The paint-chipped walls of Hope Hall are adorned with the regular church notices and posters calling for social justice alongside saris and tapestries to add to the atmosphere. Minister Paul Turley is ‘head barista’, but has trained up a couple more people so that he can take a break to chat with the customers. Members of the congregation and volunteers join in welcome the walk-ins. The café is based on a pay-what-you-can-afford system, to ensure everyone can enjoy a coffee, a piece of cake, some soup and a bread roll. Marisha, a regular volunteer and driving force of the cafe with a strong knowledge of Iranian culture, provides delicious cultural treats like Persian bread and pomegranate fruit so everyone feels at home. One-on-one English lessons are held around the room by our healthy cohort of volunteer teachers and a mixture of voices can be heard under the chuckle and swoosh of the coffee machine.

At 3:07 pm on Friday 14th May 1999, Senator Brian Harradine rose to address the Senate. As with this week ten years later, it was just after a federal Budget had been delivered – Peter Costello’s third.  Unlike this week, discussion over the content of the Budget had been quickly subsumed by speculation over whether…

It’s nearly two years since the last election, when the Democrats lost all their seats, and over sixteen months since I finally left the Senate,  as did the Democrats as a party.  After a lot of thought,  I’ve decided to get back into party politics and contest a seat at next year’s federal election. It…

David Nicholas Winderlich (born 18 January 1964), is an Australian teacher, public servant and politician who in February 2009 was the Australian Democrats nominee to fill a South Australian Legislative Council casual vacancy in a joint sitting of the Parliament of South Australia following the January 2009 parliamentary resignation of the incumbent Democrats member Sandra Kanck. Becoming an independent after nine months, he was the last Democrat to have sat in any Australian parliament. He was not re-elected at the 2010 election.

Number 1: Tradition. ‘Cafe Spire’ ran out of Hope Hall for a number of years and over time, the vigorous flame of our volunteers dwindled. People became less capable of facilitating it, mainly due to age and the demanding nature of running a commercial kitchen. Our new cafe is a testament to the old cafe and what our volunteers achieved with ‘Cafe Spire’ for approximately 8 years, applying much energy, determination and commitment.

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