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Fake museum consultations under cover of Covid-19

Opinion by KYLIE WINKWORTH Years of crippling drought, devastating fires, and a pandemic with no end in sight. Any one of these disasters should give the NSW Government pause to review its unpopular, destructive and absurdly expensive scheme to demolish the Powerhouse Museum (PHM), and build something half the size at Parramatta. The government says […]

Mirvac throwing shade on Darling Harbour developments

By ALLISON HORE New plans for the Harbourside Shopping Centre site will bring Darling Harbour’s skylines to new heights, but not as high as previously proposed. Property developer, Mirvac, will demolish the 30 year old shopping complex to make way for a new mixed-use development, which will include a new shopping complex and a 153-metre […]

Two Sydney cops fined for breaching Covid-19 restrictions

By ALEC SMART Two off-duty NSW Police constables were fined for breaching Sydney’s strict coronavirus laws by attending a party in central Sydney on 4 April. About 8.30pm on Saturday 4 April, a NSW Police patrol spotted a 27-year-old woman being assisted by a 31-year-old man, having recently left a party at an apartment nearby. […]

Bin and tonic

By VERONICA ANASSIS Thousands of housebound Australians are relieving the stress of COVID-19 by dressing up to take their garbage bins out for collection. Making light of the only social outing available these days - a trip to take out the trash in this state of near-lockdown - social isolators are sharing footage of themselves […]

Coronavirus cruise ship facing criminal investigation

by ALEC SMART Over the weekend of 4-5 April, in ‘Operation Nemesis’, which NSW Police described as “the largest peacetime maritime operation in Sydney's history,” five cruise ships loitering in Sydney Harbour were restocked with fresh food and supplies and, after some crew members transferred vessels, escorted out into the Pacific Ocean. At the same […]

NSW Govt tightens screws on community input

By MERRILL WITT Last month, NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes granted final approval for coal mining in three new longwalls, two of which will go beneath the heritage-listed Woronora reservoir that supplies water to Sutherland Shire and the northern suburbs of the Illawarra. Coal mining has already been blamed for disappearing water flows and contamination […]

Hillsong link to Ruby Princess claimed

By ALEC SMART Explosive accusations shared across social media have linked the controversial Hillsong Church with the infamous death ship Ruby Princess. On March 19, the cruise ship Ruby Princess hurriedly disembarked 2647 passengers into the heart of Sydney at Circular Quay’s Overseas Passengers Terminal - all but 12 of whom were allowed to disperse […]

Rozelle calls for WestConnex noise reprieve

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI With Sydney on lockdown, the city has been forced inside their homes. Everyone who is not employed in an essential service have readjusted their lives to adapt to the new work from home environment. That begs the question as to why WestConnex, the huge underground highway construction, is seemingly exempt from the […]

Covid-19-related racism on the rise

By ALLISON HORE Video has emerged of one of latest in a series of racist attacks on Chinese people fuelled by the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The video, posted to YouTube on Monday 30 March, shows a man cracking a bullwhip while on a racist tirade outside the Chinese consulate in Camperdown, in Sydney’s inner west. […]

Coalition leaves tenants swinging

By WENDY BACON On March 30 the NSW Parliament passed an emergency law granting the NSW government the power to place a moratorium on evictions. But before it can come into an effect, the government needs to introduce new regulations under existing laws. So far, the Gladys Berejiklian government has failed to take action. The […]