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Tanya Plibersek: reign check

BY ALEC SMART Tanya Plibersek is a seasoned and highly capable MP. She was a member of the House of Representatives since 1998, Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since 2013, and a Minister in the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd revolving-door governments (Minister for Health her last portfolio until the ALP’s defeat at the 2013 general […]

Housing Crisis, what crisis?

By John Moyle A recently released research paper claims Australian public housing is in crisis with a shortfall of 433,000 social housing units across the nation and 36,000 new units a year needed over the next 20 years to meet demand. Published by the independent Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, the paper also suggests […]

Late night Sydney loosens its bonds

By Sarah McLenaghan Since the inception of the NSW lockout laws in 2014 there have been growing calls for a revitalisation of Sydney’s nightlife. Last week, City of Sydney responded to these demands with a proposal for some of the most drastic changes to City planning and development across Sydney in decades. Lord Mayor Clover […]

Meet the Locals: City East Community College

BY JADE MORELLINI City East Community College (CECC) is a non-profit, adult education provider, offering hundreds of short courses for individuals living in Inner and Eastern Sydney. They cater for everyone’s educational needs, with their courses covering the arts, lifestyle, business, computing and graphic design, health and fitness as well as languages and communications. City […]

Congestion flows where Rosebery grows

BY ALEC SMART South Sydney residents fear they will face never-ending traffic jams and restricted parking when new high-rise housing developments, currently under construction, are finished. A massive urban regeneration program is underway in the adjoining suburbs of Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo, and Alexandria, with additional development projects in the planning stage. Once finished, and included […]

Transport Forum in Alexandria calls for urgent solutions to burdened system

By KENJI SATO Local Alexandria residents have raised concerns that the state government is not doing enough to address the increasing burden on Sydney’s transport networks. The queries were raised at a Transport and Traffic Forum held by the Alexandria Residents Action Group last Thursday, October 15. Ben Aveling, the group’s co-convenor, said that the increased […]

Pana Chocolate

Raw, organic and vegan are three words that I tend to ignore in my day-to-day life, unless I’m at Pana Chocolate in Alexandria, where it’s literally impossible to do so. But why turn down an opportunity to broaden my horizons and satiate the appetite of my vegan best friend?

The Grind & Co

Restaurant in an abandoned train? Rave in a semi trailer? How about a café in a shipping container? Sure, why not… add it to the list of weird shit I never thought I’d see.

Alex Hotel looks set to be saved

By RYAN QUINN Concerned locals will get their chance to voice objection to the proposed demolition of the Alexandria Hotel at a public conciliation meeting. Alexandria Residents’ Action Group Co-Convenor, Ben Aveling, said the meeting, to be held at the end of the month, may bring good results. “At the conciliation meeting, residents get to […]

Knuckles Sandwich Bar

It’s the inkblot test – whether you think of a knock to the face, or a succulent hock of pork. Although here, co-owner Diana Thompson assures us, “Knuckles is just a fun and easy to remember name.”