Last month’s figure revealed unemployment in the Illawarra has hit nearly 10 per cent in the region. Melissa Jaros spoke to CEO of Edmen Employment Agency Eddie De Gabriele about what you need to do to find a job. Listen in to the program this Tuesday night to hear the interview.
Two years ago, Phwoar! Youth Matters, a magazine written by and for homeless youth was established as part of a University of Western Sydney academic research project. The university then partnered up with the Southern Youth and Family Services (SYFS) to find youth who were enthusiastic about producing a magazine.
Funds for this project are now due to cease but the Phwoar team has hopes of finding a new source of sponsorship to continue the magazine.
Sandra Pires of Why documentaries has been a key player in this project, and last week she spoke to Crossfire about the project and its achievements.
Emma is 18 and a client of the SYFS. She has been a contributor and editor to this magazine and is confident about her future writing career and wants to be a journalist.
Emma spoke to Crossfire about what the magazine has meant for her.
Trent is another member of the Phwoar team. He has a passion for film and an interest in design and he spends his time laying out the magazine, the images and tweeking the overall design. Trent spoke to Crossfire about his interests and what he gets out of working on this magazine.
Keep listening to Crossfire for followup interviews about Illawarra homelessness and Phwoar! Youth Matters magazine.
For more information about the magazine or sponsorship for the magazine contact Why Documentaries at:
ArtExpress is held each year to showcase outstanding artworks from visual art students in the Higher School Certificate. The theme of the Wollongong City Gallery’s show is 4D artworks which are time based. Melissa Jaros spoke to local artist and fomer Bulli High student Rochelle Merrick about her artwork and her reaction to being chosen for the ArtExpress exhibition.
Curator Louise Brand explains what the 4D exhibition is about and how important it is for people to view young people’s artworks.
The ArtExpress exhibition will be on display until August 2.
Al-Anon is a support group and program for friends and family of problem drinkers.
For more than 55 years and across more than a hundred countries, people have been meeting, listening and sharing their experiences dealing with an alcoholic in their lives.
The process usually begins with a person acknowledging that their own life is being affected by a friend or family members drinking problem, the Al-Anon twenty questions can help determine how prominent this problem is.
The next step is often to attend an Al-Anon family group meeting. In an interview with a member of this support group Crossfire found out what a new-comer could expect when stepping into a group support meeting for the first time.
Schools in the Illawarra region have received more than $7 million dollars in funding as part of the second round of the National School Pride Program. Melissa Jaros spoke to Minister for the Illawarra David Campbell and Woonona High School Principal Martin Arrowsmith about the funding for schools in the region.