Vox Pops from the Cross

Posted in Extras on May 22, 2009 by samanthaauciello

I have asked 5 people who visit the Cross regularly 2 questions:

Vox Pops

1.Are you exposed to many drugs and prostitution when you are in the cross any more?

2. Would you say that the danger with the cross is now in binge drinking.

Emily Darragh

1. No, well I am very aware that there are heaps of drugs cause it’s Kings Cross

2. I think it’s that and drugs as well.

Arianna Kokkinakis

1. I only notice the prostitutes if I am sober, and even then it is hard to distinguish between prostitute and the general public because these days people have no taste at all and seem to borrow outfits from the ganger’ down the street.

2. In regards to drugs I haven’t been approached recently by anyone selling drugs.

Hayley Levick

1. Drugs but no prostitutes

2. Both that and drugs.

Mark Pearson

1. Yes on average every 10 minutes.

2. No – it is more about drug intolerance with the youth.

Amelia Roberts

1. Yes exposed to Drugs

2. There is a large amount of Binge Drinking

Links

Posted in Extras on May 21, 2009 by samanthaauciello

Links

Sydney council – they have an extensive section dedicated to their policies on journalism. The Sydney Council is also where Kings Cross is so all council policies regarding each part of my assignment are under Sydney City Council.

http://cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/

Sydney morning herald article – this Sydney morning herald article elaborates extensively on Kings Cross’s problems presently, which is what i highlighted int he video that i have made.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/cross-off-the-drugs-into-binge-drinking-20090508-axzx.html?page=3

Sydney Injection Site – this is the website official website for the safe injection room in kings cross is clearly states their aim and the groups that have supported the injection site. Along with this is says the names of the workers which assisted me in getting my interview.

http://www.sydneymsic.com

Drug Salvage – This site gives the basics about Heroin abuse that came useful when I was researching the Injection Centre and also helped me understand Heroin addiction even more. It gives the historical background to heroin and the symptoms of withdrawal.

http://www.drugsalvage.com.au/downloads/heroin.pdf

Kings Cross – This site gave me a basic description of Kings Cross, its attractions and the reputation the Suburb has for being a red light district and the capitol of Sydney’s night life.

http://www.sydney.com.au/kingsx.htm

Aussie Legal – This website describes legalized prostitution not in Australia but specifically to New South Wales it specializes in Legal Prostitution in New South Wales in regards to brothel operation. It gives examples of Supreme court orders and police powers regarding the issue.

http://www.aussielegal.com.au/informationoutline~nocache~1~SubTopicDetailsID~959.htm

NSW prostitution – This website is a paper that focuses on the impact of the deregulation of prostitution and the effects that this is had on women now that the crime in legal. The article that has been written by a law professor at New South Wales University offers a good insight into prosituties and how their lives have changed since the new law.

http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/proceedings/16/Egger.pdf

Powerbomb – This website is a gallery of the best and most acknowledged of graffiti works in the city of Sydney plus other areas of Sydney. The site helps assist in gaining an understanding that many works of graffiti are indeed very creative and to show that many of these works should indeed be classified as works of art.

http://www.powderbomb.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&cat=7

The Current Cross

Posted in Kings Cross on May 20, 2009 by samanthaauciello

The new Kings Cross has its new problems fuelled with alcohol and binge drinking.

Just a while ago a man was beaten to death on this popular Kings Cross street here

Just a while ago a man was beaten to death on this popular Kings Cross street here.

The Cross might not have the hard reputation for drugs and its red light district that is use too, but many residents and police believe that alcohol is just as bad if not worse.

Here is a video i have made of the current Kings Cross with photo graphs i have taken and my voice over.