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Waverley Cemetery community welcomes heritage listing

BY LUCAS BAIRD The Waverley community has welcomed a move from the Heritage Council of NSW that will see the historical Waverly cemetery classified as culturally significant to NSW. The cemetery, located on the cliffs of Bronte, was opened in 1877. It is the burial place of the famous poet Henry Lawson, Olympic swimmer Sarah […]

LET SCA STAY down but not out.

BY LUCAS BAIRD LET SCA STAY has declared that a police intervention into their record breaking occupation of the University of Sydney’s Rozelle campus will not end their protests regarding the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA). The group has claimed they have further action planned to protest funding and staff cuts, in addition to […]

When Australia said ‘no’ to conscription

BY MICHAELA MORGAN Peace activists gathered at Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville last week to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the defeat of the WWI conscription referendum. Two referenda took place under the Prime Ministership of Billy Hughes, the first one in October 1916 and then again in December 1917—both were unsuccessful. Speaking at the […]

Coogee Sports Club AGM leaves member questions unanswered

BY KRISTEN TSAIMIS The Annual General Meeting of Coogee Sports Club was held Sunday 23rd October, and left the members with the belief that their Club will likely become insolvent in the near future. Two weeks ago, City Hub received an anonymous tip from a concerned local who said the future of the club was […]

Webcasting downvoted in Council meeting

BY KRISTEN TSIAMIS At the City of Sydney Council meeting on Monday October 24, a notion to webcast Council meetings was brought forward by Liberal councillor Christine Forster. Cr Forster’s motion was rejected by a vote of six to four. Cr Forster brought forward her motion declaring “this has been the subject of discussion several […]

Marriage Equality Bill Passed

BY KRISTEN TSIAMIS Monday’s City of Sydney Council meeting saw a Notice of Motion supporting Marriage Equality proposed by Labor Councillor Linda Scott. It was met with heated debate and varying views. Cr Scott’s initial motion was not passed. An amended motion was put forward by Deputy Lord Mayor Kerryn Phelps, and this motion was […]

Impromptu Powerhouse Hearing

BY KRISTEN TSIAMIS The Upper House inquiry into the Powerhouse Museum took an interesting and unscheduled turn on Wednesday October 19. The Committee scheduled an additional hearing day to clarify testimony from the President on the MAAS Board of Trustees Professor Barney Glover and the recently appointed director of the Powerhouse Museum, Dolla Merrillees Patricia […]

EX LIBRIS: why books and libraries matter

BY Andrew Woodhouse Book is not just a four-letter word. Books do matter. When the City of Sydney Council’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, opened the new multi-million dollar library in the heritage-listed former Woolworth’s building in Kings Cross in 2004 hopes were raised. After all, our previous library with its leafy, rainforest outlook in Fitzroy […]

WestConnex protestors to face court

BY Jordan Fermanis Three No WestConnex protestors were arrested last Friday October 21 including City Hub  journalist and WestConnex opponent Wendy Bacon. Ms Bacon, along with another woman and a man were arrested on Holmwood St in Newtown where WestConnex contractors AECOM were planning to conduct test drilling underground for the nine kilometre stage 3 […]

Protestors rally to re-instate greyhound racing ban.

By Michaela Morgan Over a thousand people gathered at Martin Place on Sunday to protest Premier Mike Baird’s greyhound racing ban reversal. Opponents of the Baird government waved signs that read ‘No more chances’ and ‘Gentle dogs sacrificed for greed’. The rally was organised by Greens MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi who said the evidence of animal […]