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Homeless clinic holding out hope on Federal funding

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS A medical centre for homeless people in Darlinghurst whose funding was by the Federal Government last year is holding out until after the election before it closes its doors for good. Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek said the Labor Party would reinstate its funding to The Haymarket Clinic if it won office at the July federal […]

More to love– Inside the world of polyamory

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Is monogamy really the best way? Are you destined to be married to someone for the rest of your life? Is that going to make you happy? Will I meet the one this year? Members of Sydney’s polyamory group will be asking slightly different questions. How will my relationship(s) change this year? […]

It’s not a dog’s life in Sydney

BY KENJI SATO Bondi veterinarian and TV heartthrob Doctor Chris Brown has revealed that Sydney is one of the worst places to own a pet in Australia. The Bondi vet took to Bondi Beach on Monday November 9 to announce the findings of the 2015 Pet Positives Score report, which compared the ‘pet friendliness’ of […]

Absence of anti-abortionist points to absence of debate

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR The deportation of US anti-abortion activist Troy Newman last week has drawn criticism from some unlikely places. Two pro-choice campaigners said that the deportation of Mr Newman was superficial, and failed to acknowledge the difficulty many NSW women face in accessing abortion services. The deportation of Mr Newman drew media attention last […]

Green Square’s future on the rails

By JOE BOURKE The state government’s mention of potential light rail from the city to Green Square has been met with caution. Minister for Transport Andrew Constance told an audience last week he would be “very keen” to see light rail going to Green Square to address congestion. Greens Transport spokesperson Mehreen Faruqi said the […]

Black Eye Gallery Presents: Extracts by McLean Stephenson

Black Eye Gallery Darlinghurst is proud to present Sydney photographer Mclean Stephenson’s latest solo exhibition, coinciding with the release of his photo book Extracts. The Gallery’s commitment to representing the photographic artform and all lens-based media is well established, and it is the perfect venue for showcasing this artist who is on the cutting edge of […]

Bondi braces for backpacker upheaval

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The removal of the tax-free threshold for working holiday visas in the federal budget has Bondi backpackers fired up and local businesses bracing for economic loss. From July next year, backpackers will be taxed at 32.5 per cent from the first dollar they earn in the country, despite citizens and permanent residents […]

Stairway to developer heaven

By EMILY CONTADOR-KELSALL The resolve of Millers Point housing tenants remains strong as properties in the area continue to move from public to private hands. Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard visited the Millers Point community in late June, giving residents renewed hope, despite continued concern over the growing number of vacant tenancies in the […]

Lockout laws liquidate La Cita

BY CASSANDRA MORGAN The owners of Darling Harbour’s renowned La Cita restaurant have blamed the NSW lockout laws for the club’s recent closure. The 1.30am lockouts and 3am ‘last drinks’ imposed within the Sydney CBD Entertainment Precinct are blamed for La Cita’s “radical drop in business turnover”. On June 25, La Cita Latin Restaurant, Bar […]

Of Mice and Men at The Seymour Centre

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men premiered on Broadway in 1937 while the novella was still on best seller lists. With the Great Depression very fresh in people’s minds and continuing political and economic uncertainty at home and abroad, Of Mice and Men was a striking commentary on how society treats its most vulnerable citizens, […]