The Sydney Alliance is a diverse coalition of community organisations, religious organisations, unions and schools that uses the tools of community organising to make the city a better place to live.

The Sydney Alliance Northern Sydney Assembly was held in Chatswood, Sydney on the 30th October, 2014. They met to tackle 4 main issues: Affordable Housing, Refugee Concession Cards, Palliative Care and last but not least, Lymphoedema Public Services. There was a good turn out of more than 200 people, and The Lymphoedema Support Group NSW Upper North Shore Branch stood out in their green ‘Lymphomaniacs’ T-shirts! The Lymphoedema Support Group NSW worked closely with members of the Cancer Action Network Northern Suburbs and the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association.

Sydney Alliance Chatswood Assembly PhotoLeft to right: Lynne Saville (NSW Nurses and Midwives Association), Dr Yvonne McMaster (Push for Palliative), Elisabeth Hing (Cancer Action Network Northern Suburbs), Elaine Kelly and Catherine Brennan (NSW Nurses and Midwives Association), Carol Walker and Dr Debbie Geyer (Lymphoedema Support Group NSW Upper North Shore Branch).

 You can read the speeches from the day here, on the Nurse Uncut Blog.