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THE NAKED CITY – SUBURBAN ROULETTE

Sydney, since its very beginning, has always been an ever-changing landscape. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the way certain suburbs fall in and out of favour. Back in the early 80s one of the daily papers conducted a survey of all metropolitan suburbs according to their desirability as a place to live […]

Pastizzi Café says ‘addiju’ to South King

By ELIZA SPENCER For decades, the south end of King Street in Newtown has been a space for Sydney’s artists and outcasts. However, years of gentrification and council knock-backs have hit the small businesses of South King. Too far from the station for the comfort of tourists, and too obscure for even the hippest influencers, […]

Protection for the Victorian ring

By Peter Hehir With the pro developer NSW Government refreshed following their narrow win in the recent election, we can now expect a renewed attack on the historic suburbs that ring the CBD. Thanks to the Greater Sydney Commission, the legislation exists to increase the density of these historic and visually attractive precincts by 35%. […]

Jamie Hutchings & Darren Cross

Throughout their respective careers, Jamie Hutchings and Darren Cross have crossed paths on multiple occasions but have only recently begun working together for their current tour Bedsit For Peacer. The current tour sees two of Sydney’s most enduring and prolific creative forces taking to the road together in a joint headline show in support of […]

Trans Power: The call for inclusivity

BY MICHAEL HITCH “We’re here. We’re queer. We’re fabulous, don’t f*ck with us!” the crowd shouted as it proceeded down King Street. The student-led “Trans Day of Visibility” rally, held in the centre of Newtown last Sunday, was awash with pink and blue flags, six-inch high heels and tears of both joy and sorrow. The […]

Candidate profile: Rohan Indraghanti

By REMI TRAUERNICHT Rohan Indraghanti is the Liberal candidate running for the Newtown city seat. Mr Indraghanti was raised in a family of Indian immigrants, and moved to Sydney 19 years ago. He proudly volunteers and works with the not-for-profit organisation Pyrmont Cares. He studies finance at the University of Technology, and in 2018, he […]

Newtown Electorate Profile

By ALLISON HORE The state election is now only two weeks away and the race for the NSW parliament is on its final leg. And with the polling margins between Labor and Liberal drawing ever closer, those seats currently held by crossbenchers will be the ones to watch. One such seat is Newtown, which stretches […]

Adani protest: getting the facts right

BY WENDY BACON In a sign that the NSW state is increasingly encircling the lives of young people, Stop Adani organisers found themselves in court last Friday defending their right to march down King Street Newtown, a site of many previous street protests. Stop Adani gave notice of an intention to march from Camperdown Park […]

Disquiet on the Inner Western Front

By Peter Hehir If the ALP is interested in winning the respect of the Inner West community – a respect that they’ve lost due to their appalling past performance in relation to the provision of public transport and because of their support for WestConnex – then there are seven key initiatives that they should give […]

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 […]