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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 […]

Bald Faced Ripoff

BY ALEC SMART A Leichardt pub leaseholder has disappeared, allegedly owing tens of thousands of dollars to bands that performed in the premises he was managing, the Bald Faced Stag Hotel on Parramatta Road. Scott Mackenzie was removed from the premises of the Bald Faced Stag on 20 January after the owners, Marvan Hotels, became […]

Inner-west Liberal-Labor pact

BY ALEC SMART A deal between Labor and the Liberal Party in last week’s Inner-West mayoral election has critics furious that democracy has been subverted, with The Greens claiming they’ve been marginalized. The Mayoral election pitted former Leichardt Mayor Darcy Byrne (Labor) against first-time councillor Pauline Lockie (Independent), in a contest that was ultimately decided […]

Councils enter election mode

By Joe Bourke   Independents have called for local councillors aligned to political parties to shift their concerns from the upcoming state election and focus on their LGA. Leichardt Councillor John Stamilos said the time spent on the state election in last week’s meeting was “excessive”. “Usually it’s tolerable but on occasion it simply becomes […]

Shuttle buses to mobilise residents

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Leichhardt Council will operate a shuttle bus service to counteract poor public transport in certain areas of the LGA. Leichhardt Mayor Rochelle Porteous told City Hub that the bus was needed to provide the community with adequate transport. “There is always the issue when providing public transport, there is the issue of […]