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Julie Choo Shoes litmus test

By Peter Hehir Julie Bishop decries the rise of the populist movement worldwide but fails to see that the reason for it is clearly because of the disaffection – bordering on contempt, for mainstream political parties. Nowhere is this more evident than here in NSW. The big majority that the NSW Liberals currently hold was […]

Smokescreens instead of filters

BY WENDY BACON A professor of respiratory medicine and a specialist doctor who has researched air pollution told the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into WestConnex last week that they do not accept NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ claim that unfiltered stacks are world’s best practice. The Inquiry has published hundreds of submissions from groups and residents […]

Councils roll out the red carpet (and some red tape) for AirBNB

BY ANDREW BARCLAY   Sydney Councils are moving to embrace the sharing economy around short-term accommodation sites such as AirBNB. Government and the law has been slow to catch up to the lightening pace of innovation of the sharing economy. Australia was the second largest market for AirBnB behind the United States in 2012 when the […]

Brothels Brace for Shake Up

BY RYAN QUINN The Scarlet Alliance, an association for Australian sex workers, fear that small brothels could by forced out of the market by NSW Parliament. The alliance said the current NSW parliamentary inquiry into the licensing of the state's brothel industry could create expensive licenses. Scarlet Alliance President Elena Jeffreys said a licensing model […]