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Locals wage war on bus privatisation  

BY ALEX EUGENE Local politicians and community members have ramped up their fight against the privatisation of Sydney buses this week, with a string of meetings and rallies held to resist the state government's latest public asset sell-off. The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance announced in May that the region 6 bus network […]

Sydney College of the Arts shrinks

BY DYLAN CRISMALE The University of Sydney last week informed staff that as of July, the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) will be absorbed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Department (FASS). The school will be relocated from its current spacious Rozelle campus to the Old Teachers College on the main Camperdown […]

WestConnex has owner arrested at home

BY PAUL CLARK Mr Van Ngo, 68, pleaded guilty in Newtown Local Court on Tuesday 16 May to charges arising from him ‘breaking into’ his own home which had been compulsorily acquired for WestConnex. Magistrate Margaret Quinn dismissed a conviction under the crimes sentencing procedure act. Mr Ngo was arrested for ‘breaking in’ to his […]

Helping hand for the homeless and their pooches too

BY PAUL CLARK   It’s a weekday morning and Martin Place is bustling. Men donning business suits people walk briskly, tourists stroll. The routine hum of the city is punctuated every now and again by massive bangs from a construction site opposite the Reserve Bank.   Many of the tourists are looking towards this construction […]

Marrickville council raises alarm over asbestos-ridden WestConnex site

BY WENDY BACON Marrickville Council is seeking urgent legal advice as to whether it can issue a stop work order for the Alexandria Landfill site in St Peters. Since August, the WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) has removed hundreds of truck loads of waste from the site. This is despite resident concerns that trucks have not […]

Greyhound racing in the firing line

LEXY AKILLAS A petition opposing the greyhound racing industry has gained significant momentum across Sydney. Ultimo resident Eva Deli, who started the petition, has gathered almost 1500 signatures and the attention of a number of different animal rights groups. “I started this petition because I thought that if Australians knew about what was going on […]

All stations to nowhere

By GRACE JOHNSON Residents of Erskineville and St Peters are outraged by government plans to cut train services on the Bankstown line. Local community group Friends of Erskineville (FOE) have petitioned against the cuts and lobbied for increased public transport to end the overcrowding on current rail services. Under the state government proposal, the Sydney […]

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