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David Shoebridge MLC delivers Joseph McCabe lecture on The Ellis Defence

By Chris Sutton David Shoebridge MLC will deliver this year’s Joseph McCabe lecture on the 24th of October, titled The Ellis Defence and its Aftermath. Mr Shoebridge will discuss the bill he drafted to the NSW government that will allow victims of the church to sue for compensation. The name of the lecture refers to […]

Rabbitohs’ Sam Burgess sparks NRL investigation

By Jessica Rapana Soon after emerging as grand final man of the match, Rabbitohs’ player Sam Burgess has found himself at the centre of an NRL inquiry. During an interview with radio 2KY after the grand final, Mr Burgess said he didn’t “remember too much of it”, suggesting possible concussion and forcing the NRL to […]

Sydney University academic suspended over offensive emails

Sydney University Professor Barry Spurr was caught exchanging offensive emails with university colleagues last week. Sent from his university email account over a two-year period, the emails included a series of offensive remarks. In one instance, Mr Spurr referred to Sydney University Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson as an “appalling minx”. The emails, uncovered by New Matilda, […]

Illegal overcrowding continues as housing crisis worsens

An undercover investigation by City Hub has revealed that a large ring of illegal boarding houses in Chippendale remains operational despite it being exposed in July of this year. The illegal operation featured on the front page of The Daily Telegraph, on ABC's 7.30 Report and in the pages of City Hub, but it appears […]

La Boheme Restaurant and Bar

La Boheme is a traditional mid-European restaurant boasting many years of experience providing an authentic experience to diners. Founded in 2007 by two couples from the Czech Republic, the restaurant has recently moved from Balmain to the Stonemason's Cottage in Glebe. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well as cocktails, beer and wine. La […]

Leichhardt Council pushes for stronger voice on Bays Precinct

Leichhardt Mayor Rochelle Porteous has promised to push for the full representation of the council and community at the Bays Precinct International Summit which is to be held in Sydney on the 19th and 20th of November. The Bays Precinct development will be the largest public work undertaken in Sydney since the 2000 Olympic Games. […]

Word Travels

This weekend, Sydney plays host to spoken words. Words of all varieties, spoken by all manner of wordsmiths: poets, performers, MCs and anybody with a story to tell. When drawn together, these words become the second annual Word Travels Story Fest. So what is spoken word? Poet, author, rapper and former Australian Poetry Slam champion Omar Musa said, […]

White supremacist group resurfaces in inner Sydney

A white supremacist group has begun a new racist campaign around Sydney’s inner city suburbs this week. The group, called Squadron 88, made themselves known to inner city residents in late August when they began distributing anti-Semitic flyers around the eastern suburbs. A series of media reports on the campaign seemed to lead the group […]

News in brief

Bondi Park Fitness Centre re-opens The "outdoor gym" on Bondi Beach has re-opened following extensive refurbishments. The gym, formally known as the Bondi Park Fitness Centre, recently underwent a $220,000 overhaul including the addition of new and updated exercise equipment. Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton said she is pleased the gym has re-opened for use by […]

Central to Eveleigh corridor controversy resurfaces

Community group Redwatch has expressed concern about the future of heritage-listed buildings in the Redfern-Waterloo area. The group fears many heritage sites will be removed under the NSW Government’s Central to Eveleigh corridor development. Last week, an updated computer-generated simulation of the proposed Central to Eveleigh development was released. The simulation, also known as a […]