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Rally demands pill testing

By Laura Neill The pill-testing debate ignited at Town Hall last Saturday as hundreds of pro-testing campaigners rallied to force the issue on the government’s election agenda, just one week after the recent drug-related fatality of 19-year-old Alex King. Hundreds of protesters brandishing signs and banners gathered outside Sydney Town Hall to protest the NSW […]

Town Hall Square still in limbo

by Allison Hore Despite being in the works for over two decades, Sydney’s proposed Town Hall Square is still in limbo, with a spokesperson for Sydney Council unable to provide any information about the starting or completion dates of the project. The Town Hall Square development is a key part of the City of Sydney’s […]

Eyebrows arch as sculpture’s costs soar skyward

BY ALEC SMART Sydney is renowned for many things, including home to two of the world’s most enthralling pieces of modern engineering: the Opera House and a giant coat hanger bridge that crosses its picturesque harbour. However, one thing for which it has never been known is the manufacture of elastic. In the past week […]

Town Hall secrecy leads to distrust

BY ALEX EUGENE City of Sydney councillors now have so little faith in the Lord Mayor Clover Moore and her constituents, that they were led to believe a chain email claiming city buildings were up for sale had genuinely been endorsed by the Mayor. The Mayor's lack of transparency has been decried constantly by several […]

Council aims to curb pedestrian deaths

By Georgia Fullerton   City of Sydney councillor Linda Scott has called for more action to lessen pedestrian accidents despite Council's current awareness campaign. Clr Scott asked Council at their March meeting what policies they would implement to lessen pedestrian accidents, which are high in the CBD. She said she believes robust procedures should be […]

Thousands march against ‘the shady bunch’

By Joe Bourke   More than 5000 people attended the ‘March in March’ rally at Town Hall last Sunday to voice their opposition to Tony Abbott and many of the Liberal Party’s key policies. Rallies were held around Australia, but with the upcoming state election, Sydney had the highest profile. Several notable figures spoke at […]

Hundreds rally to save the unique voice of public broadcasters

By Sophie Trigger.   Proposed cuts to the ABC and SBS could see many language specific programs cut from local radio in culturally diverse areas. Federal member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese, states that the coalition’s cuts of $500 million will reduce many of the programs enjoyed by residents of inner-western suburbs. “Sydney is a diverse, […]

PARADISO AT TOWN HALL

Paradiso at Town Hall sees Sydney Town Hall take inspiration in the name and reputation of Amsterdam’s legendary rock venue Paradiso and returns with eight nights of diverse music for 2014's Sydney Festival. On one night audiences can experience introspective folk-rock hero Kurt Vile & The Violators (USA) as they take to the stage with […]

News in brief

New initiative targets families, fitness The Cook+Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre and Ian Thorpe Aquatic and Fitness Centre have introduced new Family Timetables in an effort to encourage families to spend more quality time together and experience the benefits of an active lifestyle. Darren Crumpler, Metro Manager of the two City of Sydney sites, […]

BROADWAY BABY: SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN CHOIR

Calling all lovers of theatre, musicals, sing-alongs, and show business: Broadway Baby is coming to town! This bright musical ensemble features the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, the Royal Australian Navy Band and legendary Aussie performer Simon Burke - recognisable from Play School to his breathtaking performances on the London Stage in The Sound Of […]