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Climate change driver of Black Summer bushfires, commission finds

By ALLISON HORE Findings from the Bushfire Royal Commission’s report claim, “in no uncertain terms”, climate change fuelled the Black Summer bushfires. A Royal Commission investigating the causes and effects of last year’s Black Summer bushfires was formally established on the 20th of February 2020. Over the course of the royal commission, almost 2,000 submissions […]

Applications open for Pride Centre panel

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council have opened applications for a panel which will provide advice and feedback on the establishment of a pride centre in the inner west. The panel is being set up to ensure that the diverse needs of the LGBTIQ community are considered and incorporated into the establishment of the […]

Active transport grants for a safer post-COVID city

By KIRSTA CHEUNG As more people are returning to workplaces from work from home arrangements, public transport services are getting busier and more congested. Could the development of active transport infrastructure offer a new travel option for busy Sydneysiders? The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Sydney's public transport hard, overall commuter rates in Australia have taken […]

Revamped Australian Museum to reopen next month

By ALLISON HORE After months of extensive renovations the Australian Museum in Sydney will reopen to the public next month. The 15-month building transformation cost $57.5m and is the most extensive renovation to the historic natural history museum in decades. The renovation saw 3,000 square meters of back of house areas transformed into new public […]

George Street tender exemption splits council

By ALLISON HORE After a vote which split the City of Sydney council, the planning and construction of the George Street pedestrianisation project will go ahead without the usual tenders process. The $35 million project will see the pedestrian zone on George Street extended further south from Bathurst street to Rawson Place.  Sydney’s Lord Mayor […]

Reclaiming Moore Park Golf Course for more than golf

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has revealed two plans to halve the size of Moore Park Golf Course to unlock more public open space. To transform part of the golf course into parklands, the City of Sydney has put together two options. The first option will see the parkland located to the north […]

World Kangaroo Day calls for kangaroo cull moratorium

By ALLISON HORE To mark the first World Kangaroo day this Saturday, animal activists took to the streets in Sydney to call for a moratorium on kangaroo slaughter. Saturday’s Sydney protest was just one of many which were held across NSW. Mark Pearson, NSW legislative council member for the Animal justice Party, told City Hub […]

Protests of up to 500 people now allowed

By ALLISON HORE Democracy campaigners are celebrating after NSW Health announced changes to restrictions on protests.  Despite not a single documented case of coronavirus transmission occurring at a protest in Australia, COVID-19 health and safety orders had been used to shut down a number of protests in Sydney. But changes to the public health orders […]

Raining Stories – Warren Roberts and YARN

By MARK MORDUE Splotches of rain hit the page and the birds in the trees above me start shouting. Big storm is coming. You can smell it in the air. Talking to Warren Roberts of YARN makes for a similarly charged 15-minute interview. All the time I feel like I might break on through to […]

NSW lower house votes unanimously to support transgender people

By ALLISON HORE The lower house of the NSW parliament have voted unanimously in support of a motion calling for fair and equal treatment of transgender and gender diverse people across the state. The motion was introduced before parliament on Wednesday by independent member for Sydney Alex Greenwich. He said the motion recognises the ongoing […]