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Light rail a burden

BY JOHN MOYLE There is no doubt that the 12 km Central Business District and South East Light Rail project will deliver a lot of benefits when it is completed, but for many along its route across Surry Hills, it promises to deliver another year of disruption, dust, noise and business downturn. The line starts […]

Jenny Leong

Looking to have a greater voice in your community? Looking to give back? Visit Jenny Leong’s offices on King Street. Whatever you are passionate about, Jenny and her staff are ready to listen and help you make a difference. Address relevant issues such as the Marriage Law postal survey, WestConnex, and the housing crisis. Working […]

Invasion Day averted in the Inner West

BY JESSICA DE VERA New citizens may soon receive an invitation to be sworn in as Australian citizens during NAIDOC Week instead of Australia Day. Inner West Council will be the first council in NSW to initiate and hold a citizenship ceremony during NAIDOC Week, which is held in the first week of July each […]

Art not ads

BY JESSICA DE VERA A prominent mural in the inner west was painted over with a movie advertisement and the Inner West Council are likely to come to a decision on regulatory action sometime this week. The community of Newtown displayed their outrage on multiple platforms when they noticed the iconic “It’s like a jungle […]

WestConnex opposition celebrates first anniversary

BY WENDY BACON Save Sydney Park WestCONnex protest camp is holding its first birthday celebration this Sunday, September 24. The camp began as an early morning protest on September 19th 2016, the day WestConnex moved in to take sections of the park and knock down hundreds of trees. That protest ended in a decision to […]

Inner West’s empty nests

BY TOMMY BOUTROUS New figures from the 2016 census reveal that nearly one in 10 homes in the Inner West are presently unoccupied, inciting calls for a crackdown on investors who leave their properties vacant. A record 10,525 homes have been left vacant in Sydney’s Inner West, Canada Bay, Burwood, and Strathfield districts, showing an […]

Eastern Suburbs’ renters demand relief

BY ANITA SENARATNA The NSW Greens are calling for an end to no-grounds eviction, as well as a range of other reforms ahead of the State Government’s review of the Residential Tenancies Act later this year. Greens MP and Housing spokesperson Jenny Leong says the reforms are about making renters feel secure in their homes […]

Sydney’s food waste reaching new heights

BY SATHSARA RADALIYAGODA   Wastefulness and Sydney have become synonymous, where food waste, in particular, has become an increasingly difficult issue to solve.   According to the NSW government’s ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ report, $1,036 of food is being thrown away yearly by the average Australian in New South Wales in spite of two million […]

Daily Terror attacks gays

BY ALEX EUGENE   OPINION Around a hundred activists gathered outside the Sydney News Corp office last week to blow the whistle on the Daily Telegraph's latest faux pas.   The paper ran a front page infographic blasting young people as having "only themselves to blame" for their illnesses- including being same-sex attracted.   After […]

Not tolerating intolerance

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED A slew of prominent Australian community members came together to fight racism last week, vowing to push back against the government's racist changes to immigration laws. Comedian Jennifer Wong, Pakistani clothing designer Zara Ahmed, Artist and poet Candy Royalle, Greens MP Jenny Leong and DJ/Artist Sezzo Snot were among a diverse […]