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Redfern station unfairly targeted according to residents

Police are using sniffer dogs to search Redfern commuters at a rate 6.5 times higher than other similar stations, but these searches are less likely to find drugs, according to figures recently obtained by the Greens. In a community historically marred by tensions between the residents and police, this statistics are being seen by many […]

Alleged conflict of interest over trigeneration vote

Liberal Councillor Christine Forster has been forced to defend herself against allegations she failed to declare a conflict of interest during her vote against the City of Sydney’s trigeneration plans last November. City Hub understands former Councillor Chris Harris lodged a complaint with City of Sydney CEO Monica Varone following the vote, claiming Ms Forster’s […]

Sydney journalist freed in Egypt

A former City Hub contributor and Sydney resident was arrested on charges of inciting protest and vandalism in Egypt on Saturday.

Controversial hip hop at Big Day Out

Controversial American hip-hop outfit Odd Future will take the stage at this year’s Big Day Out, despite canceled appearances in other major cities. Last year, Auckland City Council called off the band’s performance in Auckland after receiving complaints from LGBTI lobby groups. They claimed the band’s lyrics were hateful and homophobic. One New Zealand resident, […]

Wrongly imprisoned kids sue NSW

Hundreds of young people falsely imprisoned by NSW police due to out-of-date bail information are expected to join a class action announced last week against the State of NSW. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and law firm Maurice Blackburn announced at a press conference last Wednesday that they have commenced proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court. "We […]


Global treats on Sydney’s silver screens

Clare Stewart, Director of the Sydney Film Festival, has spent the year on the global film festival circuit. With the festival just days away City Hub sat down with Clare to talk about her experience putting together this years festival line up, and ask if she had any tips for this years attendees   Tell […]

HOW TO: Talk with your local MP about same-sex marriage

Do you want marriage equality? The most effective way to be heard on the issue is also the simplest; by talking to your our local MPs. To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the City Hub is publishing this guide to do just that. It's time to SAY SOMETHING! STEP 1: FIND YOUR […]

Pirating music for fun and profit!

Jack Coleman is a serial rockstar. He's toured the world in The Follow, opened for the Pixies in The Art, and torn up Sydney's local music scene in the techno-grunge outfit Snout Cassette. The Follow and The Art both enjoyed commercial success, signing with major record labels, but that's unlikely for Snout Cassette with their […]

IN DA HOOD: meet the new kids on ‘The Block’

Kieran Adair pays a visit to The Block and meets the next generation of the area's residents; yuppies, hipsters, and students.