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Cirque Du Soleil – Kurios

The circus is coming to town, however, this is not just any circus. This is the amazing Cirque Du Soleil with yet another dazzling show to tantalise, enthuse and inspire our hearts, souls, and minds. An energetic force field of magic to be reckoned with. A Cabinet Of Curiosities to be analysed, philosophised and immortalised as fantastical […]

Jimmy Barnes

Throughout his career rock and roll legend Jimmy Barnes has continued to raise the bar. His latest release, My Criminal Record, has been no different. Upon its release My Criminal Record immediately rocketed to the top of the album charts, making it Barnes’ 16th number one album and the most ever in Australia. Despite its success, Barnes told City Hub this […]

Religious rites and wrongs

By ALEC SMART Christians and Muslims united in a rare show of solidarity as religious rights campaigners picketed KIIS 1065 FM Radio Station on Monday 23 September. Angry protestors targeted the KIIS FM North Ryde studios after controversial ‘shock-jock’ DJ Kyle Sandilands made ‘blasphemous’ comments live on the Kyle and Jackie O Show the previous […]

NRMA candidate warned

By ANDREW CHUTER The NRMA’s Returning Officer has issued a warning to one of the two candidates for the Harbour Region because information about his candidacy appeared on an anti-Westconnex Facebook site, a site that the candidate has no control over and has never visited. The NRMA Candidates Code of Conduct 2019 Election of Directors […]

Vapes of wrath

by JOHN MOYLE In the wake of recent reports in the US of a number of vaping-related deaths, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer weighed into the controversy with a statement condemning the practice. “There is growing evidence implicating e-cigarettes in a range of harms to individual and population health,” Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, Australia […]

Trash talkers, toad attackers, Indigenous art destroyed: Hubbub – 25 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Trash talk On Friday 20 September, an estimated 80,000 people – primarily youngsters – took over The Domain in Sydney for the global Strike for Climate rally, which culminated in a march to Hyde Park. City Hub witnessed a young man clutching a green shopping bag attempt to disrupt the […]

Can’t cop HIV by bites

By ANDREW M POTTS The Police Association of NSW (PANSW) has issued a rare apology after its president, Tony King, made comments that appeared to imply that HIV could be spread by saliva or by biting. However, the police association is continuing to maintain that a HIV-positive person could transmit the virus to another person […]

Jails are the crime

By ALEC SMART A 12-year-old Aboriginal boy, Dujuan Hoosan, travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, to appeal directly to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on an issue important to Indigenous Australians. In a televised address on Wednesday 11 September, he asked for UNHRC help ending something that most Australian political leaders are reluctant to change: […]

The end of days

Opinion By PETER HEHIR Blind adherence to the discredited economic philosophy espoused by Milton Friedman, coupled with a complete absence of compassion, leads the Neo Cons to ignore the legion of human casualties and the suffering that their retrograde and reactionary politics brings. Their indifference demands that a respected and productive Sri Lankan family, with […]

Coathanger climb, cruise ship crusade, diving birds, diving for trash: Hubbub – 18 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Climate of peers Thousands are expected to attend Friday’s Global Climate Strike gathering at The Domain in Sydney. On September 20, three days before world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of school students and workers across Australia will join millions […]