City News

NRMA's Sydney Harbour contest

By ANDREW CHUTER The upcoming NRMA election of directors is shaping up to be a referendum on the WestConnex tollroad, says one of the two candidates contesting the Harbour Region. Mr Peter Hehir, a retired construction manager, film actor and anti-tollroad activist, is standing against Mr Tim Trumper, who is the director of the Harbour […]

Hospital workers’ safety strike

By VERONICA ANASSIS Crowds of union protestors lobbied outside Camperdown and Randwick hospitals on Thursday, on strike against unsafe working conditions. Medical and security staff, estimated at 80, stood outside their Royal Prince Alfred and Prince of Wales precincts as part of a state-wide stand-off. Thousands rallied for their rights across 50 hospitals on the […]

Bondi Beach mural makes waves

By VANESSA LIM Wednesday morning saw Luke Cornish’s contentious Bondi mural artwork defaced with graffiti by an unknown vigilante. The controversial mural was an indictment of the Australian government’s asylum seeker treatment. The artwork depicted 24 Australian Border Force guards and symbolised the 24 asylum seekers who have taken their lives since 2010. Cornish, who […]

Hein Cooper

With the release of his second album, Underneath It All, and upcoming extensive national tour Hein Cooper has proven that an early bad encounter with music can be overcome. Underneath It All is Cooper’s follow up record to his incredibly successful 2016 debut album, The Art Of Escape. Given that it has taken Cooper quite […]

Ophelia

This is one of those “let’s get a famous story from a different angle” type scenarios; in this case, it’s Hamlet’s doomed lover, Ophelia played by Daisy Ridley. She is the narrator and central character, and yet she is peripheral to her own story. All the elements that make Shakespeare’s Ophelia an intriguing, tragic character […]

Racism not Goodes enough

BY ALEC SMART The allegation that racism was at the heart of the relentless crowd booing that irked Australian Rules’ football player Adam Goodes has reignited, following recent screenings of a documentary film on his career, The Final Quarter. It was further augmented by ABC sports commentator Charlie King, himself of indigenous descent, who singled […]

Vet reveals dog lepto diagnoses

By JOAN HENSON In the last 12 months one Sydney vet diagnosed five of the six determined cases of inner city dog leptospirosis - a disease that kills canines - by performing advanced testing, despite rare reports of local cases. Leptospirosis can be transmitted to animals and humans, and rodents are common carriers – but […]

Bad behaviour gets plenty of air

By JOHN MOYLE A week in politics is a long time and for Woollahra Council last week must have seemed like eternity as Councillor Anthony Marano’s comments about objectors to the Rushcutters Bay skateboard park being “old people with nothing else to do with their time... who will be dead in ten years’ time,” continues […]

Powerhouse move on new timeline

By ALLISON HORE Originally slated to be shut down in January, the controversial closure of the Powerhouse Museum’s Ultimo site has been pushed back again. The staged shutdown of the museum is set to begin in June next year. In May, newly appointed museum CEO Lisa Havilah told the Sydney Morning Herald that she would […]

Star falls in Pyrmont

By VANESSA LIM The NSW Department of Planning has advised the Independent Planning Commission to reject the Ritz Carlton development proposal as it was inconsistent with the character of Pyrmont. Lord Mayor Clover Moore of the City of Sydney explained that Pyrmont was now one of Sydney’s most liveable suburbs. “This proposal has threatened Pyrmont’s […]