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Short term rentals over-stay welcome

By Laura Neill “I thought of a way to make a few bucks…” started the email from San Francisco college student and Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to his roommate Brian Chesky. The idea was simple: throw a few mattresses on the floor of their flat during the Design Conference, and charge $80 per head. Just […]

Better Together the City of Sydney way

By Michael Hitch City of Sydney Council has voted unanimously to grant a $20,000 scholarship to the Equality Project to help facilitate its Better Together conference in Sydney in January 2019. The scholarship will assist with the costs of running the conference under the Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision. Better Together will explore issues facing the […]

Visions for Circular Quay

By Vanessa Lim A long-needed upgrade of the Circular Quay ferry wharves has created an opportunity to completely reimagine the iconic gateway into Sydney. Alongside $200 million reserved for the project from Restart NSW, Transport NSW is offering a Structured Market Engagement (SME) which will allow the private sector to tender for management of the […]

Feline low in Darlo

BY WILL FOURNIER If you live in Darlinghurst, you might want to keep your cats inside at night.  There is a gruesome rumour circulating among locals of an old man stalking and killing the furry felines.  Darlinghurst resident Anna hasn’t seen her cat Lenin in a month.  “You should’ve seen me this morning,” she said, “I was bawling […]

Cat Ripper prowls

BY WILL FOURNIER   If you live in Darlinghurst, you might want to keep your cats inside at night.  There is a gruesome rumour circulating among locals of an old man stalking and killing the furry felines.  Darlinghurst resident Anna hasn’t seen her cat Lenin in a month.  “You should’ve seen me this morning,” she said, “I was […]

United in a new approach to drugs

BY MICHAEL HITCH Sir Richard Branson, founder and CEO of the Virgin Group has thrown his support behind the Uniting Church and its service arm, uniting for its call to end the war on drugs. Uniting launched their ‘Fair Treatment Campaign’ last week to call attention to reforming drug policy in Australia as drug-induced deaths […]

Sydney’s dark history of gay-hate crimes

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN    A New South Wales Police review has documented Sydney’s dark history of gay-hate crimes. The investigation revealed that of 88 suspicious deaths occurring in the LGBTIQ community between 1976 and 2000, 27 were motivated by gay-hate bias. ACON Chief Executive Nicolas Parkhill said, “These findings are alarming and speak to the […]

Sydney cyclists driven off the road

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN     Sydney cyclists are calling for greater protection on NSW roads as motorists continue to drive dangerously around them with no penalty. Reports show a lack of compliance with the Safe Passing Distance Rule by drivers and little to no enforcement of the standard by police. Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club member, […]

Climate action

BY MICHAEL HITCH Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, Clover Moore has joined forces with over 23 cities around the world in order to fight climate change as part of a Global Climate Action Summit. Over 4,500 delegates from cities such as Sydney, London Montreal, Paris, Tokyo, New York and Washington DC called upon […]

Green Square for urban renewal

BY VANESSA LIM   The City of Sydney is planning 330 new affordable rental units in Green Square within the next 15 to 20 years in a bid to ease mental stress. This will add to community housing group City West Housing’s contribution of 200 affordable units as part of the Green Square Town Centre […]