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Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story

The Sydney Theatre Company are excited to present a new show which crosses the gender binary between male and female, Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story.  Based on real life interviews conducted over a number of months with Catherine McGregor, the play was created as part of the Rough Drafts program in 2016. Actor […]

Des Bishop – Egorithm

Des Bishop is coming back to Oz with his brand new comedy show Egorithm, where his cut-throat delivery and exploration of issues and experiences combine into one hysterical night. Well-known for his candid and critical wit, audiences are in for a treat as he explores male defensiveness around feminism, his time in China, men and […]

Powerhouse plans unplugged

BY JOHN MOYLE Last week saw the usually soporific scenes in the the NSW Legislative Council take a turn towards high drama when a government member crossed the floor to help deliver the Greens and Labor a win in the Powerhouse Museum relocation saga. When NSW Liberal Legislative Council member Matthew Mason-Cox took his upper […]

Sydney residents take action

BY ADDIE MORTON An alliance of over 150 local community groups has formed to fight overdevelopment in the city of Sydney. The group, Save Sydney Coalition, officially launched on Thursday April 12 in the Domain just behind Parliament House. The peak body, one voice representing the interests of hundreds of community groups and campaigners, has […]

Koala wake up call

BY ADDIE MORTON An Australian icon is in danger and the only political party to recognise this are the New South Wales Greens. Wild koalas are disappearing at an alarming rate due to the impacts of logging, land clearing, and urban development. As a result the area has seen koala numbers decline by an estimated […]

Charities Caught in Crossfire

BY STATON WHALEY A Turnbull government bill banning foreign political donations in an attempt to keep politics less influenced from out of country interests has caught smaller political parties as well as not-for-profit charities in its crosshairs. The Foreign Influence Transparency Bill is the most notable of three bills which have caused recent controversy. The […]

Meters days are numbered

BY GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA It is no secret that parking meters are the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to politics, but that isn’t always true for the community. Both Darling Street in Balmain and Norton Street in Leichhardt have seen business downturn because of parking meters, while Waverley Council is set to make […]

Users locked out of housing

BY MICK DALEY   Community groups and Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong have reacted angrily to a NSW Government Local Allocation Strategy which could exclude hundreds of people from accessing public housing in the inner city. Letters sent from the Department of Family and Community Services to people on waiting lists for housing in […]

Parking takes wind out of yachties’ sails

BY GABRIELA SZYMANOWSKA Reconstruction of a yacht club has led to debate about the safety of Wolseley Road in Point Piper that was not an issue before October 2017. In October 2017, the Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club (RPEYC) lodged plans to renovate its 100-year old clubhouse which had not been upgraded since 1922. During […]

Bondi heritage stamped out

COMMENT BY PAUL PAECH Bondi Beach is again the focus of a battle against encroachment on another valuable local and public asset. When word leaked out last year that a businessman had, by hardly lifting a finger, made a cool $15million profit by flipping an option to purchase Bondi’s cute little Hall Street Post Office, […]