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State government development may threaten Leichhardt’s future

Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne has raised concerns about the future of Leichhardt following a NSW Government announcement that it will build up to 1000 new units in the small inner west suburb. Following this announcement, Mayor Byrne has questioned the level to which the NSW State Government is willing to let local councils control the […]

“One vote, one value”

Should the business vote be reformed in the City of Sydney? A debate and public discussion with: Alex Greenwich MP, Independent Member for Sydney Gareth Ward, MP, Deputy Government Whip Jamie Parker, MP, Greens, Member for Balmain Angela Vithoulkas, Independent Councillor City of Sydney Edward Mandla, Liberal Councillor City of Sydney Linda Scott, Labor Councillor […]

Planning Minister announces new committee to govern Sydney harbour

Planning Minister Pru Goward has ended rumours surrounding the abolishment of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority with the announcement of an alternative plan this week. Speculation surrounding the future of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority arose last month when the Daily Telegraph printed that the NSW Cabinet would consider a proposal to abolish it entirely […]

Should the business vote be reformed in the City of Sydney?

Community Forum A debate and public discussion with: Alex Greenwich, Independent Member for Sydney Angela Vithoulkas, Independent Councillor City of Sydney Edward Mandla, Liberal Councillor City of Sydney Linda Scott, Labor Councillor City of Sydney Robert Borsak, MLC, Shooters and Fishers Party has been invited On Wednesday, September 10, City Hub will host an open […]

Not the right “way forward” for City of Sydney business vote

City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas on the Shooters and Fishers Party's proposed reforms to business voting in the City of Sydney The Shooters and Fishers’ business voting bill that is currently before Parliament is not the right fit for Sydney. While I agree that the introduction of legislation that will help business owners through […]

News in brief

Pyrmont community remembers Andy Andy, a long-time member of the Pyrmont community, passed away last week. Andy was a young homeless man who has been sleeping under the awning of Raine and Horne at Jackson’s Landing for fifteen years. Andy was seen as an integral part of the Pyrmont community, with many residents buying him […]

Glebe community rallies as Sydney’s oldest women’s refuge closes

On Friday August 29, Elsie Refuge for Women and Children in Glebe was taken over by St Vincent de Paul Society. Established in 1974 by Dr Anne Summers, Elsie was the first women’s refuge to open in Australia. Over the 40 years since it opened, Elsie has remained independently-run and has specialised in providing care […]

Danks Street Market

This Saturday, August 30 Organic Food Markets will launch the new Danks Street Market in Waterloo. “This is a fantastic location in Waterloo and we intend to create a boutique market with a strong emphasis on food. Customers will find everything to fulfil their weekly shopping needs, including an exciting choice of fashion, home wares, plants, flowers and […]

If only Adolph Hitler had kept painting and Andrew Cornwell had stuck to dogs

Poor Rex Newell … here he was making an honest living painting nostalgic Australiana – the sort of thing depicting old homesteads you see for sale in country town cafes for a few hundred dollars, or on those wall calenders they give away at the local tyre shop – and then he makes the perfectly […]

Students protest former Israeli navy officer

By Tang Li A group of students from the Sydney University Muslim Students’ Association (SUMSA) organised an impromptu protest against a former Israeli Navy Officer at the University of Sydney last Thursday. The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) hosted a talk by Dr Yoaz Hendel, head of the Institute for Zionist Strategies and former […]