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Rail commuters beyond Bankstown abandoned by Metro

Opinion by ROYDON NG Converting Sydenham to Bankstown into Metro Southwest has been promoted as an “upgrade of the Bankstown Line” by the NSW Government. This, however, fails to recognise the number of stations being converted into Metro Southwest is actually less than half of all current stations on the T3 Bankstown Line and that […]

A light rail ramble

Opinion by JACKSON SIMON There has been withering criticism of Sydney’s new light rail line from Randwick to Circular Quay. Many claim that it’s too slow and unreliable, so Jackson Simon travelled on the service to find out more. Trams -v- busses The journey from Randwick to Circular Quay typically takes around 38 minutes by […]

Wansolwara: One Salt Water

In the pidgin dialect of the Solomon Islands, Wansolwara describes the concept of ‘one ocean, one people’, as an idea of a shared connection between the different communities of the Great Ocean. At UNSW Galleries, Fiji-born and Sydney based artist Shivanjani Lal’s works explores her history and identity as an Australian and Fijian. Her work […]

Year Of The Rat

By Madison Behringer This year, Jan 25 marks the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Chinese Spring Festival. 2020 is the Year Of The Rat and celebrations are set to be in full swing in Sydney across the weekend. The Chinese New Year marks new beginnings and fresh starts […]

Mat Ward – Filter Bubble

Mat Ward has just released Filter Bubble, a future drum and bass album. The artist mashes jungle with future bass to create an entirely unique genre that’s all his own.  The album is politically provocative by being critical of the corporate media, leaving listeners with disturbing truths to grapple with. Filter Bubble’s electric instrumentals lends the […]

Hellfire Club Burns Out

Sydney’s Hellfire Club, one of the longest running fetish party nights since 1993, has closed its doors after 26 years and 10 months, with the venue blaming the closure on the city’s lockout laws. Hellfire Club opened for more than 20 years ago, as a refuge for those who originally didn’t fit in with mainstream society […]

Underwater

‘What did the rat say when it walked into a wall? Damn!’ Such is the banal dialogue in the new sci-fi blockbuster wannabe, Underwater. The film is actually an ‘homage’ to Alien but without the tension, the drama or the three dimensional characters in conflict not only with, the creature, but with each other as well. […]

TAP Gallery Bushfire Auction

Artists feeling the need to help and support the bushfire recovery have donated their artworks for a grand art auction to be held at TAP Art Gallery this Saturday. Some of the artists have been affected personally or have friends who have been affected during these weeks and weeks of devastating damage to properties, animals […]

City Council to live-stream meetings

By MAX TILLMAN The City of Sydney Council will begin live-streaming meetings from 10 Feb, ending an enduring debate that has seen independent and liberal councillors advocate for the technology within the chamber. “The Committee meetings will be streamed on 10 February, followed by Council meetings the week after,” a spokesperson for The City of […]

Greens MP pleads not guilty for disobeying police

By ASHNA BHARKHADA NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge pleaded Not Guilty at Manly Local Court on Thurs 16 Jan for failing to obey police orders at a climate change protest outside Kirribbili House last December. Shoebridge, along with ten other activists, was arrested on 19 Dec at a peaceful demonstration involving school-aged children who opposed […]