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The Issue with Issuu

By MICHAEL HITCH Does this image seem inappropriate to you? Does it offend you? Are you uncomfortable with the human body? The issue of censoring women’s bodies and specifically, their breasts, rears its ugly head again after the City Hub newspaper’s online back issue was censored by digital publishing platform, Issuu. When City Hub uploaded […]

Star Observer moves in with City Hub

BY ALEC SMART Sydney Star Observer magazine, which has been documenting the activities of the gay and lesbian community for 40 years, went into Voluntary Administration last month. The title has been acquired by Out Publications, a new company established by Lawrence Gibbons, the publisher of City Hub newspaper. The oldest LGBTIQ+ newspaper in the […]

Why is the Powerhouse going?

BY KYLIE WINKWORTH There are many big questions begging answers from the Liberal Party. Why was Malcolm Turnbull dumped as PM? Why are there so few Liberal women MPs? And in NSW, why is the government closing the Powerhouse Museum (PHM) to ‘move’ it to Parramatta?  The case for moving the Powerhouse Museum has been […]

Printing the news and raising hell weekly; not weakly 

By Lawrence Gibbons Twenty-three years ago this week the first edition of the City Hub appeared on Sydney’s streets pledging “to print the news and raise hell”. Today the City Hub remains the last independent inner city weekly newspaper. To mark the paper’s anniversary, the founder reflects on the importance a free press has played […]

Behind Closed Doors

BY MICK DALEY A Sydney Morning Herald article last week on housing market inequalities caused by government rezoning is only half the story, according to activist Maire Sheehan. The one-time Mayor of Leichhardt says that confidential rezoning decisions made between developers and planners are driving property prices up and encouraging ‘Hong Kong’ style residential high […]

Bulwara Bushwacked Again

by John Moyle It seems that for the City of Sydney moving forward means putting the lever into reverse, as they have done to the residents of Bulwara Road in inner city Ultimo by overturning the decision to rescind a work zone. The battle between the residents of the narrow street, the City of Sydney, […]

Got to make the BEST of a BAD situation

Once again Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City by the Economist. Three of the top 10 rated cities are in Australia: Adelaide came in fifth and Perth is seventh. Neighbouring Auckland in New Zealand has been ranked eighth. For the second year in a row Sydney has not been included on the […]

While Sydney drowns, country bakes

BY ALEC SMART A newly released study by the University of NSW has confirmed that urban centres will experience intensified flooding as global temperatures rise and storms become more severe. Unless flooding is properly managed, it is expected to impact harshly upon city living. But by contrast, the countryside is drying up. Despite heightened rainfall […]

Call for answers: black death in custody unresolved

BY ALEC SMART On 29 December 2015, most families in Australia were enjoying the festive season together, looking forward to the forthcoming New Year. The Dungay family of Kempsey, likewise, was in buoyant spirits. David, son, uncle, brother, cousin, father and beloved member of the Dhunghutti Aboriginal community, was three weeks away from release after […]

Make Sydney Late Again

BY CHARLOTTE GRIEVE On Sunday October 9, Sydneysiders of all ages gathered in Belmore Park with signs such as “Not My Baird Time” and “Make Sydney Late Again.” The protest was the second of its kind attracting up to 10,000 people who marched along Oxford Street protesting the CBD lock out laws and associated effects. […]