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About Lanie Tindale

I am a Sydney-based journalist. lanie@altmedia.net.au.

Old drag gets new frock

By Fernanda Tiburcio Oxford Street, for the last years, has lost a lot of the gleam and splendour it once possessed. In the intervening period of time, Oxford Street is still one of the most visited locations in Sydney. The only thing it needs is some love and time. It is essential to improve and […]

WestCONnex pollutes primary school

By Wendy Bacon An air quality consultant company reported to the NSW Planning Department that WestConnex M4/M5 construction would have no ‘significant effect’ on air quality at the same time as its own monitoring reports found that unusually high levels of fine particulate matter (PM) at St Peters school were likely to be caused by […]

Cox crows over Bondi

 By Paul Paech Cosmic star-watcher Brian Cox tends to paint a Very Big Picture, so when he said recently on an ABC interview that we know two things for certain about “meaning”, it carries more weight, than, say, Scott Morrison saying, well, anything. “The first thing we know,” cosmologist Cox said, “is that meaning is […]

Tick Tock Light Rail

By John Moyle On Thursday 14 June legal proceedings against Transport for NSW commenced in the Supreme Court. Family owned Watches of Switzerland, located in George Street on the ground floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, are claiming that in the past 12 months their business profits have halved to $1.3 million and as Light Rail […]

Powerhouse: more rorts to come

By Rickie Hardiman The NSW government bent to pressure by agreeing to hand over documents relating to their controversial policy of moving the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta. New modelling has been revealed after the NSW upper house ordered documents to be presented, and cabinet finally released papers even though many figures are redacted. Greens MLC […]

Vale Irene Doutney 1948 – 2018

By Hall Greenland When news came through last week that Irene Doutney, the former deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney Council, had died just 11 days short of her 70th birthday, the phrase that immediately sprung to mind was ‘Last of the Mohicans’.   Irene was born and bred in the heart of a […]

Waterloo Metro plans undone

By Lanie Tindale Community groups are condemning UrbanGrowth NSW’s community consultation process on the Waterloo Metro Quarter development.   Geoffrey Turnbull from REDWatch said that UrbanGrowth has broken its “agreement with public housing tenants” to provide a 6-8 week period to understand and discuss the Metro Quarter proposal.   Mr Turnbull said it was a […]

Ruff Justice

By Kieran Adair A few weeks ago, the New South Wales police announced a major change to the functioning of the state’s justice system: at Above and Beyond, a recent concert in Sydney, their sniffer dogs would no longer be used as indicators of potential drug possession, but evidence of drug possession itself. “NSW Police... […]

Nightmare on William Street

By Erika Echternach While Anglicare’s latest rental affordability snapshot reported that less than one per cent of Sydney’s housing options were affordable for low-income residents, tenants on Leichhardt’s William St received an eviction notice this month. Although some of the renters have lived in the bedsit units for over 30 years, they must now say […]

Better health for Callan Park

by John Moyle After many years of committed community action to save it from the clutches of successive NSW governments and their developer friends Callan Park finally appears to be heading into calmer waters. On Thursday 21 June at Balmain Town Hall local politician Jamie Parker will be hosting a public meeting to unveil the […]