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Vic on the Park

In my ever-widening search for a pub with something different, I’m forced to admit I might have misjudged the humble slider. This fast-paced yellow kitchen - clearly delineated with a suitably hipster font - produces four winning Sliders ($20/4) from a repertoire of six.

News in brief

Give us a minute Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s procedural etiquette came into question at Monday night’s council meeting, with two councillors upset at the lack of prior notice for an important mayoral minute. The paper addressed the new laws concerning liquor licensing and the Lord Mayor’s recommendations for the City to consider. “Given this is […]

Golden anniversary: Pollys Club turns 50

The Pollys Club, Australia’s oldest continuing gay and lesbian social group, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding this year. Founded in July 1964, the club has about 600 members and remains involved in a number of initiatives in the gay and lesbian community, including the hosting of fundraisers and social events. The club […]

Tailor-made solutions for refugees

When Javed and Fahmida Khan first decided to flee Pakistan, they knew they were taking a risk as much as ameliorating one. Javed was a clerk in the high court and Fahmida a school teacher, but in Australia that would count for little. “In Pakistan we were persecuted because of Fahmida’s role, she was a […]

Time’s up for Roomies Artspace

A creative space in Marrickville for artists with mental illness will close down and seek a new home following a decision by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) to cease its formal relationship with the program. Roomies Artspace is currently set up under the auspices of the NNC, which runs a range of programs for residents […]

News Briefs

Page turner Sydney’s first “anarchist book fair” will take place at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville on March 22. In addition to bookselling (ironically), attendees will be treated to talks, workshops and a selection of vegan and vegetarian foods. Speakers include academic and investigative journalist Wendy Bacon, who will talk about the anarchist-feminist […]

Scoring a try for South Marrickville

South Sydney Rabbitohs first-grader Tulsa Saumanao is a fitness trainer for the Marrickville Souths Breakfast Club, a program that is helping disadvantaged youth in South Marrickville. A joint venture by Marrickville Council, Rabbitohs NRL ‘South Cares’ program and other partners, the program consists of three under-20s Rabbitohs players training kids at the local PCYC. Mr […]

Residents rail against station tower

A planned 16-storey apartment block on Station Street in Marrickville has community groups and councillors up in arms. The proposal, which has been approved by the NSW Department of Planning’s Gateway Process, exceeds current planning restrictions. Greens councillor Max Phillips said the developer of the apartment block will create a public square in exchange for […]


“I once heard a band say ‘what’s the point of playing but then going out and giving it your all afterwards?’” quotes Melbourne minstrel Cash Savage on the topic of post-show celebrations. “For me, the shows are the most important part of the tour. We want to make sure that we are all capable of […]

Boom towns of the inner west

Newtown and Marrickville have been named among 50 of Australia’s “boom” suburbs for investors in 2014. The “Fast 50” report, by Smart Property Investor magazine, asked experts to consider factors such as rental yields, population growth, employment opportunities and housing demand in nominating their top performers. The magazine’s managing editor, Phillip Tarrant, said gentrification was […]