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False stats used in ‘War on Drugs’

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN The drug related deaths of two people at Sydney’s Defqon music festival last weekend have led to calls for a drug policy focusing on safety and public health rather than punishment. It has been revealed data measuring the level of drug possession incidents occurring in NSW has been double-counted for the last […]

Den of Thieves

Taking on the classic American heist crime thriller story, Den of Thieves is an action-packed film sprinkled with satirical comedy. The film is co-written, produced and directed by Christian Gudegast starring Gerard Butler, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Pablo Schreiber, 50 Cent and Evan Jones to name a few. After the robbery of an empty armoured truck, Major […]

PCs in penitentiaries

BY JADE MORELLINI According to research and experience, access to computers in prison has proven to be extremely beneficial for prisoners, better equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to assimilate back into society. Prisons such as Long Bay Correctional Centre in Matraville could see computers provided to inmates to facilitate their return […]

He brought Kingsgrove to the world

Probably the first Sydney criminal of whom I was really aware, when I was growing up in Strathfield, was the notorious Kingsgrove Slasher. Nowadays, I live not 200 metres from where the Slasher and his wife lived, in Park Street Arncliffe, and along the route he must have taken on many of his nocturnal expeditions. […]

A sad end for GAYTMs

By Ranee Orklin Two “GAYTMs” that were vandalised Oxford Street at the weekend will not be replaced, as they were being decommissioned anyway, the ANZ bank says. The bank’s machines had been covered in rainbow panels to celebrate Mardi Gras, and Sunday night’s act of vandalism has been labelled by some locals as a homophobic […]

Spate of holiday break-ins

Eastern Suburbs police have appealed for information from the community following a spate of break and enters in recent weeks. Several streets in the Bronte, Tamarama and North Bondi areas have been targeted, culminating in multiple stolen vehicles, personal items and electronic equipment. A break and enter occurred on Bronte’s Read Street on Thursday January […]

Inner west the home of armed robberies: stats

A shooting incident at a unit above Parramatta Road on New Year’s Eve has ignited questions about gun violence in Sydney’s inner west. A 56-year-old man appeared at Petersham Police Station at 10:30am December 31 with a gunshot wound to his foot and claimed he had been robbed at a unit on Hay St in […]

Bill posters beware

The City of Sydney wants to prosecute companies that engage in illegal advertising rather than individual bill posters, and will request the state government to change the relevant legislation, pending a feasibility review. Bill postering, common on light and telegraph poles around the inner city, is typically commissioned by commercial businesses or contract agencies. But […]

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

Screening as part of the 8th Sydney Latin American Film Festival, Rock, Paper, Scissors (Venezuela) is one of the standout films of this year’s program, not least for its outstanding cinematography. The story unfolds over one day in Caracas – one of the murder capitals of the world. When an affluent father and his son […]