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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 […]

Yabun calling as Australia Day becomes history

by JOHN MOYLE Whoo hoo! It’s soon to be Australia Day again and Aussies can do what they love best, party, party, party! But that is not the case for many of Australia’s First Nations people who regard the 26th January as the “Day of Mourning.” Besides the orgy of beer, prawns and general skylarking, […]

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 […]

Assange’s legal access limited

By TARA WESSON WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court, London, on Mon 13 Jan where the Court heard that the the Australian journalist's defence team has had a lack of access to their client. This impacts on Assange’s right to a fair trial, ahead of his extradition hearing to USA in Feb […]

Bushfires bring out the best (and worst) of Australians

by ALEC SMART The apocalyptic bushfires raging across Australia, incinerating millions of hectares of forest and decimating an estimated 1.5 billion animals, are bringing out the best and, unfortunately, the worst in Australians as we work together to solve the crisis. Over $35million has been donated to the Red Cross Disaster Response and Recovery Fund […]

Dendy’s leaving Opera Quays

By MAX TILLMAN Dendy Cinemas is giving up its Opera Quays location after twenty years, as the company’s lease on the property won’t be renewed from March 2019. Their last screening will be on Weds 26 Feb. With panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, the site will reopen under new management by larger independent, United Cinemas […]

From ScoMo to Scummo in slippery steps

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE A week is a long time in politics and last week must have seemed an eternity for Prime Minister Scott Morrison. That is if Morrison has any ability to reflect at all on his actions that have seen him go from ScoMo the affable to Scummo the slippery. Where the bloody […]

The political endorsement of extinction

Opinion by MERRILL WITT Prime Minister Scott Morrison maintained a business-as-usual approach in response to last September's School Strike 4 Climate rallies. Despite the protests attracting record-breaking crowds across the nation, Morrison complained that the student strikers were responsible for creating "needless anxiety" in children. Needless anxiety is certainly not how you would describe the […]

Clover Moore’s Christmas gift

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE Who dared whisper that Santa Claus is not real? After Sydney Council community meetings, plans and counter plans, discussions, arguments and accusations, Clover Moore’s public panacea for Macleay Street, Potts Point, is now a nihilism. All so-called “upgrade” plans have come to nothing. The much-maligned “vision” concept has been quietly cancelled […]