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Callan Park under threat

BY ISOBEL RUSHE The Inner West Council is in limbo after an award-winning master plan for Callan Park was rejected by the NSW State Government late last month. The crucial need for a Master Plan for Callan Park arose after the site ceased being used as a psychiatric hospital, with the last remaining patients transferred […]

First Responder Fiasco

BY ISOBEL RUSHE Local firefighters with inadequate medical training are forced to answer paramedic calls under a new proposal that changes department policy. New "First Responders" program leaves NSW Fire Department’s out of their depths as the policy demands to have firefighters acting and performing as paramedics. Secretary of the Australian Paramedics Association (APA), Gary […]

Snap judgement

BY ISOBEL RUSHE Snap Send Solve is a free mobile app allowing users in Australia and New Zealand to report public hazards, nuisances or infringements to over 700 responsible authorities for further investigation, including every local council in Australia. However, it has its drawbacks. Over 3,000 reports are sent to authorities across Australia through the […]

Making Sydney more affordable

BY ISOBEL RUSHE The turn of a New Year hasn’t vanished Sydney’s housing affordability crisis, with housing costs at an all-time high. The City of Sydney’s Labor Councillor Linda Scott is committed to working towards a housing affordability scheme that benefits our city. Mrs Scott has long been an advocate for more affordable housing and […]

Councillors’ NY resolutions

BY ISOBEL RUSHE As the City of Sydney Councillors re-enter office after the holiday period, its time to look at their New Year’s Resolutions and plans for council in 2018. With the Council predicting big things for this year, like always we are interested to see if these predictions are achievable and what each individual […]