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Meet the challengers

By ALLISON HORE Dave Shamra (Liberals) After his party lost the seat in last year’s Wentworth by-election, the pressure is on for Liberal candidate Dave Sharma to win it back. And with less than 2,000 votes after preferences separating Mr Sharma from the winner, Dr Kerryn Phelps, winning it back is certainly possible. Mr Sharma’s […]

Chain Saw Massacre In Kings Cross

By Andrew Woodhouse Tree is not a four-letter word. A tree is a living thing and contributes to our healthy urban environment. So locals in Kings Cross are surprised and shocked to learn that the City of Sydney Council is intending to demolish what appears to be a perfectly healthy tree without adequate justification. It […]

Late night opening insomnia

By Andrew Woodhouse “ZZZ… ZZZ …” “Andrew! Wake up!’ “What? It’s 3:00 am!” “But it’s time to go shopping “Are you mad?  This is silly.” This scenario could be coming to you if the City of Sydney Council has its way. It has approved a trial of ultra-late shopping hours after a survey was recently […]

Late night Sydney loosens its bonds

By Sarah McLenaghan Since the inception of the NSW lockout laws in 2014 there have been growing calls for a revitalisation of Sydney’s nightlife. Last week, City of Sydney responded to these demands with a proposal for some of the most drastic changes to City planning and development across Sydney in decades. Lord Mayor Clover […]

Newtown to park its late night problems

By Michael Hitch The Inner West Council has unveiled plans to tackle antisocial behaviour at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park and Fleming Street Reserve as Newtown continues to earn a reputation as the party suburb of Sydney. The Council decided to undertake a community safety survey of the park after a reported increase of assaults, underage […]

Newtown poo-poo’s the party buses

By Vanessa Lim Venues in Newtown have banded together against ‘party buses’ which they say bring trouble to the precinct. Restaurants and bars along King Street and Enmore Road have banned the entry of people who arrive on party buses due to the often heavily intoxicated people’s behaviour adversely affecting the enjoyment of other clients. The […]

Hope for Cross lock-outs

BY JOHN MOYLE This week will see the last glimmer of hope for the Kings Cross and CBD lock-out laws before Glad the Impaler’s government is swept away in the state election on March 23rd 2019. A bill is being proposed from an unlikely source, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party’s MLC Robert Borsak, who intends […]

No change to lock-out laws

by John Moyle Bad news keeps coming for pubs and clubs in the CBD and King Cross as Glad the Impaler’s government makes it clear that there will be no changes to the lock-out laws until after the state election on 20 March 2019. This news comes at the completion of the review into liquor […]

No change to lock-out laws

by John Moyle Bad news keeps coming for pubs and clubs in the CBD and King Cross as Glad the Impaler’s government makes it clear that there will be no changes to the lock-out laws until after the state election on 20 March 2019. This news comes at the completion of the review into liquor […]

Art from the Heart

by John Moyle   The ArtHouse Hotel in the CBD is hosting an art exhibition with a difference: all the works are by injecting drug users who are clients of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting centre in Kings Cross.   This is the eighth year that the exhibition has been mounted and the second year […]