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Tenancy reforms help women leave violence

By Lanie Tindale  Proposed NSW tenancy law reforms allowing domestic violence victims to end their tenancies immediately, has widespread support among politicians and domestic violence specialists.   These changes mean that domestic violence victims will be able to terminate their tenancy without penalty and will prevent them from being blacklisted by landlords because of property damage caused by an abusive partner. Senior solicitor Kellie McDonald […]

The road that keeps on tolling

BY WENDY BACON It is often said by critics of tollways that the purpose of building a tollway is to build a case for building another tollway. When the first tollway fails to reduce traffic congestion, your next project comes into play. In other words, tollways are the gift to the road lobby that just […]

Newtown to self-impose lock outs

BY STEPHANIE TILLER Newtown nightclubs will self-impose lockouts due to community anguish over increased violence and the area’s changing vibes. Newtown Liquor Accord Chairman Tim Clayton said restrictions were essential to protect the character of the area and to ensure patrons would be safe coming into the summer months. “It was just something that we […]