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Heritage trains derailed by Eveleigh makeover

BY JESSICA HILL Sydney’s transport heritage is at risk as Transport for NSW threatens the survival of vintage train tour operator 3801 Ltd. The not for profit organisation was locked out of their operational base in the Large Erecting Shop (LES) at Eveleigh Railway Yards on February 1. This comes after the 2016 announcement by […]

Inner West Council confronts housing crisis

BY STEPHANIE TILLER Sydney’s Inner West Council is leading the pack when it comes to providing affordable housing after the introduction of below market housing in Lewisham. The current project includes four council owned properties at 78 Old Canterbury Road, available for rent to applicants who meet strict household income limits. The successful applicants must […]

Netanyahu’s visit Down Under revisited

By VIVIENNE PORZSOLT The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, rolled into town a couple of weeks ago. He was flanked by heavy security, wall-to-wall reporting in the media and secrecy surrounding his schedule. “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had his audience ...spellbound in Sydney's Central Synagogue,” cooed the right-wing online Jewish news service J-Wire. But […]

Showing residents the money trail

BY STEPHANIE TILLER City of Sydney Labor councillor, Linda Scott is calling for real-time reporting of councillor expenses to ensure public confidence in how ratepayer money is spent. The motion put forward by Ms Scott, at a City of Sydney Council meeting on Monday 27th February, was carried with an amendment at the request of […]