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City excels in HSC languages

Inner Sydney schools have excelled at languages in this year’s HSC, with several students coming first in NSW in their chosen course. At Fort Street High School in Petersham, Kimberly Xian placed first in Chinese Continuers (the course for those who studied the language in junior years), while Marta Krzanowski topped the state in German […]

Inner West musos head west for NYE

The sky is the limit for the inaugural Skyvillage People’s Party being held this New Year’s Eve. Held in a scenic bush setting on the outskirts of Sydney, the festival promises plenty of low-key but talented musicians, burlesque, cult cinema and other art installations. The creators say they want to extract their favourite aspects of […]

Single mums support each other

Kristie Rue is going OK, all things considered. She has work that is flexible and nearby, but it is contract-based and not permanent. She lives in community housing in Leichhardt, but it is comfortable and affordable. Her 10-year old son, William, happily attends Leichhardt Public and takes part in the school band. But for a […]

Inner west councils unite for business

The National Broadband Network will be a focus of the fifth Inner West Small Business Expo, taking place at Strathfield Golf Club on August 16. The Expo is the result of a joint effort by Leichhardt, Marrickville, Canada Bay, Strathfield and Ashfield councils, alongside the Clearly Business Enterprise Centre, to help local businesses “connect, learn […]

Inner west a tough home for those on Newstart

Zac Svendses has about eight weeks left before he runs out of money. The 25-year old banker lost his job at Westpac more than a month ago when his entire department in Adelaide was made redundant. He moved to Sydney and has been living off the federal Newstart allowance while he tries to find work. […]