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Waves of discontent

By ASHNA BHARKHADA A large crowd of over 1000 people gathered at Yarra Bay Sailing Club on Sunday 18 November to campaign against the NSW Government’s plan to build a new cruise ship terminal. The plan is to build between Yarra Bay and Molineaux Point in Botany Bay, but opponents say Garden Island at Potts […]

Bushfires: the blame game

BY ALEC SMART With catastrophic firestorms still raging across eastern Australia and now threatening South Australia, tragically incinerating almost 600 homes, destroying over 1.5 million hectares of bush, cremating thousands of animals and birds - including whole colonies of endangered koalas - and killing six people, the blame-game for responsibility has gone into overdrive. And […]

Big trouble in Little Bay

By VERONICA ANASSIS Meriton’s plans for a massive 1900-apartment development in Little Bay may still go ahead, despite protests and council opposition. Likely to be rejected by Randwick Council, Meriton’s proposal, which includes controversial 22-storey complexes that will cast shadows on the beach, may still be approved through State Government. The site, a 135,961.6 sqm […]

Drug doubt cops strip-search girls

BY ALEC SMART On November 8, NSW Deputy Coroner Harriet Grahame released her findings from the three-week inquest into six MDMA-related deaths of youths aged 18-23 at music festivals between Dec 2017 - Jan 2019. Grahame recommended the NSW Government radically alter its drug policy, including: halting strip-searching; ceasing the use of dogs to sniff […]

Cracks appear in passenger jets

By VANESSA LIM Cracks in Qantas’ Boeing 737NG planes have raised safety concerns for consumers flying this holiday period. The cracks, which are located on “pickle forks,” so named because of their resemblance to the kitchen utensil, have been found on a load-bearing assembly, which attaches firmly to each side of the fuselage between the […]

Cross in crisis

Opinion by John Moyle While the politicians in Macquarie Street fiddle with the Lockout Laws, Kings Cross is dying a death of a thousand cuts. Since their introduction in 2014 under Liberal premier Barry O’Farrell, the draconian reaction to two deaths in Kings Cross by drunks from outside the area has seen the decimation of […]

The latest from the Hubbub: Ricky Gervais, Dingo Puppy and more!

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Fake Aboriginal Art Replaced The British production company of actor-writer Ricky Gervais (The Office, Extras, Night at the Museum) is to pay an Aboriginal artist compensation for using an unauthorised copy of his painting, which featured in Gervais’ latest TV drama series on Netflix, After Life. The critically-acclaimed series features […]

Double Bay Festival celebrates 9 years

By ANDREW WOODHOUSE The vivacious Double Bay Street Festival is the largest free street festival in Sydney. Now celebrating its ninth year, the event was enjoyed by over 80,000 people last Sunday. Children, families and people of all ages, shapes and types and cultures enjoyed a chance to flanneur their way around Double Bay’s open […]

Killer dead but unburied

by ALEC SMART Ivan Milat, Australia’s most notorious, and perhaps most prolific, serial killer died on Sunday 27 October, aged 74. The unrepentant murderer succumbed to terminal oesophageal and stomach cancer in the medical wing of Long Bay Jail in Malabar, where he was being treated. He was transferred to Long Bay from Goulburn’s Supermax […]

Vale – Reverend Ray Richmond

Memoriam by ANDREW WOODHOUSE The Reverend Ray Richmond passed away in September 2019. He was a pioneer, maverick, general good bloke, even possibly a saint. One big-name CEO told me once, “if anyone needed a job or second chance in life, Ray would employ them at the chapel to give them a reference, even if […]