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Investment fuels clean energy

By JOAN HENSON Students worldwide have urged adults to strike on September 20, for extensive government investment in job guarantees for fossil fuel workers, facing renewable energy-induced unemployment. The Maritime Union of Australia Sydney (MUAS) has joined School Strike 4 Climate’s (SS4C) Sydney campaign, advocating a just transition, while imparting the economic and moral toll […]

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 […]

Why is the Powerhouse going?

BY KYLIE WINKWORTH There are many big questions begging answers from the Liberal Party. Why was Malcolm Turnbull dumped as PM? Why are there so few Liberal women MPs? And in NSW, why is the government closing the Powerhouse Museum (PHM) to ‘move’ it to Parramatta?  The case for moving the Powerhouse Museum has been […]

Powerhouse unplugged

OPINION BY KYLIE WINKWORTH Spare a thought for the poor Powerhouse Museum (PHM) this festive season. While its sister organisation the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) is rejoicing in the ministerial rubber stamp for the monster $344m Sydney Modern gallery on land belonging to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the PHM is desperately searching for dance […]

Damned whores tell their side of the story.

OPINION | BY BARBARELLA KARPINSKI Damned Whores and God’s Police was written by Anne Summers in 1975. This week, the eponymous conference at UTS looks at what that means today. So who are the “damned whores” forty years on? Originally the term referred to the convict women, many of whom became domestic servants and sex workers, […]

University dropouts on the rise

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Around 33,000 first-year students are expected to drop out of university this year, according to a Think Education report. The census date for first semester passed earlier this week on Tuesday March 31, marking the last opportunity for students to drop out without having to pay for the semester. Gabi Lane, 19, […]

Students calculate expensive future

A new online 'Debt Sentence' Calculator made by the Labor shows students the new amounts that they could be paying if deregulation of university fees goes forth.   According to the Labor Party’s calculations, students could find themselves paying up to up to $150,000 for their degrees   The  Opposition has been touring NSW to […]

Faculty opens, services cut, Green Sq ideas

Faculty opens University of Technology Sydney (UTS) UTS Chancellor and Prof Vicki Sara (left) with Dame Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales, and UTS Vice-Chancellor Prof Ross Milbourne, toasted the official opening of the first and largest of the three buildings in the university's billion-dollar "City Campus Master Plan" on June 12. The new […]

Art flows for Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art

This year marks the fourth annual Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art and is set to offer the best of the country in the city. For 10 days from May 16-25, more than 150 Mudgee wines and fine foods will be up for sampling in Pirrama Park and surrounding establishments, with the festival aiming […]

The good life: work for The Goods Line underway

The northern section of The Goods Line, a proposed cross-city pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting the inner city to Sydney's foreshore, is now in the preliminary stages of construction after work initially began in March. Work on The Goods Line has been split into two stages. The northern section will be approximately 250 metres long […]