a look at the Open Marrickville program and get amongst it! n Go to: www. very importantly, the smell of Iranian food is delightful. I laugh and tell my customers, “That’s why most of my people have developed big bellies!” Have you tried any new foods during your time in Sydney ? Australia is a multicultural country and one of the most beautiful things about this country, aside from the nature and the lovely people, is the cultural diversity. Because of the multicultural society we live in, we have a chance to try so many types of cultures and food from different countries without travelling too far at all! I love this aspect of Australia so much. How do you feel about the upcoming elections in Australia? I know that refugees from different countries have had a lot of issues back in their homelands. I am hoping the elected government develops and shows more consideration toward refugees. They have different and useful skill sets, knowledge and experiences which gives them massive potential to help the community if given the chance with government projects and incentives. How do you like to spend your time with friends and family? I like travelling and camping. Fortunately, Australia has an abundance of beautiful nature. I am trying to travel as much as I can to find and enjoy the new scenes of my lovely country. n See www.arcco.org.au for Fariba makes fab food! Ghormeh Sabzi - Persian Stew Ingredients • 425g kidney beans • 1 bunch leek chives • Fenugreek leaves • 1 medium onion diced • Parsley Salt • 2 garlic cloves diced • Ground chilli pepper Persian spice mix (Advieh) • 2 dried limes Method • 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1. Mince the herbs and start boiling 5 cups of water. 2. Fry the onions and garlic in small pot with 2 tbsp vegetable oil until translucent and golden. 3. Add the chopped beef to the pot, fry until brown. 4. Add boiling water to the pot until it covers the mixture. 5. Cover the pot and let simmer for 60-90 minutes. 6. Fry the herbs in pot with 2 tbsp vegetable oil. 7. Add the fried herbs to the beef mixture pot. 8. Add the kidney beans to the pot. 9. Make holes in the soaked limes and add to the pot. 10. Now add ground chilli pepper, salt, Persian spice mix (Advieh) as preferred. 11. Add 1 tbsp tomato paste to the pot and mix. 12. Cover the pot with the lid and cook for 30 minutes. marrickville. nsw.gov.au/ openmarrickville Get yourself some Gozleme more info about the night market.

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LO L BUSIN CA 2016 AW ARDS 2016 INNER WEST LOCAL buSINESS AWARdS Headspace Youth Reference member Emily Headspace Ashfield celebrates its first birthday! The support of the Local Business Awards Sponsors helps bring a special program for local buisness people to life. We thank them for this. MEDIA pARTNERS Cyan Black Stacked Black on Pantone 325PC background Stacked White on Black background Tom Uren Trail commemoration with family, friends and local politicians Stacked Black on White background Cyan Black r VOTE ONLINE www.thebusinessawards.com REWARDING YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES S ES Headspace’s Youth Reference Group, staff and community members MAJOR SpONSOR SNAPS! F O L LOW This fortnight community celebrations have really taken the cake. Ciao’s sustainable fashion safari was a treat! S! @ciaoma gazinesy dney /CiaoMa gazine U SUppORT SpONSORS Sam sings along at Leichhardt Long Lunch Wining and dining at Leichhardt Long Lunch Master logo marques (with and without .com.au) Master logo marques (with tagline) THE BIRKENHEAD POINT OUTLET CENTRE LOGO cl ick ve compare co Tom Uren’s son, Michael Horizontal Black on Pantone 325PC background Horizontal White on Black background Horizontal Black on White background www.thebusinessawards.com Pantone 325PC C56 M0 Y26 K0 R99 G206 B202 Please note: The logo is shown here on both Pantone 325PC and black background boxes for demonstration purposes only. The logo should never be applied to Sustainable Fashion Safari visits Rozelle Learning about the sustainable ethos of Tali Gallery artwork within the rectangular shape. Safari goers share some tips on how to be more sustainable Top finds at Rozelle Vinnies

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n POLITICS MEET THE CANDIDATES WestConnex, the forced council amalgamations, Concord Hospital and health services in general. If you are elected what will you do to stop WestConnex? There has been some Commonwealth funding for WestConnex, so I think it is a federal issue. I have many issues with WestConnex, such as its design, implementation and the fact it lacks a business case. The Greens’ view is that it should stop completely. That in terms of prioritising funding, funding should not be putting more cars on the road, funding should be going towards heavy rail and moving people around in the most efficient way. Reid is an electorate with a large predicted growth in population. How will you work with the state government to ensure residents have access to services? These things are all done by negotiation and there is federal funding for infrastructure. I think the state government does agree there must be investment in infrastructure, unfortunately they are more focused on roads and we are focused on rail. I think there needs to be much more funding into education on every level, especially TAFE as it has just been decimated. Public health has been completely ignored as a state and federal issue. The state government promised, I think, over $300 million for the redevelopment of Concord Hospital and nothing has happened. There is no vision from state or federal governments; residents need access to these services. How do you see offshore processing coming to an end? We think if you ask the Australian population at least seventy per cent of Australians agree that offshore processing centres should be closed. I have seen the figures and it costs something like $1 billion a year to keep these two places open. It’s a cost to our economy where we have a deficit that’s increasing all the time. I think economic reality will eventually overcome what both parties are doing. how bad the traffic on Parramatta Road has become and becomes worse by the day. And we are about halfway through Stage One of what will be a three-stage project to fix that for the people of Reid. We have committed $3.5 billion to help the state government deliver that. Another major project that we delivered this term is the North Strathfield rail underpass. At the Flemington railway yards there is an intersection of north, south, east and west railway lines. Freight trains used to have to cross over three railways lines of track used by commuter trains at the intersection. What we have done is built an underpass so the freight trains can go straight underneath without having to stop and shunt. That allows us to dramatically increase into the future the amount of commuter services that are operated on that north-south line through Rhodes, Concord West and North Strathfield to cater for growing development and density of living in the area. In terms of small projects I have been honoured to support Concord Soccer Club to help build their clubhouse in Concord. There’s been plenty of local sporting clubs, like Strathfield Soccer Club, where I have been able to give grants for equipment, which will allow young boys and girls to play their sport. vote for me because we [Liberals] have an economic plan for a stronger economy. We are transitioning from a resources economy to an economy based on technology and innovation. I am very keen to be an advocate for pushing that agenda forward. How does education relate to Liberal’s technology and innovation policy? We are investing $73.6 billion in the next four years, which is actually an increase of 26 per cent, and school funding will continue to increase every year going forward. We have also committed an extra $1.2 billion to the states between 2018-2020 to help us encourage participation in science, technology, engineering and maths. Part of that is making sure that every student will study science and maths, as science and maths will be related to 75 per cent of the careers of those students. How will you enhance the job security of residents in this electorate? Jobs are obviously a central part of our economic plan. And the science and innovation tax incentives that we have introduced are designed to make it easy for small businesses to start up and get funding. This is so relevant to the Inner West as it’s the home of small business. Those tax cuts are designed to help businesses grow and invest and hire people in the end. Where do you stand on climate change? At the Leaders Debate Malcolm Turnbull was very clear that he is keen to tackle climate change. And it was good to hear him say that. We have a target of reducing our emissions by 26-28 per cent from our 2005 levels by 2030, and we will see our emissions in that period more than halve per person, which is massive, and we are well on track to achieve that. I am also encouraged by the way that technology works to help us solve some of our environmental concerns. Alice Mantel The Greens Candidate for Reid Why would you be an appropriate Member for Reid? I’ve been a resident for five years in Concord West, but I have been an Inner West resident for most of my adult life. So I really understand the issues that residents face in their daily lives. Having a background as a lawyer, I also have an understanding of the broader social and legal issues, and being a lawyer, I generally believe I can articulate and advocate on issues that are important. What are the most pertinent issues for Reid residents? Quite honestly there are a lot of them. There are some that probably are State issues, but I think they do have an impact on how we perceive the Federal Coalition government. Most important of these are David van Gogh What is your connection to the Grayndler community? I live in Annandale and I also went to school in Summer Hill. I love the Inner West. It has a unique culture and community, plus restaurants and cafes and down to earth people, which I love. Why do you think you would make a good Member for Grayndler? On a personal level I have a very strong belief in hard work. I have had a wide range of jobs and I know what it’s like to balance rent with a pay cheque. I also believe in the principles of integrity, honesty, fairness and community service and I think that’s what people want in their politicians. On a policy level, I think people should Liberal Candidate for Grayndler government introduced the largest ever increase of to the aged pension in Australia’s history and we changed the rate of indexation. This meant the pension would always grow in value more quickly that it used to. The Liberals when they came to government tried to go back to the older growth rate, which we managed to stop. Also, when we were in government we had a multicultural community grant program, which we have said we will restore so local multicultural community organisations can buy new equipment and upgrade their premises. What are the big issues in this campaign? Healthcare and education are the ones that people talk most to me about, as well as the quality of jobs people will be doing in the future. With healthcare the government has cut $1.5 billion over the next 10 years from the hospitals in the local Sydney health district. People are also worried about the sort of education their children and grandchildren will receive all the way from early childhood education to university. We’ve lost from my electorate 2,775 apprentices in the last two-and-a-half years from government cuts to TAFE and vocational education. We need to invest in vocational education for those young people and our national economy. What will you do about jobs? I think the most important question to ask of any party that wants to be in government is how do we make sure we have got good quality work for everyone who can work. You have to have a strong economy but make sure ordinary people are benefitting from that economy; we need to encourage job creation and jobs with decent paid conditions. This includes penalty rates for people working antisocial hours. It also means we are thinking about the kind of industry Australia will develop in the future. Yes, we need to think about high tech industry and agricultural exports, but we have to understand that the highest areas of growth in the future will be in healthcare, aged care, childcare and disability services. We have to make sure these jobs are decently paid and attractive. www.ciaomagazine.com.au 15 Craig Laundy Liberal Candidate for Reid How can you represent the diversity of residents in Reid? By understanding what makes it tick. Four generations of my family have called Strathfield home, I come from here and I always have. I have coached my kids here and we go to church here. I am a proud, longstanding part of this community. Being out and available to all in the area and listening to their concerns, I think is the best way to understand people’s needs. Tanya Plibersek Labor Candidate for Sydney What have you achieved as our local member? Through my advocacy we have the Chris O’Brien Cancer centre at RPA hospital. That started when Nicola Roxon was Minister for Health and we completed it when I was Health Minister. We put $95 million into the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, which is a fantastic research facility focusing on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. When I was the Housing Minister I built around 21,600 new public housing dwellings. In the local area these included the homeless services Common Ground in Camperdown and Annie Green Court in Redfern. If you are talking about quality life, Labor in What will you be doing in terms of job creation? The centerpiece of our policy is a reduction over the next 10 years in the company tax rate starting with small and medium-sized business and moving over time to all businesses. When businesses become more profitable they will What have you achieved in your term as the reinvest in themselves and create more jobs. Member for Reid? I come from a family business background and There’s been a couple of major infrastructure projects both commenced and delivered that will I understand what it means to reinvest in your business and employ more people, because I make a big difference to the lives of people in Reid. The first of those is WestConnex. Obviously have done it. everyone living in the Inner West understands

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