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Lord Mayor rejects Playhouse political football claims

The redevelopment of Darlinghurst’s Eternity Playhouse and the timing of an open day at the site has sparked claims the project is being used by Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP as a political football. Critics say the redevelopment of the theatre (formerly the City Tabernacle Church) has been subject to protracted delays and the timing of […]

Calls for more GP training support

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called on the Federal Government to boost support for general practitioners (GPs) who provide teaching and training to medical students. As Australia’s peak independent medical body, representing over 27,000 doctors, the organisation said there was a need for the Federal Government to increase support for GPs who helped train the […]

Investment report worries community groups

A report which names four inner city neighbourhoods as Australian property hotspots has been greeted with concern by local community groups who fear an  erosion of demographic diversity and housing affordability. The annual Australia’s 'Top 100 Investment Suburbs' report, published by Your Investment Property magazine, singles out Alexandria (number seven on the list), Newtown (17), […]

Housing shortfall sparks high-rise debate

Disagreement over the future of high-rise apartments in inner Sydney City has been fuelled by claims Sydney is suffering from a severe housing shortfall. The Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW (UDIA NSW) has revealed the Sydney metropolitan area suffered a housing shortfall of almost 33,000 homes between 2009 and 2011, and that the City […]