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Sydney ranked Australia’s safest city

By Raveena Grover Australia’s most populous city, Sydney, has been ranked the safest city in the nation and the sixth safest city in the world. According to The 2015 Safe Cities Index, produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Tokyo is the safest city on the globe.  The Japanese city is also the most populated. The […]

Inner West crew mix charity with hip hop

By Joe Bourke Hip Hop collective One Day are bringing their monthly block party ‘One Day Sundays’ (ODS) to the Factory Theatre for the second time this weekend. The party, which used to be held at the Vic on the Park, is celebrating its two year anniversary this Sunday and has become hugely popular since […]

Battle for Balmain

By Kieran Adair With less than six weeks until the state election, Balmain is expected to be the site of another tight race between Labor and the Greens.   Formally considered to be one of Labor’s safest seats, Balmain was won in 2011 by Jamie Parker, the ex Greens mayor of Leichhardt, on a margin […]

Dispute over Victoria Road rezoning

By Lauren O'Connor   The rezoning of an industrial area on Victoria Road, Marrickville to allow for high-density residential housing is causing contention between the council, locals and State Planning department. The Victoria Road Precinct is 36 hectares of industrial land in the middle of Marrickville and has been functioning as a site for business, […]

Both parties promise brighter future for TAFE

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Early February, Premier Mike Baird and opposition leader Luke Foley announced their parties’ commitments to TAFE ahead of the state election. Baird announced $86 million as part of Liberal’s Reskilling NSW plan with $48million going towards TAFE scholarships for disadvantaged young people. The NSW Labor party has promised $100 million of […]

Politicians ‘put on notice’ by Westconnex Action Group

By Joe Bourke.   Protests against Westconnex have continued around the Inner West, with the Westconnex Action Group bringing traffic to a standstill last week. The protest came to a head when Dr Peter Ross, a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, was arrested for trespassing after he chained himself to a […]

Marrickville hosts Block Party for refugees

By Joe Bourke Hip Hop collective One Day are bringing their monthly block party ‘One Day Sundays’ (ODS) to the Factory Theatre for the second time this weekend. The party, which used to be held at the Vic on the Park, is celebrating its two year anniversary this Sunday and has become hugely popular since […]

Ambitious green targets unlikely to be met by City of Sydney

By Kieran Adair City of Sydney is not on track to meet its 2030 emission-reduction targets, due to the failure of several environmental initiatives, including the city’s plans for trigeneration power plants, Councillor Linda Scott has told City Hub. The goal of a 70 per cent emissions reduction target was adopted in 2008 as part […]

Return of Goat Island presents a ‘unique opportunity’ for reconciliation

By Joe Bourke   Luke Foley’s State Labor party along with former Prime Minister Paul Keating have announced the return of Goat Island to the Aboriginal people if Labor wins the upcoming NSW State election. The island is the second largest in Sydney Harbour and has been under state ownership since 1908. Deputy Opposition Leader […]