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If the history of Sydney tells you anything then the grandiose plans for the development of East Darling Harbour, aka Barangaroo, are bound to be racked by controversy, shameless opportunism and eventual disappointment. When it comes to town planning and large scale construction projects, this city has inevitably got it wrong  - be it the […]

A Kylie exciting New Year

Global superstar Kylie Minogue will fly into Sydney next week to take part in the city’s official New Year’s Eve celebrations. The Australian-born singer, songwriter, actress and fashion icon will see out the final moments of ‘K25’ – her year-long celebration marking 25 years in the music business – right here in Sydney, where she will lead the countdown into the […]

Clover hit by nepotism claims

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has been hit by allegations of nepotism and improper conduct. Complaints have been lodged with City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone alleging favouritism by the Lord Mayor towards the development of a public children’s playground at Fitzroy Gardens, Kings Cross and the proposed expansion of a private childcare facility in […]

‘Never, ever’: Bligh responds to Sydney speculation

Anna Bligh has firmly rejected speculation that she plans to run in the upcoming Sydney by-election. Speaking directly to City News, the former Queensland Premier said not only were the rumours untrue, but that she will never again be a politician at any tier of government. “I can confirm that there is no truth to […]

Anna Bligh in Sydney seat negotiations

Former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh is in negotiations with NSW Labor to run as the ALP candidate in the state seat of Sydney, City News understands. State Labor officials are reportedly in talks with the Queenslander – who moved to Sydney yesterday – about running in the Sydney by-election once the seat is vacated by […]


Walking into artist-musician Dylan Martorell’s Duppy Musique Povera is somewhat like walking into the dusty old corner of some crumbling museum. The small ‘Project Space’ at Object Gallery is a jumble of seemingly incongruous items – wooden shoes, old bits of plumbing, plants, balls, globes, tubes and old clothes –brought into strange assemblages. But these […]


It's official, summer is (almost) upon us. With it comes that warm, breezy, devil-may-care frivolity that is to blame for empty wallets, heavy eyelids and daydreaming at work. If you're wondering what to do with this newfound energy, Sydney is doing what it does best - a festival. The Anode festival is a, “genre-busting” season […]