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Greens want overhaul of FOI

An overhaul of the state?s freedom of information (FOI) laws would restore credibility and champion a new culture of openness and accountability, according to the Greens. Greens NSW MP Lee Rhiannon has called on the State Government to initiate an independent review of the NSW FOI Act. In 2006 the Labor government voted against Lee […]

Troubled Botany Road reopened

By Mick Roberts Controversy continues to surround troubled Botany Road at Waterloo with developers Baseline Constructions seeking damages against the NSW Government. The Supreme Court has reserved a decision on costs for the Botany Road developer which could run into millions of dollars after the State Government used emergency powers to enter their construction site […]

Australia’s first safe house for enslaved and trafficked women

By Sascha Ryner Australia's very first centre for female victims of slavery and human trafficking was this week launched in Sydney. Opened by The Salvation Army and UTS' Anti-Slavery Project, the Samaritan Accommodation program will offer those in need a place to stay, as well as education, life skill programs, and comprehensive case management assistance […]

Troubled Botany Road reopened

By Mick Roberts Controversy continues to surround troubled Botany Road at Waterloo with developers Baseline Constructions seeking damages against the NSW Government. The Supreme Court has reserved a decision on costs for the Botany Road developer which could run into millions of dollars after the State Government used emergency powers to enter their construction site […]

Greens want overhaul of FOI

An overhaul of the state's freedom of information (FOI) laws would restore credibility and champion a new culture of openness and accountability, according to the Greens. Greens NSW MP Lee Rhiannon has called on the State Government to initiate an independent review of the NSW FOI Act. In 2006 the Labor government voted against Lee […]

Police appeal for help after robbery

Police have renewed their appeal for information after a robbery and assault in Surry Hills last year. A 28-year-old man was assaulted and robbed of his wallet and mobile phone at the intersection of Crown and Tudor Streets on Monday December 3 at about 1.20am and as a result was taken to St Vincent's Hospital […]

Exploring funding for disabled housing

Funding from the private sector will be explored to improve and increase housing for the disabled. The Federal Government has established a Disability Investment Group to encourage the private sector to play a greater role in the disability sector. The Disability Investment Group will look at identifying and developing options for private investment in housing, […]

A look into the future: radical new designs for Town Hall

By Linda Daniele 'The Sydney Town Hall has been demolished. How would you shape the heart of the city if you were to redesign the iconic Town Hall today'' That was the brief given to ten selected third-year architecture students from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), with the outcome now on display in an […]

Bronze honour for Indigenous diggers on public display

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who served in war could soon be honoured with Sydney's first indigenous war memorial. A draft model is now on public display in the form a miniature bronze sculpture at Customs House. The sculpture by Anthony Symonds is an initiative of the Colour Diggers Project and members of the Redfern […]

Bronze honour for Indigenous diggers on public display

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who served in war could soon be honoured with Sydney?s first indigenous war memorial. A draft model is now on public display in the form a miniature bronze sculpture at Customs House. The sculpture by Anthony Symonds is an initiative of the Colour Diggers Project and members of the Redfern […]